ACC Men’s Championships: Louisville Gets Redemption in Medley Relay

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Mitchell Whyte; Photo Courtesy: Karl L. More | Louisville Athletics

A year ago, Louisville entered the ACC Men’s Championships as the top seed in the 200 medley relay, then promptly opened the meet with a DQ.

Wednesday, they rectified that disappointment, with a close call. Despite being the second seed, a second slower than Georgia Tech, the Cardinals surged to a win in 1:22.71. It buzzed within four tenths of the meet record set in 2019 by NC State and led seven (!) NCAA A cuts in the race.

200 medley relay

Louisville got the win, the team of Mitchell Whyte, Evgenii Somov, Dalton Lowe and Abdelrahman Sameh leading wire-to-wire. They navigated a close call with Lowe, the freshman’s reaction time at -0.01. Sameh brought home an 19.76 leg on the end.

Second was top-seeded Georgia Tech, which crept within a quarter second thanks to Christian Ferraro’s 20.07 leg on fly. Third was Virginia, freshman Matthew Brownstead bringing them home in 18.45 to charge from sixth to third.

Also worth recognition was Pittsburgh’s Blaise Vera, who split 19.68 on his butterfly leg, helping the Panthers nab an A cut in seventh.

Event 1  Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
         Conf: % 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 Louisville                    1:24.86    1:22.71 A       64  
     1) Whyte, Mitchell JR            2) r:0.19 Somov, Evgenii SR     
     3) r:-0.01 Lowe, Dalton FR       4) r:0.24 Sameh, Abdelrahman SO 
    r:+0.57  20.79        43.70 (22.91)
        1:03.95 (20.25)     1:22.71 (18.76)
  2 Georgia Tech                  1:23.89    1:23.41 A       56  
     1) Barone, Kyle JR               2) r:0.22 Pumputis, Caio SR     
     3) r:0.21 Ferraro, Christian SR  4) r:0.19 Daniel, Austin SR     
    r:+0.63  21.00        44.20 (23.20)
        1:04.27 (20.07)     1:23.41 (19.14)
  3 Virginia                      1:24.90    1:23.86 A       54  
     1) Cole, William FR              2) r:-0.01 Barnum, Joseph SR    
     3) r:0.09 Edwards, Maxwell SO    4) r:0.07 Brownstead, Matthew FR
    r:+0.68  21.82        45.07 (23.25)
        1:05.41 (20.34)     1:23.86 (18.45)
  4 Florida St                    1:25.60    1:23.91 A       51  
     1) Herbet, Mason FR              2) r:0.14 Bastian, Izaak JR     
     3) r:0.18 McCusker, Max JR       4) r:0.14 Varjasi, Peter SO     
    r:+0.62  21.11        44.79 (23.68)
        1:04.90 (20.11)     1:23.91 (19.01)
  4 Virginia Tech                 1:25.33    1:23.91 A       51  
     1) Manoff, Philip JR             2) r:0.13 Coll Marti, Carles FR 
     3) r:0.19 Ivanov, Antani JR      4) r:0.17 Hallock, Thomas SR    
    r:+0.61  21.16        44.87 (23.71)
        1:05.00 (20.13)     1:23.91 (18.91)
  6 NC State                      1:25.51    1:24.14 A       48  
     1) Stokowski, Kacper SO          2) r:0.18 Kusto, Rafal JR       
     3) r:0.29 Sobolewski, Luke SR    4) r:0.18 Izzo, Giovanni JR     
    r:+0.61  21.18        44.67 (23.49)
        1:05.05 (20.38)     1:24.14 (19.09)
  7 Pittsburgh                    1:26.84    1:24.20 A       46  
     1) Hopta, Stephen JR             2) r:0.29 Van Der Laan, Coper JR
     3) r:0.30 Vera, Blaise SR        4) r:0.21 Cannon, Ellis SR      
    r:+0.60  22.02        45.30 (23.28)
        1:04.98 (19.68)     1:24.20 (19.22)
  8 UNC                           1:24.46    1:24.80 B       44  
     1) Burhans, Tucker JR            2) r:0.35 Abaliksta, Valdas SR  
     3) r:0.14 Poelke, Boyd FR        4) r:0.24 Messenger, William SR 
    r:+0.65  21.74        45.13 (23.39)
        1:05.54 (20.41)     1:24.80 (19.26)
  9 Duke                          1:26.89    1:25.41         40  
     1) Chang, Takkin FR              2) r:0.10 Reznick, Cole JR      
     3) r:0.24 Gingrich, Charlie SO   4) r:0.07 Whelan, Matthew JR    
    r:+0.53  21.97        45.76 (23.79)
        1:06.02 (20.26)     1:25.41 (19.39)
 10 Boston College                1:30.35    1:28.98         34  
     1) Roche, Samuel JR              2) r:0.17 Mathis, Ryan FR       
     3) r:0.23 Floyd, Kyle FR         4) r:0.11 Santana, Alexander SR 
    r:+0.58  21.78        47.09 (25.31)
        1:09.06 (21.97)     1:28.98 (19.92)
 -- Notre Dame                    1:26.23         DQ        
      Early take-off swimmer #4
     1) Santana, Brendan SR           2) r:0.35 Bottelberghe, Jshua JR
     3) r:0.20 Wilburn, Cason SO      4) r:-0.12 Stensby, Chrispher SO
    r:+0.53  21.18        44.95 (23.77)
        1:05.72 (20.77)          DQ (19.52)

