Louisville Cardinals Take First Ever NCAA Relay Title in School History With 200 Medley Relay Victory

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The Louisville Cardinals won their first ever NCAA relay title on Friday night at the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro with a 1:22.11 in the 200 medley relay. The team of Mitchell Whyte (20.72), Evgenii Somov (22.87), Nick Albiero (20.07) and Haridi Sameh (18.45) won ahead of Florida (1:22.41) and California (1:22.43) as a lot of eyes were on the Texas – Cal battle that the Cardinals and Gators went out and finished ahead of those schools.

Florida has now finished top four in all four relays thus far with the team of Adam Chaney (20.55), Dillon Hillis (23.33), Eric Friese (19.87) and Will Davis (18.66) getting second here, adding to their second in the 200 free relay.

Cal tried closing the gap on the back half with Ryan Hoffer and Bjorn Seeliger but it was not enough as they did finish ahead of Texas, closing the gap to 42 points heading into tomorrow. Daniel Carr (20.79)Reece Whitley (23.57), Hoffer (19.70) and Seeliger (18.37) finished in third overall while Ohio State was fourth from the penultimate heat with Joseph Armstrong (20.75), Hudson McDaniel (22.70), Justin Fleagle (20.37) and Sem Andreis (18.67) at 1:22.49.

Texas (1:22.56), Michigan (1:22.81), Georgia (1:23.07) and Virginia (1:23.26) also finished in the top eight.

The quickest splits outside the top four came from NC State’s Kacper Stokowski (20.61), Michigan’s Will Chan (22.71), Pittsburgh’s Blaise Vera (19.52) and Michigan’s Gus Borges (18.49).

This is Louisville’s first ever relay title at NCAAs and also the first for the ACC in this event.

Listen to the Louisville relay here:

