2020 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Day 2 Finals: Schubert Claims Classic IM Battle

ted schubert, university of virginia, acc swimming
Ted Schubert Photo Courtesy: University of Virginia Athletics

The 200 individual medley on Day 2 of the ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships lived up to the hype. Five swimmers, 0.22 seconds separating them, all in B cuts that would’ve gotten to NCAAs last year.

At the end, Ted Schubert of Virginia ended up on top, his time of 1:43.09 (powered by a stellar final 50) edging Caio Pumputis to the wall by four one-hundredths of a second.

That was the highlight of a busy night. The event-by-event recaps:

ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Greensboro Aquatic Center

500 freestyle

It was Zach Yeadon’s night, the Notre Dame junior becoming just the third Fightin’ Irish swimmer to win an ACC men’s championship. His time of 4:10.39 was an A Cut, the only A cut of the three individual events and his third of the season. The school record also broke Anton Ipsen’s pool record from 2018 (4:11.21) and was within a whisper of Matt McLean’s meet record (4:10.00).

“To be a part of history now, and for the team to get involved and be pumped up like that, it’s great. It’s a great motivator,” Yeadon said in a team statement. “And, after we finished, Jack Hoagland and I were both on the podium, and we were actually second in the meet at that point. So, it’s a great feeling to get everybody into the meet and really feel like we’re competing for something.”

Second was UVA’s John Walker in 4:11.93. Jack Hoagland placed third in 4:12.15, the second-fastest time in program history.

 Event 4  Men 500 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
   Conference: % 4:09.13  1/26/2018 Anton Ipsen, NCSU-NC
     ACC Meet: & 4:10.00  2/26/2009 Matt McLean, Virginia
     American: @ 4:06.32  2/20/2020 Kieran Smith, Florida
   U. S. Open: * 4:06.32  2/20/2020 Kieran Smith, Florida
         NCAA: $ 4:06.32  3/23/2019 Kieran Smith, Florida
         Pool: ^ 4:11.21  2/22/2018 Anton Oerskov Ipsen, NCSU-NC
                 4:11.82  A
                 4:16.04  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 4:23.34  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Yeadon, Zachary  JR ND                4:14.03    4:10.39^A       32  
    r:+0.77  22.94        47.82 (24.88)
        1:13.01 (25.19)     1:38.38 (25.37)
        2:03.82 (25.44)     2:29.41 (25.59)
        2:55.13 (25.72)     3:20.64 (25.51)
        3:45.82 (25.18)     4:10.39 (24.57)
  2 Walker, John     FR UVA               4:16.89    4:11.93 IV19    28  
    r:+0.76  22.81        47.93 (25.12)
        1:13.12 (25.19)     1:38.36 (25.24)
        2:03.92 (25.56)     2:29.53 (25.61)
        2:55.18 (25.65)     3:21.11 (25.93)
        3:46.93 (25.82)     4:11.93 (25.00)
  3 Hoagland, Jack   FR ND                4:14.58    4:12.15 IV19    27  
    r:+0.75  23.34        48.38 (25.04)
        1:13.80 (25.42)     1:39.45 (25.65)
        2:05.28 (25.83)     2:30.91 (25.63)
        2:56.67 (25.76)     3:22.37 (25.70)
        3:47.53 (25.16)     4:12.15 (24.62)
  4 Dant, Ross       FR NC State          4:14.57    4:13.77 IV19    26  
    r:+0.64  23.36        48.53 (25.17)
        1:14.19 (25.66)     1:39.80 (25.61)
        2:05.39 (25.59)     2:31.02 (25.63)
        2:56.61 (25.59)     3:22.34 (25.73)
        3:48.01 (25.67)     4:13.77 (25.76)
  5 Knowles, Eric    JR NC State          4:15.26    4:15.70 IV19    25  
    r:+0.71  23.20        48.29 (25.09)
        1:13.66 (25.37)     1:39.08 (25.42)
        2:04.88 (25.80)     2:30.58 (25.70)
        2:56.79 (26.21)     3:23.14 (26.35)
        3:49.65 (26.51)     4:15.70 (26.05)
  6 McKeen, Sadler   JR ND                4:18.06    4:17.14 B       24  
    r:+0.69  23.18        48.95 (25.77)
        1:14.86 (25.91)     1:41.10 (26.24)
        2:07.46 (26.36)     2:33.54 (26.08)
        2:59.96 (26.42)     3:26.09 (26.13)
        3:51.88 (25.79)     4:17.14 (25.26)
  7 Ivanov, Antani   SO VT                4:17.52    4:18.17 B       23  
    r:+0.64  23.43        49.20 (25.77)
        1:15.43 (26.23)     1:41.83 (26.40)
        2:07.99 (26.16)     2:34.69 (26.70)
        3:00.97 (26.28)     3:27.16 (26.19)
        3:53.18 (26.02)     4:18.17 (24.99)
  8 Dimitriou, Dimi  JR UNC               4:17.77    4:18.82 B       22  
    r:+0.67  23.60        49.13 (25.53)
        1:15.12 (25.99)     1:40.99 (25.87)
        2:07.07 (26.08)     2:33.20 (26.13)
        2:59.53 (26.33)     3:26.08 (26.55)
        3:52.55 (26.47)     4:18.82 (26.27)

200 individual medley

The splits are worth parsing below. Schubert turned for freestyle in fourth place but used a torrid 24.80 final 50 to get to the wall first, with Pumputis of Georgia Tech second in 1:43.13. Schubert’s time is a Virginia record and the seventh-fastest time in the nation.