800 freestyle relay

NC State rode a strong back half of the race to claim the 800 free relay, defending its top seed in 6:12.68. The squad of Lukas Miller, Eric Knowles, Erge Gezmis and Hunter Tapp earned an A cut in the race. Knowles actually provided the fastest split at 1:32.27.

The fastest leg of the race came from Philip Manoff of Virginia Tech, who staked the Hokies to a lead with a 1:32.33 out front. The foursome of him, Antani Ivanov, Carles Coll Marti and Samuel Tornqvist were second in 6:14.04. Louisville, which dominated the second heat of three thanks to Nicolas Albiero’s lead-off of 1:32.31, grabbed the other A cut in 6:16.61.

Event 3  Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         Conf: % 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 NC State                      6:14.44    6:12.68 A       64  
     1) Miller, Lukas FR              2) r:0.08 Knowles, Eric SR      
     3) r:0.37 Gezmis, Erge SR        4) r:0.29 Tapp, Hunter SO       
    r:+0.59  21.83        45.58 (45.58)
      1:09.04 (1:09.04)   1:32.55 (1:32.55)
        1:53.33 (20.78)     2:16.61 (44.06)
      2:40.52 (1:07.97)   3:04.82 (1:32.27)
        3:26.07 (21.25)     3:49.56 (44.74)
      4:13.89 (1:09.07)   4:38.52 (1:33.70)
        4:59.79 (21.27)     5:23.36 (44.84)
      5:47.82 (1:09.30)   6:12.68 (1:34.16)
  2 Virginia Tech                 6:23.48    6:14.04 A       56  
     1) Manoff, Philip JR             2) r:0.22 Ivanov, Antani JR     
     3) r:0.26 Coll Marti, Carles FR  4) r:0.38 Tornqvist, Samuel SR  
    r:+0.62  21.21        44.44 (44.44)
      1:08.05 (1:08.05)   1:32.23 (1:32.23)
        1:53.57 (21.34)     2:16.71 (44.48)
      2:40.42 (1:08.19)   3:04.84 (1:32.61)
        3:26.37 (21.53)     3:50.10 (45.26)
      4:14.25 (1:09.41)   4:39.13 (1:34.29)
        5:00.98 (21.85)     5:24.79 (45.66)
      5:49.00 (1:09.87)   6:14.04 (1:34.91)
  3 Louisville                    6:25.43    6:16.61 A       54  
     1) Albiero, Nicolas SR           2) r:0.31 Paulson, Colton JR    
     3) r:0.22 Eastman, Michael JR    4) r:0.21 Curley, Hayden JR     
    r:+0.62  21.27        44.83 (44.83)
      1:08.40 (1:08.40)   1:32.31 (1:32.31)
        1:53.49 (21.18)     2:17.19 (44.88)
      2:41.35 (1:09.04)   3:06.07 (1:33.76)
        3:27.15 (21.08)     3:50.76 (44.69)
      4:15.51 (1:09.44)   4:40.89 (1:34.82)
        5:02.62 (21.73)     5:26.62 (45.73)
      5:51.27 (1:10.38)   6:16.61 (1:35.72)
  4 Virginia                      6:24.44    6:17.89 B       52  
