2020 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Day 3 Finals: Stewart, Somov Make It Three Straight

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Coleman Stewart Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

It was a night for familiar faces and streaks at the ACC Men’s Swimming Championships Friday. For the third straight year, Evgenii Somov and Coleman Stewart won their signature events. Ted Schubert made it two straight IM wins. Louisville rose to third in the team standings by winning four of six events.

All the action from the evening as it happens:

ACC Men’s Swimming Championships, Greensboro Aquatic Center

100 butterfly

Nicolas Albiero topped Coleman Stewart in Part 1 of their battle. Though Albiero wasn’t as fast as the morning, he still clocked an A cut of 44.86 to hold off Stewart (44.92) by the slimmest of margins. Those two separated themselves from the pack, with NC State’s Nyls Korstanje third in 45.47, part of a troika of 45-mids, with Philip Manoff of Virginia Tech (45.60) and Noah Hensley of NC State (45.71).

Event 9  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
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         Conf: % 44.46  3/29/2019 Coleman Stewart, NCSU-NC
     ACC Meet: & 44.79  3/1/2017  Ryan Held, NCSU-NC
     American: @ 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
   U. S. Open: * 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
         NCAA: $ 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
         Pool: ^ 44.83  2/28/2020 Nicolas Albiero, Louisville-KY
                 45.05  A
                 45.90  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 47.43  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Albiero, Nicola  JR Louisville          44.83      44.86 A       32  
    r:+0.63  20.91        44.86 (23.95)
  2 Stewart, Colema  SR NC State            45.00      44.92 A       28  
    r:+0.65  20.72        44.92 (24.20)
  3 Korstanje, Nyls  SO NC State            45.92      45.47 IV19    27  
    r:+0.64  21.05        45.47 (24.42)
  4 Manoff, Philip   SO VT                  45.61      45.60 IV19    26  
    r:+0.68  21.01        45.60 (24.59)
  5 Hensley, Noah    SR NC State            46.02      45.71 IV19    25  
    r:+0.64  21.30        45.71 (24.41)
  6 Vera, Blaise     JR Pitt                46.21      46.22 B       24  
    r:+0.68  21.21        46.22 (25.01)
  7 Ivanov, Antani   SO VT                  46.13      46.36 B       23  
    r:+0.62  21.59        46.36 (24.77)
  8 Sobolewski, Luk  JR NC State            46.09      46.56 B       22  
    r:+0.72  21.57        46.56 (24.99)

400 individual medley

Ted Schubert completed the IM double by dropping exactly four seconds from the morning to clock in at 3:40.01. Second was Jack Hoagland, who closed the gap on Schubert with a 24.90 final 50 but ended up second in 3:40.73. Third-place Casey Storch of UVA was more than three seconds back in 3:44.02.