 Event 14  Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
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         NCAA: N 1:21.54  3/24/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, B Ringgold
         Meet: M 1:21.54  3/24/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, B Ringgold
     American: A 1:21.88  3/23/2018 California
                          D Carr, C Hoppe, J Lynch, R Hoffer
   U. S. Open: O 1:21.54  3/24/2017 Texas
                          J Shebat, W Licon, J Schooling, B Ringgold
         Pool: P 1:22.37  2/27/2019 NC State
                          C Stewart, D Graber, N Korstanje, J Ress
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
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  1 Louisville                          1:22.71    1:22.11P  40  
     1) Whyte, Mitchell JR            2) r:0.10 Somov, Evgenii SR     
     3) r:0.13 Albiero, Nicolas SR    4) r:0.20 Sameh, Haridi SO      
    r:+0.67  20.72        43.59 (22.87)
        1:03.66 (20.07)     1:22.11 (18.45)
  2 Florida                             1:23.17    1:22.41   34  
     1) Chaney, Adam FR               2) r:0.39 Hillis, Dillon JR     
     3) r:0.09 Friese, Eric SO        4) r:0.13 Davis, Will JR        
    r:+0.99  20.55        43.88 (23.33)
        1:03.75 (19.87)     1:22.41 (18.66)
  3 California                          1:22.74    1:22.43   32  
     1) Carr, Daniel SR               2) r:0.16 Whitley, Reece JR     
     3) r:0.20 Hoffer, Ryan SR        4) r:0.20 Seeliger, Bjorn FR    
    r:+0.59  20.79        44.36 (23.57)
        1:04.06 (19.70)     1:22.43 (18.37)
  4 Ohio St                             1:23.27    1:22.49   30  
     1) Armstrong, Hunter SO          2) r:0.02 McDaniel, Hudson JR   
     3) r:0.14 Fleagle, Justin FR     4) r:0.23 Andreis, Sem JR       
    r:+0.69  20.75        43.45 (22.70)
        1:03.82 (20.37)     1:22.49 (18.67)
  5 Texas                               1:23.21    1:22.56   28  
     1) Staka, Chris SR               2) r:0.27 Corbeau, Caspar SO    
     3) r:0.23 Jiang, Alvin SR        4) r:0.28 Krueger, Daniel JR    
    r:+0.64  20.98        44.08 (23.10)
        1:03.92 (19.84)     1:22.56 (18.64)
  6 Michigan                            1:22.35    1:22.81   26  
     1) Davis, Wyatt FR               2) r:0.17 Chan, Will JR         
     3) r:0.30 Wright, River SO       4) r:0.17 Borges, Gus SR        
    r:+0.53  21.45        44.16 (22.71)
        1:04.32 (20.16)     1:22.81 (18.49)
  7 Georgia                             1:23.60    1:23.07   24  
     1) Urlando, Luca FR              2) r:0.24 Acevedo, Javi SR      
     3) r:0.23 Murphy, Camden SR      4) r:0.23 Downing, Dillon SO    
    r:+0.67  21.07        44.47 (23.40)
        1:04.44 (19.97)     1:23.07 (18.63)
  8 Virginia                            1:23.86    1:23.26   22  
     1) Brownstead, Matt FR           2) r:0.10 Barnum, Keefer SR     
     3) r:0.00 Edwards, Max SO        4) r:-0.02 Lamb, August SO      
    r:+0.73  21.33        44.44 (23.11)
        1:04.63 (20.19)     1:23.26 (18.63)
  9 TAMU                                1:23.28    1:23.45   18  
     1) Casas, Shaine JR              2) r:0.16 Olson, Tanner SR      
     3) r:0.18 Brown, Jace SO         4) r:0.18 Theall, Mark SR       
    r:+0.64  20.67        44.03 (23.36)
        1:04.52 (20.49)     1:23.45 (18.93)
 10 NC State                            1:24.14    1:23.57   14  
     1) Stokowski, Kacper SO          2) r:0.37 Kusto, Rafal JR       
     3) r:0.12 Sobolewski, Luke SR    4) r:0.01 Izzo, Giovanni JR     
    r:+0.60  20.61        44.51 (23.90)
        1:04.80 (20.29)     1:23.57 (18.77)
 11 Indiana                             1:23.35    1:23.68   12  
     1) Burns, Brendan SO             2) r:0.20 Backes, Zane JR       
     3) r:0.11 Frankel, Tomer FR      4) r:0.29 Franzman, Jack JR     
    r:+0.66  21.15        44.26 (23.11)
        1:04.41 (20.15)     1:23.68 (19.27)
 12 Alabama                             1:23.28    1:23.75   10  
     1) Menke, Matthew SO             2) r:0.10 Maas, Derek SO        
     3) r:0.09 Stogner, Colton JR     4) r:0.26 King, Matt FR         
             20.98        44.77 (23.79)
        1:04.81 (20.04)     1:23.75 (18.94)
 13 VT                                  1:23.91    1:23.89    8  
     1) Webb, Forest SO               2) r:0.24 Coll Marti, Carles FR 
     3) r:0.21 Ivanov, Antani JR      4) r:0.09 Hallock, Thomas SR    