     1) Wright, Jack SO               2) r:0.16 Schilling, Samuel SR  
     3) r:0.23 Conway, Sean SO        4) r:0.21 Grender, Justin JR    
    r:+0.69  22.01        46.10 (46.10)
      1:10.32 (1:10.32)   1:34.29 (1:34.29)
        1:55.23 (20.94)     2:18.92 (44.63)
      2:43.21 (1:08.92)   3:07.95 (1:33.66)
        3:29.74 (21.79)     3:53.75 (45.80)
      4:18.35 (1:10.40)   4:43.05 (1:35.10)
        5:04.49 (21.44)     5:28.33 (45.28)
      5:53.08 (1:10.03)   6:17.89 (1:34.84)
  5 Georgia Tech                  6:20.59    6:18.85 B       50  
     1) Unlu, Baturalp FR             2) r:0.23 Ferraro, Christian SR 
     3) r:0.35 Wakeland, Clark JR     4) r:0.41 Pumputis, Caio SR     
    r:+0.68  21.65        45.24 (45.24)
      1:09.42 (1:09.42)   1:33.16 (1:33.16)
        1:54.49 (21.33)     2:18.61 (45.45)
      2:43.12 (1:09.96)   3:07.80 (1:34.64)
        3:29.63 (21.83)     3:53.82 (46.02)
      4:18.92 (1:11.12)   4:44.06 (1:36.26)
        5:05.63 (21.57)     5:29.65 (45.59)
      5:54.22 (1:10.16)   6:18.85 (1:34.79)
  6 Notre Dame                    6:25.85    6:19.07 B       48  
     1) McKeen, Sadler SR             2) r:0.10 Hoagland, Jack SO     
     3) r:-0.03 Hutchinson, Liam SO   4) r:0.29 Wilburn, Cason SO     
    r:+0.65  22.01        45.70 (45.70)
      1:09.93 (1:09.93)   1:34.46 (1:34.46)
        1:55.83 (21.37)     2:19.75 (45.29)
      2:44.08 (1:09.62)   3:08.17 (1:33.71)
        3:30.14 (21.97)     3:54.42 (46.25)
      4:19.25 (1:11.08)   4:44.02 (1:35.85)
        5:05.14 (21.12)     5:29.26 (45.24)
      5:53.99 (1:09.97)   6:19.07 (1:35.05)
  7 UNC                           6:25.05    6:20.96 B       46  
     1) Sungalia, Tomas JR            2) r:0.30 Koenigsperger, niel SR
     3) r:0.26 Dimitriou, Dimirios SR 4) r:0.06 Villalon Centenntos SO
    r:+0.74  22.22        45.75 (45.75)
      1:09.93 (1:09.93)   1:34.52 (1:34.52)
        1:55.93 (21.41)     2:19.91 (45.39)
      2:44.52 (1:10.00)   3:09.52 (1:35.00)
        3:31.67 (22.15)     3:55.84 (46.32)
      4:20.00 (1:10.48)   4:44.50 (1:34.98)
        5:05.59 (21.09)     5:29.62 (45.12)
      5:54.32 (1:09.82)   6:20.96 (1:36.46)
  8 Florida St                    6:24.59    6:21.26 B       44  
     1) Yanchev, Yordan FR            2) r:0.23 Ksiazek, Jakub JR     
     3) r:0.26 Corredor, Santiago JR  4) r:0.04 Ghaffari, Mohamed SO  
    r:+0.68  22.00        45.56 (45.56)
      1:09.95 (1:09.95)   1:35.35 (1:35.35)
        1:56.55 (21.20)     2:20.89 (45.54)
      2:45.87 (1:10.52)   3:11.09 (1:35.74)
        3:32.93 (21.84)     3:57.11 (46.02)