The guy first at the 150-yard wall was top seed Evgenii Somov, who faded to fourth in 1:43.24. Third was Erge Gezmis in 1:43.19, a staggering seven seconds faster than his entry time and the third-fatest in NC State history. Somov’s Louisville teammate Daniel Sos touched fifth in 1:43.27.

Event 5  Men 200 Yard IM
=========================================================================
   Conference: % 1:39.35  3/24/2019 Andreas Vazaios, NCSU-NC
     ACC Meet: & 1:41.25  2/28/2017 Andreas Vazaios, NCSU-NC
     American: @ 1:38.13  2/15/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   U. S. Open: * 1:38.13  2/15/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         NCAA: $ 1:38.13  2/15/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Pool: ^ 1:41.28  2/24/2019 Caio Pumputis, GT-GA
                 1:41.34  A
                 1:43.82  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 1:46.77  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Schubert, Frede  SR UVA               1:43.68    1:43.09 IV19    32  
    r:+0.63  22.44        47.69 (25.25)
        1:18.29 (30.60)     1:43.09 (24.80)
  2 Pumputis, Caio   JR GT                1:44.67    1:43.13 IV19    28  
    r:+0.68  22.04        47.90 (25.86)
        1:17.89 (29.99)     1:43.13 (25.24)
  3 Gezmis, Erge     JR NC State          1:44.85    1:43.19 IV19    27  
    r:+0.71  22.26        48.28 (26.02)
        1:18.41 (30.13)     1:43.19 (24.78)
  4 Somov, Evgenii   JR Louisville        1:43.48    1:43.24 IV19    26  
    r:+0.74  22.28        49.08 (26.80)
        1:17.65 (28.57)     1:43.24 (25.59)
  5 Sos, Daniel      JR Louisville        1:43.70    1:43.27 IV19    25  
    r:+0.72  22.75        47.97 (25.22)
        1:17.92 (29.95)     1:43.27 (25.35)
  6 Helmbacher, Sam  SR Pitt              1:44.92    1:44.90 B       24  
    r:+0.66  22.45        49.15 (26.70)
        1:19.03 (29.88)     1:44.90 (25.87)
  7 Tornqvist, Samu  JR VT                1:45.29    1:45.02 B       23  
    r:+0.66  22.78        48.73 (25.95)
        1:19.26 (30.53)     1:45.02 (25.76)
  8 Storch, Casey    SO UVA               1:45.08    1:45.42 B       22  
    r:+0.71  22.82        49.75 (26.93)
        1:19.07 (29.32)     1:45.42 (26.35)

50 freestyle

Nyls Korstanje wasn’t as fast as prelims, but he finished first in 19.25 seconds, the fifth time in six years NC State has won the event at the ACC men’s championships. Second was Louisville freshman Haridi Sameh in 19.31, the third-fastest in school history. Peter Varjasi of Florida State finished third. Top seed Blaise Vera of Pitt slid to sixth. Ryan Baker of Virginia was fourth in a school-record 19.42.

It took 19.49 to win the B final via Augustus Lamb of UVA and 19.53 to win the C final thanks to UNC’s Will Messenger. Duke’s Miles Williams, who finished 10th in 19.54, set a school record.

 Event 6  Men 50 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
   Conference: % 18.56  3/23/2017 Ryan Held, NCSU-NC
     ACC Meet: & 18.68  2/28/2017 Ryan Held, NCSU-NC
     American: @ 17.63  3/22/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
   U. S. Open: * 17.63  3/22/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
         NCAA: $ 17.63  3/22/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
         Pool: ^ 18.75  2/22/2018 Ryan Held, NCSU-NC
                 18.96  A
                 19.35  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 19.96  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Korstanje, Nyls  SO NC State            19.07      19.25 IV19    32  
     r:+0.62  9.32         19.25 (9.93)
  2 Sameh, Abdelrah  FR Louisville          19.52      19.31 IV19    28  
     r:+0.64  9.26        19.31 (10.05)
  3 Varjasi, Peter   FR Florida St          19.52      19.35 IV19    27  
     r:+0.70  9.30        19.35 (10.05)
  4 Baker, Ryan      SR UVA                 19.56      19.42 B       26  
     r:+0.64  9.31        19.42 (10.11)
  5 Hallock, Thomas  JR VT                  19.32      19.49 B       25  
     r:+0.66  9.21        19.49 (10.28)
  6 Vera, Blaise     JR Pitt                19.32      19.54 B       24  
     r:+0.73  9.48        19.54 (10.06)
  7 Deliyiannis, Mi  JR Louisville          19.25      19.65 B       23  
     r:+0.69  9.60        19.65 (10.05)
  8 Barna, Andrej    SR Louisville          19.43      19.97         22  
     r:+0.61  9.96        19.97 (10.01)

