2020 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships: Louisville Wins, Suffers DQ

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Nyls Korstanje Photo Courtesy: NC State Athletics

NC State and Louisville struck first in the relays contested on Day 1 of the four-day ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday night. But the Cardinals, which entered as the top seed in the 200 medley relay, were dealt a blow to their team score with a disqualification.

A look at the events of Night 1.

200 medley relay

It was going to be a close race, with the top three squads clustered within .09 seconds in their seed times. NC State took control of the final, winning in an NCAA A cut of 1:24.13. The margin over second-place Florida State (1:24.51) was made mostly on the anchor leg by Nyls Korstanje, who fired off an 18.62 leg, the fastest relay time in the nation. Coleman Stewart’s 20.83 leadoff leg in back was the second-fastest in the nation this year. It’s the sixth time in seven years the Wolfpack have won the event.

Georgia Tech snuck into third with Virginia fourth, both breaking 1:25. But the surprise was Louisville’s DQ for a jump on the freestyle leg. They’d been out front by more than a second when Nicolas Albiero handed off to Mihalis Deliyiannis.

Event 1  Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
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   Conference: % 1:22.37  2/27/2019 North Carolina State Universit, NC State-NC
                          C Stewart, D Graber, N Korstanje, J Ress
     ACC Meet: & 1:22.37  2/27/2019 North Carolina State Universit, NC State-NC
                          C Stewart, D Graber, N Korstanje, J Ress
     American: @ 1:21.88  3/23/2018 California, Calif
                          D Carr, C Hoppe, J Lynch, R Hoffer
   U. S. Open: * 1:21.54  3/24/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, B Ringgold
         NCAA: $ 1:21.54  3/24/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, B Ringgold
         Pool: ^ 1:22.37  2/27/2019 North Carolina State Universit, NC St
                          C Stewart, D Graber, N Korstanje, J Ress
                 1:24.30  A
                 1:24.97  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 NC State                      1:24.85    1:24.13 A       64  
     1) Stewart, Coleman SR           2) r:0.14 Kusto, Rafal SO       
     3) r:0.21 Sobolewski, Luke JR    4) r:0.19 Korstanje, Nyls SO    
    r:+0.77  20.83        45.13 (24.30)
        1:05.51 (20.38)     1:24.13 (18.62)
  2 Florida St                    1:24.80    1:24.51 B       56  
     1) Alaniz, Griffin SR            2) r:0.33 Bastian, Izaak SO     
     3) r:0.09 McCusker, Max SO       4) r:0.38 Ksiazek, Jakub SO     
    r:+0.60  21.13        45.06 (23.93)
        1:05.30 (20.24)     1:24.51 (19.21)
  3 GT                            1:26.35    1:24.95 B       54  
     1) Barone, Kyle SO               2) r:0.24 Pumputis, Caio JR     
     3) r:0.23 Ferraro, Christian JR  4) r:0.24 Miles, Corben JR      
    r:+0.69  21.23        45.00 (23.77)
        1:05.73 (20.73)     1:24.95 (19.22)
  4 UVA                           1:25.83    1:24.98         52  
     1) Clark, Joseph SR              2) r:0.00 Barnum, Keefer JR     
     3) r:0.27 Edwards, Maxwell FR    4) r:0.11 Lamb, Augustus FR     
    r:+0.65  21.75        45.38 (23.63)
        1:05.90 (20.52)     1:24.98 (19.08)
  5 VT                            1:27.84    1:25.03         49  
     1) Webb, Forest FR               2) r:0.21 Shi, Simon SR         
     3) r:0.32 Manoff, Philip SO      4) r:0.05 Hallock, Thomas JR    
    r:+0.61  21.48        46.33 (24.85)
        1:06.54 (20.21)     1:25.03 (18.49)
  5 Pitt                          1:26.51    1:25.03         49  
     1) Smutny, Luke SR               2) r:0.16 Van Der Laan, Coper SO
     3) r:0.47 Vera, Blaise JR        4) r:0.17 Cannon, Ellis JR      
    r:+0.74  21.63        45.71 (24.08)
        1:05.74 (20.03)     1:25.03 (19.29)
  7 ND                            1:27.06    1:25.84         46  
     1) Montesi, Jack SR              2) r:0.10 Limbacher, Matthew SO 
     3) r:0.24 Smith, Zachary SO      4) r:0.13 Schultz, Aaron SR     
    r:+0.61  21.88        45.85 (23.97)
        1:06.63 (20.78)     1:25.84 (19.21)
  8 UNC                           1:26.43    1:25.94         44  
     1) Burhans, Tucker SO            2) r:0.37 Abaliksta, Valdas JR  
     3) r:0.22 Hill, Tyler JR         4) r:0.34 Messenger, William JR 
    r:+0.67  21.78        45.63 (23.85)
        1:06.49 (20.86)     1:25.94 (19.45)
  9 Duke                          1:26.79    1:26.34         40  
     1) Hartley, Nathaniel JR         2) r:0.26 Reznick, Cole SO      
     3) r:0.09 Gingrich, Charlie FR   4) r:0.21 Williams, Miles SR    
    r:+0.74  21.97        46.41 (24.44)
        1:07.16 (20.75)     1:26.34 (19.18)
 10 BC                            1:30.56    1:30.09         34  
     1) Roche, Samuel SO              2) r:0.16 Fares, Sami SR        
     3) r:0.31 Clark, Matthew FR      4) r:0.32 Geoghegan Ribeimion SO
    r:+0.69  21.78        48.13 (26.35)
        1:09.92 (21.79)     1:30.09 (20.17)
 -- Louisville                    1:24.76         DQ        
      Early take-off swimmer #4
     1) Whyte, Mitchell SO            2) r:0.09 Somov, Evgenii JR     
     3) r:0.12 Albiero, Nicolas JR    4) r:-0.08 Deliyiannis, Malis JR
    r:+0.60  20.82        44.08 (23.26)
        1:03.92 (19.84)          DQ (18.48)