    r:+0.65  21.48        44.98 (23.50)
        1:04.84 (19.86)     1:23.89 (19.05)
 14 Florida St                          1:23.91    1:23.91    6  
     1) Herbet, Mason FR              2) r:0.28 Bastian, Izaak JR     
     3) r:0.13 McCusker, Max JR       4) r:0.28 Varjasi, Peter SO     
    r:+0.64  21.30        44.59 (23.29)
        1:04.91 (20.32)     1:23.91 (19.00)
 15 Utah                                1:24.23    1:24.15    4  
     1) Ungur, Andrei JR              2) r:0.18 Britton, Andrew JR    
     3) r:0.30 Deryk, Cooper JR       4) r:0.03 O'Haimhirgin, Finn SO 
    r:+0.66  21.49        44.84 (23.35)
        1:05.02 (20.18)     1:24.15 (19.13)
 16 Tennessee                           1:24.03    1:24.19    2  
     1) Chambers, Micah FR            2) r:0.16 Houlie, Michael JR    
     3) r:0.12 Mota, Kayky SR         4) r:0.10 Scanlon, Scott SO     
             21.76        44.82 (23.06)
        1:05.36 (20.54)     1:24.19 (18.83)
 17 GT                                  1:23.41    1:24.35  
     1) Barone, Kyle JR               2) r:0.30 Pumputis, Caio SR     
     3) r:0.16 Ferraro, Christian SR  4) r:0.13 Daniel, Austin SR     
    r:+0.65  21.33        44.95 (23.62)
        1:05.08 (20.13)     1:24.35 (19.27)
 18 UNC                                 1:24.46    1:24.46  
     1) Burhans, Tucker JR            2) r:0.35 Abaliksta, Valdas SR  
     3) r:0.01 Poelke, Boyd FR        4) r:0.25 Messenger, Jack SR    
    r:+0.64  21.43        45.12 (23.69)
        1:05.34 (20.22)     1:24.46 (19.12)
 19 Missouri                            1:24.42    1:24.56  
     1) Dahlgren, Jack JR             2) r:0.37 Patton, Ben SO        
     3) r:0.21 Kovac, Danny JR        4) r:0.26 Leach, Kyle JR        
             21.39        45.08 (23.69)
        1:05.14 (20.06)     1:24.56 (19.42)
 20 Pittsburgh                          1:24.20    1:24.65  
     1) Hopta, Stephen JR             2) r:0.37 Van Der Laan, Coper JR
     3) r:0.21 Vera, Blaise SR        4) r:0.31 Pytlarczyk, Szymon SO 
    r:+0.56  21.79        45.30 (23.51)
        1:04.82 (19.52)     1:24.65 (19.83)
 21 Purdue                              1:23.82    1:24.80  
     1) Juengel, Michael SO           2) r:0.12 Pellini, Trent SR     
     3) r:0.14 Hrosik, Ryan JR        4) r:0.17 Acin, Nikola JR       
             22.07        45.30 (23.23)
        1:06.19 (20.89)     1:24.80 (18.61)
 22 Arizona                             1:24.64    1:25.02  
     1) Maric, Ogi SO                 2) r:0.07 Foote, Ryan SO        
     3) r:0.11 Reid, Noah SR          4) r:0.31 Ercegovic, Marin JR   
    r:+0.57  21.45        45.26 (23.81)
        1:05.87 (20.61)     1:25.02 (19.15)
 23 Penn St                             1:24.86    1:25.22  
     1) Roberson, Will SR             2) r:0.15 Raisanen, Daniel SO   
     3) r:0.24 Houck, Jake FR         4) r:0.09 Castano, Gabe SR      
    r:+0.71  21.55        45.64 (24.09)
        1:06.25 (20.61)     1:25.22 (18.97)
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                      
 
  1. Texas                             414  
  2. California                        372
  3. Florida                           282 
  4. Georgia                           198
  5. Indiana                           158 
  6. Louisville                        150
  7. Texas A&M                         127 
  8. NC State                          120
  9. Ohio St                           108 
 10. Virginia                          102
 11. Michigan                          100 
 12. Missouri                           67
 13. Arizona                            66 
 14. Virginia Tech                      60
 15. Stanford                           58 
 16. Alabama                            53
 17. Lsu                                52 
 18. Tennessee                          38
 18. University of Miami                38 
 20. UNC                                31
 20. Purdue                             31 
 22. Georgia Tech                       29
 23. Florida St                         24.5 
 24. Pittsburgh                         23
 25. Minnesota                          20 
 26. Notre Dame                         15
 26. Southern California                15 
 28. Penn St                            13
 29. Wisconsin                          10 
 30. Kentucky                            9
 31. Utah                                6.5

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