Duke’s Peter Kropp Clocks Meet Record During ACC Prelims

Peter Kropp
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ATLANTA – Duke’s Peter Kropp took down a meet record, while Louisville had an absolutely amazing morning of swimming with 12 A finalist at the ACC Men’s Championships.

400 IM

Virginia Tech picked up a pair of A finalists in the 400 IM with Robert Owen (3:43.80) and Zach Switzer (3:48.04) going 1-6.

NC State, however, picked up two as well with Christian McCurdy (3:44.59) and Anton Ipsen (3:46.71) placing second and fifth. The Wolfpack also claimed two B finalists and a C finalist.

Up/Downs (ACCs is scoring through the top 24. The # of A, B, C finalists are listed below):

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100 fly

North Carolina’s Sam Lewis had the top time in the preliminary heats with a 45.83, while Connor Knight took second in 46.11.  Georgia Tech’s Andrew Kosic placed third with a 46.36.

Up/Downs (ACCs is scoring through the top 24. The # of A, B, C finalists are listed below):

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200 free

NC State and Louisville each had three of the top eight finalists in the 200 free.

NC State’s Ryan Held (1:33.75), Simonas Bilis (1:33.98) and David Williams (1:34.74) went 1-2-6.

Meanwhile, Louisville’s Trevor Carroll (1:34.42), Matt Lindenbauer (1:34.71) and Rudy Edelen (1:36.19) placed 3-5-8.

Virginia Tech picked up the other two spots with Owen Burns (1:34.62) and Lucas Bureau (1:35.50) going 4-7.

Up/Downs (ACCs is scoring through the top 24. The # of A, B, C finalists are listed below):

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100 breast

Duke’s Peter Kropp put up an NCAA A cut time of 52.17 to lead the 100 breast.  That’s better than Zachary Stephen’s 2014 meet record of 52.59, and just off Kropp’s conference mark of 52.02 from last November.

Louisville’s Thomas Dahlia placed second in 52.33 with Florida State’s Jason Coombs snaring third in 52.97.

Up/Downs (ACCs is scoring through the top 24. The # of A, B, C finalists are listed below):

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100 back

North Carolina, NC State and Louisville snagged all of the A finalist spots.

UNC went 1-2-3 with Nic Graesser (46.19), Ben Colley (46.46) and Sam Lewis (46.46) posting the top three times of the morning.

NC State’s Andreas Schiellerup (46.53) and Hennessey Stuart (46.72) went 4-5, while Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich (46.80), Aaron Young (46.96) and Aaron Greene (47.08) also made the big final.

Up/Downs (ACCs is scoring through the top 24. The # of A, B, C finalists are listed below):

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Total Up/Downs for Feb. 27

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2015 ACC Men’s Championships, Live Results – Results