Event 10  Men 400 Yard IM
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         Conf: % 3:38.00  3/27/2009 Gal Nevo, Georgia Tech
     ACC Meet: & 3:38.43  3/1/2017  Robert Owen, VT-VA
     American: @ 3:33.42  3/24/2017 Chase Kalisz, Georgia
   U. S. Open: * 3:33.42  3/24/2017 Chase Kalisz, Georgia
         NCAA: $ 3:33.42  3/24/2017 Chase Kalisz, Georgia
         Pool: ^ 3:39.52  2/23/2018 Ted Schubert, UVA-VA
                 3:39.16  A
                 3:43.42  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 3:51.46  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Schubert, Frede  SR UVA               3:44.01    3:40.01 IV19    32  
    r:+0.67  22.91        48.73 (25.82)
        1:16.62 (27.89)     1:44.17 (27.55)
        2:15.61 (31.44)     2:47.37 (31.76)
        3:13.80 (26.43)     3:40.01 (26.21)
  2 Hoagland, Jack   FR ND                3:43.45    3:40.73 IV19    28  
    r:+0.73  24.08        51.54 (27.46)
        1:19.48 (27.94)     1:47.18 (27.70)
        2:18.49 (31.31)     2:49.68 (31.19)
        3:15.83 (26.15)     3:40.73 (24.90)
  3 Storch, Casey    SO UVA               3:45.45    3:44.02 B       27  
    r:+0.70  23.60        50.65 (27.05)
        1:19.67 (29.02)     1:48.22 (28.55)
        2:18.87 (30.65)     2:50.30 (31.43)
        3:17.71 (27.41)     3:44.02 (26.31)
  4 Helmbacher, Sam  SR Pitt              3:46.09    3:44.96 B       26  
    r:+0.71  23.58        50.86 (27.28)
        1:19.65 (28.79)     1:48.31 (28.66)
        2:20.19 (31.88)     2:52.14 (31.95)
        3:19.28 (27.14)     3:44.96 (25.68)
  5 Dal Maso, Filip  SO VT                3:45.36    3:45.75 B       25  
    r:+0.69  24.36        52.39 (28.03)
        1:21.61 (29.22)     1:49.41 (27.80)
        2:21.69 (32.28)     2:54.29 (32.60)
        3:20.87 (26.58)     3:45.75 (24.88)
  6 Knowles, Eric    JR NC State          3:43.64    3:46.01 B       24  
    r:+0.70  23.99        51.26 (27.27)
        1:20.40 (29.14)     1:49.00 (28.60)
        2:20.81 (31.81)     2:53.98 (33.17)
        3:20.64 (26.66)     3:46.01 (25.37)
  7 Vorster, Eben    SR Pitt              3:48.09    3:46.24 B       23  
    r:+0.70  23.30        49.81 (26.51)
        1:19.30 (29.49)     1:48.20 (28.90)
        2:20.89 (32.69)     2:53.82 (32.93)
        3:20.18 (26.36)     3:46.24 (26.06)
  8 Conway, Sean     FR UVA               3:47.43    3:46.39 B       22  
    r:+0.69  23.99        51.59 (27.60)
        1:19.89 (28.30)     1:47.80 (27.91)
        2:20.21 (32.41)     2:53.05 (32.84)
        3:20.19 (27.14)     3:46.39 (26.20)

200 freestyle

Colton Paulson made it two titles in three events for Louisville. He was fifth at the halfway point but rallied to win in 1:33.77, upsetting the top seed from the morning, Sam Schilling of UVA (1:33.98). Third was UNC’s Thomas Sungaila. All eight ACC Men’s Swimming A finalists were within 1.11 seconds.

Event 11  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
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         Conf: % 1:31.32  3/21/2018 Andreas Vazaios, NC State
     ACC Meet: & 1:32.45  2/26/2010 Scot Robison, Virginia   -VA
     American: @ 1:29.15  3/27/2019 Dean Farris, Harvard
   U. S. Open: * 1:29.15  3/27/2019 Dean Farris, Harvard
         NCAA: $ 1:29.15  3/27/2019 Dean Farris, Harvard
         Pool: ^ 1:32.46  2/26/2016 Simonas Bilis, NCSU-NC
                 1:32.05  A
                 1:34.21  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 1:36.32  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Paulson, Colton  SO Louisville        1:33.76    1:33.77 IV19    32  
    r:+0.71  22.26        46.22 (23.96)
        1:10.17 (23.95)     1:33.77 (23.60)
  2 Schilling, Samu  JR UVA               1:33.42    1:33.98 IV19    28  
    r:+0.67  22.09        46.38 (24.29)
        1:10.11 (23.73)     1:33.98 (23.87)
  3 Sungaila, Tomas  SO UNC               1:34.51    1:34.18 IV19    27  
    r:+0.68  21.80        45.25 (23.45)
        1:09.35 (24.10)     1:34.18 (24.83)
  4 McKeen, Sadler   JR ND                1:33.90    1:34.26 B       26  
    r:+0.70  22.00        45.85 (23.85)
        1:09.88 (24.03)     1:34.26 (24.38)
  5 Baker, Ryan      SR UVA               1:34.11    1:34.59 B       25  
    r:+0.64  21.80        46.05 (24.25)
        1:10.58 (24.53)     1:34.59 (24.01)
  6 Stone, Lane      JR VT                1:34.67    1:34.61 B       24  
    r:+0.71  22.32        46.10 (23.78)
        1:10.18 (24.08)     1:34.61 (24.43)
  7 Wright, Jack     FR UVA               1:34.63    1:34.69 B       23  
    r:+0.73  22.06        46.04 (23.98)
        1:10.39 (24.35)     1:34.69 (24.30)
  8 Gezmis, Erge     JR NC State          1:34.72    1:34.88 B       22  
    r:+0.72  21.98        45.74 (23.76)
        1:10.16 (24.42)     1:34.88 (24.72)

100 breaststroke

Just call Evgenii Somov Mr. 3-for-3. The Louisville junior won his third straight 100 breast title, getting near his school record of 51.77 with a time of 51.85. He narrowly got the better of Valdas Abaliksta of UNC in 52.00 with Florida State’s Izaak Bastian rallying from eighth in prelims to third in 52.36.