800 freestyle relay

Louisville exacted a little revenge in the second relay, leading six A cuts into the wall with a winning time of 6:12.02. Albiero put the Cardinals in clean water with a 1:32.45 and they never looked back, the winning team of Colton Paulson, Andrej Barna and Samuel Steel.

NC State took second in 6:14.98, a relay that Stewart (1:33.06) was the fastest split on. Florida State was third (in a school record 6:15.94 for its first podium finish at the ACC Men’s Championships in the event since 2010), followed by Virginia Tech, Virginia and Notre Dame (a school-record 6:16.86) in sixth.

Event 3  Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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   Conference: % 6:05.31  3/23/2018 North Carolina State Universit, NC State-NC
                          Vazaios. Held, Molacek, C. Stewart
     ACC Meet: & 6:09.82  2/27/2017 North Carolina State Universit, NCSU-NC
                          A Vazaios, R Held, J Ress, S Dahl
     American: @ 6:05.08  3/27/2019 Texas, Texas
                          D. Kibler, A. Katz, J. Newkirk, T. Hass
   U. S. Open: * 6:05.08  3/21/2019 Texas, Texas
                          D. Kibler, A. Katz, J. Newkirk, T. Hass
         NCAA: $ 6:05.08  3/21/2019 Texas, Texas
                          D. Kibler, A. Katz, J. Newkirk, T. Hass
         Pool: ^ 6:11.84  2/27/2019 Louisville, University of, Louis
                          N Albiero, Z Harting, B Piszczorowicz, C Paulson
                 6:17.18  A
                 6:21.85  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Louisville                    6:22.71    6:12.02 A       64  
     1) Albiero, Nicolas JR           2) r:0.19 Paulson, Colton SO    
     3) r:0.13 Barna, Andrej SR       4) r:0.10 Steele, Samuel SR     
         r:+0.64          45.07 (45.07)
      1:08.62 (1:08.62)   1:32.45 (1:32.45)
        1:53.92 (21.47)     2:17.83 (45.38)
      2:41.57 (1:09.12)   3:05.32 (1:32.87)
        3:25.51 (20.19)     3:48.82 (43.50)
      4:13.00 (1:07.68)   4:38.61 (1:33.29)
        4:59.80 (21.19)     5:23.37 (44.76)
      5:47.48 (1:08.87)   6:12.02 (1:33.41)
  2 NC State                      6:19.32    6:14.98 A       56  
     1) Knowles, Eric JR              2) r:0.33 Stewart, Coleman SR   
     3) r:0.14 Tapp, Hunter FR        4) r:0.25 Hensley, Noah SR      
    r:+0.68  21.64        45.33 (45.33)
      1:09.42 (1:09.42)   1:34.01 (1:34.01)
        1:55.10 (21.09)     2:18.47 (44.46)
      2:42.27 (1:08.26)   3:07.07 (1:33.06)
        3:27.95 (20.88)     3:51.90 (44.83)
      4:16.27 (1:09.20)   4:41.40 (1:34.33)
        5:03.00 (21.60)     5:26.61 (45.21)
      5:50.60 (1:09.20)   6:14.98 (1:33.58)
  3 Florida St                    6:18.68    6:15.94 A       54  
     1) Varjasi, Peter FR             2) r:0.36 Ksiazek, Jakub SO     