200 freestyle relay

Florida State placed four swimmers in the top 12 of the 50 and put the strength to good use by winning the 200 free relay. Varjasi, Griffin Alaniz, Jakub Ksiazek and Max McCusker clocked in at 1:16.69. The Seminoles were second at the final handoff, but McCusker, who wasn’t in the individual 50, roared back with an 18.93 anchor leg to catch Louisville (1:16.94).

McCusker’s was the second-fastest leg of the event, trailing only the 18.83 thrown down by Thomas Hallock of Virginia Tech as the Hokies finished fourth. Third was NC State, with Korstanje leading the team with a 19.19 out front.

Event 8  Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
   Conference: % 1:14.50  3/24/2018 North Carolina State Universit, NC State-NC
                          Held, Ress. Molacek, C. Stewart
     ACC Meet: & 1:15.34  2/22/2018 North Carolina State Universit, NC State-NC
                          R Held, J Ress, J Molacek, C Stewart
     American: @ 1:14.50  3/22/2018 NC State, NC St
                          R Held, J Ress, J Molacek, C Stewart
   U. S. Open: * 1:14.08  3/28/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
         NCAA: $ 1:14.08  3/28/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaer, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
         Pool: ^ 1:15.34  2/22/2018 North Carolina State
                          R Held, J Ress, J Molacek, C Stewart
                 1:17.17  A
                 1:17.86  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Florida St                    1:16.98    1:16.69 A       64  
     1) Varjasi, Peter FR             2) r:0.25 Alaniz, Griffin SR    
     3) r:0.17 Ksiazek, Jakub SO      4) r:0.09 McCusker, Max SO      
    r:+0.67  19.52        38.72 (19.20)
          57.76 (19.04)     1:16.69 (18.93)
  2 Louisville                    1:17.47    1:16.94 A       56  
     1) Sameh, Abdelrahman FR         2) r:0.25 Barna, Andrej SR      
     3) r:0.31 Deliyiannis, Mialis JR 4) r:-0.01 Cummings, Tanner SO  
    r:+0.63  19.32        38.41 (19.09)
          57.68 (19.27)     1:16.94 (19.26)
  3 NC State                      1:17.95    1:17.70 B       54  
     1) Korstanje, Nyls SO            2) r:0.38 Henderson, Noah FR    
     3) r:0.36 McGlaughlin, Mark SR   4) r:0.27 Hensley, Noah SR      
    r:+1.98  19.19        38.84 (19.65)
          58.17 (19.33)     1:17.70 (19.53)
  4 VT                            1:20.63    1:17.84 B       52  
     1) Manoff, Philip SO             2) r:0.17 Hallock, Thomas JR    
     3) r:0.16 Claesson, Henry SO     4) r:0.14 Ivanov, Antani SO     
     r:+0.67  9.49        19.66 (19.66)
           28.36 (8.70)       38.49 (18.83)
           47.77 (9.28)       58.30 (19.81)
         1:07.53 (9.23)     1:17.84 (19.54)
  5 UNC                           1:19.65    1:17.88         50  
     1) Coan, Eli SO                  2) r:0.18 Hill, Tyler JR        
     3) r:0.20 Abaliksta, Valdas JR   4) r:0.43 Messenger, William JR 
    r:+0.63  20.01        38.98 (18.97)
          58.53 (19.55)     1:17.88 (19.35)
  6 UVA                           1:18.36    1:17.93         48  
     1) Baker, Ryan SR                2) r:0.30 Lamb, Augustus FR     
     3) r:0.27 Schutte, Henry FR      4) r:0.28 Walker, John FR       
    r:+0.61  19.62        38.68 (19.06)
          58.24 (19.56)     1:17.93 (19.69)

Team scoring

With all diving events from last week factored in, NC State remains out front of the ACC men’s championships with 488 points. Virginia is second with 438 and Florida State is third with 420.5. Louisville is the big mover, up from 12th after Wednesday’s relay DQ to fourth with 393 points.

Scores – Men Men – Team Rankings
1.  North Carolina State University 488
2. Virginia, University of 438
3. Florida State University 420.5
4. Louisville, University of 393
5. VA Tech 359
6. North Carolina, University of 315
7. Notre Dame, University of 294.5
8. Duke University 258
9. Pittsburgh, University of 223
10. Georgia Institute of Technolog 216
11. University of Miami (Florida) 197
12. Boston College 66