Event 12  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
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         Conf: % 51.30  3/24/2017 Brandon Fiala, Virginia Tech
     ACC Meet: & 51.46  3/1/2017  Peter Kropp, Duke-NC
     American: @ 49.69  3/23/2018 Ian Finnerty, Indiana-IN
   U. S. Open: * 49.69  3/23/2018 Ian Finnerty, Indiana-IN
         NCAA: $ 49.69  3/23/2018 Ian Finnerty, Indiana-IN
         Pool: ^ 51.86  2/26/2016 Brandon Fiala, VT-VA
                 51.67  A
                 52.52  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 54.27  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Somov, Evgenii   JR Louisville          51.93      51.85 IV19    32  
    r:+0.71  23.99        51.85 (27.86)
  2 Abaliksta, Vald  JR UNC                 52.55      52.00 IV19    28  
    r:+0.74  24.42        52.00 (27.58)
  3 Bastian, Izaak   SO Florida St          53.05      52.36 IV19    27  
    r:+0.63  24.56        52.36 (27.80)
  4 Barnum, Keefer   JR UVA                 52.38      52.51 IV19    26  
    r:+0.63  24.38        52.51 (28.13)
  5 Bottelberghe, J  SO ND                  52.95      52.68 B       25  
    r:+0.73  24.63        52.68 (28.05)
  6 Van Der Laan, C  SO Pitt                52.85      52.71 B       24  
    r:+0.69  24.76        52.71 (27.95)
  7 Pumputis, Caio   JR GT                  52.90      52.74 B       23  
    r:+0.66  24.55        52.74 (28.19)
  8 Rauch, Jacob     SO UNC                 52.73      52.78 B       22  
    r:+0.65  24.65        52.78 (28.13)

100 backstroke

Coleman Stewart delivered in his signature event, winning in 44.04 to break the ACC Men’s Swimming Championships and pool records he set in 2019 (44.36). It’s the fastest time in the country this season. Louisville’s Mitchell Whyte (44.64) and Nicolas Albiero (44.75) picked up A cuts to finish second and third respectively.

Event 13  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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         Conf: % 43.98  3/24/2019 Coleman Stewart, NC State-NC
     ACC Meet: & 44.36  3/1/2019  Coleman Stewart, NC State-NC
     American: @ 43.49  3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy, California-PC
   U. S. Open: * 43.49  3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy, California-PC
         NCAA: $ 43.49  3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy, California-PC
         Pool: ^ 44.44  3/1/2019  Coleman Stewart, NC State-NC
                 44.95  A
                 46.06  IV19 Invited to 2019 NCAA
                 47.77  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Stewart, Colema  SR NC State            44.48      44.04&A       32  
    r:+0.68  21.48        44.04 (22.56)
  2 Whyte, Mitchell  SO Louisville          44.78      44.64 A       28  
    r:+0.57  21.73        44.64 (22.91)
  3 Albiero, Nicola  JR Louisville          45.14      44.75 A       27  
    r:+0.69  21.78        44.75 (22.97)
  4 Barone, Kyle     SO GT                  46.17      45.77 IV19    26  
    r:+0.67  21.56        45.77 (24.21)
  5 Clark, Joseph    SR UVA                 46.14      46.44 B       25  
    r:+0.70  22.18        46.44 (24.26)
  6 Hensley, Noah    SR NC State            46.27      46.57 B       24  
    r:+0.77  22.39        46.57 (24.18)
  7 Alaniz, Griffin  SR Florida St          46.30      46.78 B       23  
    r:+0.62  22.35        46.78 (24.43)
  8 Sofianidis, Nik  JR Louisville          46.47      47.05 B       22  
    r:+0.87  22.49        47.05 (24.56)

400 medley relay

On a night where the Cardinals won the 100 fly and 100 breast and took second in the 100 back, it’s not a shock that they took control of the 200 medley relay. They made a mockery of it, winning in 3:02.80 with the team of Whyte, Somov, Albiero and Andrej Barna. Louisville, which entered as the fourth seed, broke the ACC Men’s Swimming Championships and Greensboro Aquatic Center pool record set by NC State in 2019 (3:03.26). Second was Florida State, thanks in part to Max McCusker’s stellar fly leg, with Virginia third in the second-fastest time in school history. Despite a 44.38 from Stewart, NC State was fourth.