     3) r:0.11 Ghaffari, Mohamed FR   4) r:0.31 Stefanik, Vladimir SR 
    r:+0.69  21.21        44.62 (44.62)
      1:08.51 (1:08.51)   1:32.76 (1:32.76)
        1:54.53 (21.77)     2:19.01 (46.25)
      2:43.80 (1:11.04)   3:08.47 (1:35.71)
        3:29.68 (21.21)     3:53.37 (44.90)
      4:17.65 (1:09.18)   4:41.95 (1:33.48)
        5:03.32 (21.37)     5:27.17 (45.22)
      5:51.37 (1:09.42)   6:15.94 (1:33.99)
  4 VT                            6:23.80    6:16.36 A       52  
     1) Manoff, Philip SO             2) r:0.23 Stone, Lane JR        
     3) r:0.18 Ivanov, Antani SO      4) r:0.27 Dal Maso, Filippo SO  
         r:+0.68                       
      1:08.04 (1:08.04)   1:33.69 (1:33.69)
        1:54.99 (21.30)     2:18.65 (44.96)
      2:42.69 (1:09.00)   3:07.05 (1:33.36)
        3:28.29 (21.24)     3:52.14 (45.09)
      4:16.72 (1:09.67)   4:41.41 (1:34.36)
        5:03.16 (21.75)     5:27.16 (45.75)
      5:51.73 (1:10.32)   6:16.36 (1:34.95)
  5 UVA                           6:24.84    6:16.68 A       50  
     1) Baker, Ryan SR                2) r:0.18 Schilling, Samuel JR  
     3) r:0.34 Wright, Jack FR        4) r:0.36 Walker, John FR       
    r:+0.66  21.43        45.01 (45.01)
      1:09.35 (1:09.35)   1:34.30 (1:34.30)
        1:55.19 (20.89)     2:19.07 (44.77)
      2:43.22 (1:08.92)   3:08.09 (1:33.79)
        3:29.59 (21.50)     3:53.51 (45.42)
      4:17.99 (1:09.90)   4:42.17 (1:34.08)
        5:02.99 (20.82)     5:27.19 (45.02)
      5:52.10 (1:09.93)   6:16.68 (1:34.51)
  6 ND                            6:21.57    6:16.86 A       48  
     1) McKeen, Sadler JR             2) r:0.29 Schultz, Aaron SR     
     3) r:0.13 Wilburn, Cason FR      4) r:0.29 Yeadon, Zachary JR    
    r:+0.71  21.38        44.70 (44.70)
      1:08.62 (1:08.62)   1:33.59 (1:33.59)
        1:54.94 (21.35)     2:19.20 (45.61)
      2:43.55 (1:09.96)   3:08.39 (1:34.80)
        3:29.36 (20.97)     3:53.39 (45.00)
      4:18.55 (1:10.16)   4:44.33 (1:35.94)
        5:05.68 (21.35)     5:28.96 (44.63)
      5:53.09 (1:08.76)   6:16.86 (1:32.53)
  7 UNC                           6:25.24    6:21.32 B       46  
     1) Sungalia, Tomas SO            2) r:0.10 Koenigsperger, niel JR
     3) r:0.57 Dimitriou, Dimirios JR 4) r:0.29 Messenger, William JR 
    r:+0.69  21.37        44.76 (44.76)
      1:09.22 (1:09.22)   1:34.41 (1:34.41)
        1:55.73 (21.32)     2:19.83 (45.42)
      2:44.06 (1:09.65)   3:09.03 (1:34.62)
        3:31.24 (22.21)     3:55.06 (46.03)
      4:19.76 (1:10.73)   4:45.16 (1:36.13)
        5:06.90 (21.74)     5:30.57 (45.41)
      5:55.41 (1:10.25)   6:21.32 (1:36.16)
  8 Pitt                          6:31.53    6:21.72 B       44  
     1) Vorster, Eben SR              2) r:0.23 Helmbacher, Samy SR   
     3) r:0.24 Remenyi, Armin JR      4) r:0.27 Smutny, Luke SR       
    r:+0.72  21.90        45.97 (45.97)