      4:21.63 (1:10.54)   4:46.24 (1:35.15)
        5:07.86 (21.62)     5:32.15 (45.91)
      5:57.09 (1:10.85)   6:21.26 (1:35.02)
  9 Duke                          6:31.39    6:26.95         40  
     1) Hallaron, David JR            2) r:0.06 Reznick, Cole JR      
     3) r:0.32 Whelan, Matthew JR     4) r:0.12 Talati, Nicholas SO   
    r:+0.67  21.98        46.24 (46.24)
      1:11.03 (1:11.03)   1:35.76 (1:35.76)
        1:57.44 (21.68)     2:21.37 (45.61)
      2:46.32 (1:10.56)   3:12.12 (1:36.36)
        3:34.75 (22.63)     3:59.63 (47.51)
      4:24.55 (1:12.43)   4:49.39 (1:37.27)
        5:11.29 (21.90)     5:36.34 (46.95)
      6:01.67 (1:12.28)   6:26.95 (1:37.56)
 10 Pittsburgh                    6:36.49    6:27.82         34  
     1) Goraj, Marcin FR              2) r:0.37 Remenyi, Armin SR     
     3) r:0.30 Toledo Sanchez,inic SO 4) r:0.20 Ahadzhanian, Serhii JR
    r:+0.63  22.18        46.96 (46.96)
      1:11.64 (1:11.64)   1:36.59 (1:36.59)
        1:58.53 (21.94)     2:22.94 (46.35)
      2:47.93 (1:11.34)   3:13.55 (1:36.96)
        3:35.57 (22.02)     3:59.87 (46.32)
      4:25.02 (1:11.47)   4:50.39 (1:36.84)
        5:12.20 (21.81)     5:37.13 (46.74)
      6:02.48 (1:12.09)   6:27.82 (1:37.43)
 11 Boston College                6:44.97    6:42.48         32  
     1) Szekely, Matthew SO           2) r:0.42 Szmania, Zachary SO   
     3) r:0.44 Roethke, Tyler FR      4) r:0.44 Suchy, William SR     
    r:+0.64  22.23        47.06 (47.06)
      1:12.43 (1:12.43)   1:38.61 (1:38.61)
        2:01.71 (23.10)     2:26.57 (47.96)
      2:52.58 (1:13.97)   3:19.05 (1:40.44)
        3:42.17 (23.12)     4:07.75 (48.70)
      4:34.07 (1:15.02)   5:00.73 (1:41.68)
        5:24.50 (23.77)     5:50.28 (49.55)
      6:16.38 (1:15.65)   6:42.48 (1:41.75)

ACC Men’s Championships Team Scores

Team scores include the 3-meter diving event last week

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 3                       
 
  1. North Carolina, University of,    186   2. VA Tech                           164
  3. Louisville, University of         162   4. Georgia Institute of Technolog    130
  5. North Carolina State Universit    128   6. Florida State University          123
  7. Virginia, University of           106   8. Duke University                    93
  9. Pittsburgh, University of          86  10. University of Miami (Fl)           75
 11. Boston College                     66  12. Notre Dame, University of          51

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