Event 14  Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
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         Conf: % 3:01.76  3/23/2018 North Carolina State Universit, NCSU-NC
                          C. Stewart, Molacek, Held, Ress
     ACC Meet: & 3:02.80  2/28/2020 Louisville, University of, Louisville-KY
                          M Whyte, E Somov, N Albiero, A Barna
     American: @ 3:01.51  3/24/2017 California
                          R Murphy, C Hoppe, M Josa, M Jensen
   U. S. Open: * 2:59.22  3/23/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, J Conger
         NCAA: $ 2:59.22  3/23/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, J Conger
         Pool: ^ 3:02.80  2/28/2020 Louisville, University of, Louisville-KY
                          M Whyte, E Somov, N Albiero, A Barna
                 3:05.95  A
                 3:07.74  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
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  1 Louisville                    3:08.26    3:02.80&A       64  
     1) Whyte, Mitchell SO            2) r:0.09 Somov, Evgenii JR     
     3) r:0.27 Albiero, Nicolas JR    4) r:0.10 Barna, Andrej SR      
    r:+0.73  21.69        44.93 (44.93)
        1:08.54 (23.61)     1:36.33 (51.40)
        1:56.93 (20.60)     2:20.88 (44.55)
        2:40.64 (19.76)     3:02.80 (41.92)
  2 Florida St                    3:08.07    3:05.62 A       56  
     1) Alaniz, Griffin SR            2) r:0.36 Bastian, Izaak SO     
     3) r:0.20 McCusker, Max SO       4) r:0.21 Varjasi, Peter FR     
    r:+0.67  21.93        46.18 (46.18)
        1:10.59 (24.41)     1:38.52 (52.34)
        1:59.26 (20.74)     2:23.85 (45.33)
        2:43.70 (19.85)     3:05.62 (41.77)
  3 UVA                           3:06.69    3:05.82 A       54  
     1) Clark, Joseph SR              2) r:0.09 Barnum, Keefer JR     
     3) r:0.37 Klinksiek, Konnar FR   4) r:-0.14 Baker, Ryan SR       
    r:+0.65  22.28        46.42 (46.42)
        1:10.17 (23.75)     1:38.08 (51.66)
        1:58.91 (20.83)     2:24.11 (46.03)
        2:43.62 (19.51)     3:05.82 (41.71)
  4 NC State                      3:06.43    3:06.16 B       52  
     1) Stewart, Coleman SR           2) r:0.09 Kusto, Rafal SO       
     3) r:0.32 Korstanje, Nyls SO     4) r:0.28 McGlaughlin, Mark SR  
    r:+0.66  21.68        44.38 (44.38)
        1:08.94 (24.56)     1:38.11 (53.73)
        1:58.85 (20.74)     2:23.31 (45.20)
        2:43.24 (19.93)     3:06.16 (42.85)
  5 VT                            3:12.29    3:08.03         50  
     1) Tornqvist, Samuel JR          2) r:0.22 Pouch, Ananias FR     
     3) r:0.40 Ivanov, Antani SO      4) r:0.11 Hallock, Thomas JR    
    r:+0.66  22.88        46.80 (46.80)
        1:11.39 (24.59)     1:39.35 (52.55)
        2:00.90 (21.55)     2:25.49 (46.14)
        2:45.28 (19.79)     3:08.03 (42.54)
  6 UNC                           3:10.14    3:08.16         48  
     1) Hill, Tyler JR                2) r:0.35 Abaliksta, Valdas JR  
     3) r:0.24 Brocato, Gregory SR    4) r:0.17 Sungaila, Tomas SO    
    r:+0.68  22.18        46.62 (46.62)
        1:10.63 (24.01)     1:38.21 (51.59)
        1:59.48 (21.27)     2:24.98 (46.77)
        2:45.36 (20.38)     3:08.16 (43.18)

Men – Team Rankings – Through Event 618

  1. North Carolina State University 853
  2. Virginia, University of 762
  3. Louisville, University of 746
  4. VA Tech 596
  5. Florida State University 589.5
  6. Notre Dame, University of 558.5
  7. North Carolina, University of, 486
  8. Pittsburgh, University of 385
  9. Georgia Institute of Technology 379
  10. Duke University 344
  11. University of Miami (Florida) 197
  12. Boston College 102