      1:10.30 (1:10.30)   1:34.96 (1:34.96)
        1:56.19 (21.23)     2:20.15 (45.19)
      2:44.95 (1:09.99)   3:10.04 (1:35.08)
        3:31.47 (21.43)     3:55.76 (45.72)
      4:20.56 (1:10.52)   4:46.12 (1:36.08)
        5:07.65 (21.53)     5:32.24 (46.12)
      5:57.08 (1:10.96)   6:21.72 (1:35.60)
  9 Duke                          6:30.41    6:25.22         40  
     1) Williams, Miles SR            2) Boboff, Sheldon SR           
     3) Hartley, Nathaniel JR         4) Hallaron, David SO           
    r:+0.71  22.01        46.14 (46.14)
      1:10.92 (1:10.92)   1:36.48 (1:36.48)
        1:57.45 (20.97)     2:21.64 (45.16)
      2:46.21 (1:09.73)   3:11.07 (1:34.59)
        3:32.52 (21.45)     3:57.21 (46.14)
      4:22.27 (1:11.20)   4:47.66 (1:36.59)
        5:09.39 (21.73)     5:33.88 (46.22)
      5:59.35 (1:11.69)   6:25.22 (1:37.56)
 10 GT                            6:30.03    6:28.13         34  
     1) Pumputis, Caio JR             2) r:0.19 Ferraro, Christian JR 
     3) r:0.21 Zhi, Qian JR           4) r:0.15 Kertesz, Daniel FR    
    r:+0.67  21.53        45.09 (45.09)
      1:09.34 (1:09.34)   1:35.33 (1:35.33)
        1:57.17 (21.84)     2:21.98 (46.65)
      2:47.21 (1:11.88)   3:11.91 (1:36.58)
        3:33.93 (22.02)     3:58.66 (46.75)
      4:24.01 (1:12.10)   4:50.10 (1:38.19)
        5:12.73 (22.63)     5:37.67 (47.57)
      6:02.74 (1:12.64)   6:28.13 (1:38.03)
 11 BC                            6:42.11    6:36.42         32  
     1) Clark, Matthew FR             2) r:0.09 Roche, Samuel SO      
     3) r:0.33 O'Leary, Colin JR      4) r:0.29 Szekely, Matthew FR   
    r:+0.74  22.44        46.80 (46.80)
      1:11.90 (1:11.90)   1:37.63 (1:37.63)
        1:54.52 (16.89)     2:24.73 (47.10)
      2:50.88 (1:13.25)   3:16.81 (1:39.18)
        3:39.43 (22.62)     4:04.64 (47.83)
      4:30.53 (1:13.72)   4:56.59 (1:39.78)
        5:18.22 (21.63)     5:43.30 (46.71)
      6:09.58 (1:12.99)   6:36.42 (1:39.83)

With the three-meter diving results (contested last week as part of the women’s meet and won by James Brady of NC State), the Wolfpack have the early lead at the ACC Men’s Championships at 109 points with Florida State (101) and North Carolina (99) rounding out the top three. Louisville is dead last in 12th with 27 points.

 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 2                  
 
  1. North Carolina State Universit    109   2. Florida State University          101
  3. North Carolina, University of,     99   4. Virginia, University of            94
  5. VA Tech                            80   6. Duke University                    72
  7. Notre Dame, University of          61   8. Pittsburgh, University of          60
  9. Georgia Institute of Technolog     58  10. University of Miami (Florida)      55
 11. Boston College                     34  12. Louisville, University of          27