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    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three ACC records were broken in four races as the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship continued on Thursday night at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

    NC State, which won the night’s only relay and placed six swimmers in championship finals, holds the lead with 415 points. Virginia Tech sits in second place with 411 points, ahead of Virginia (338) and North Carolina (337.5). Notre Dame is in fifth place (325), followed by Florida State (282) Georgia Tech (201), Duke (193.5), Pitt (178), Boston College (123) and Miami (74).

    After sweeping the two relays on Wednesday, NC State continued the winning streak in the 200 yard freestyle relay to start off Thursday night. Simonas Bilis, the top qualifier in the morning’s preliminaries in the 50 freestyle, claimed the lead for the Wolfpack through the first leg. Jonathan Boffa and Andreas Schiellerup maintained the advantage, with anchor David Williams touching the wall in 1:16.16 to set a new ACC record and become the first NC State 200 freestyle relay squad to win the ACC title since 1993.  

    Virginia Tech, which posted a NCAA A qualifying time of 1:18.08, finished in second place, followed by Virginia (1:18.39) in third.

    Jan Switkowski, a freshman from Virginia Tech, was victorious in his first career ACC final, winning the 500 freestyle in 4:18.15 to become the first Hokie male swimmer to win an ACC title in the event. North Carolina’s Josh Beals, also a freshman, finished in second in 4:20.09, while Virginia senior Jan Daniec touched in third (4:20.34).

    Another ACC record fell in the 200 individual medley, as Florida State’s Pavel Sankovich successfully defended his title in 1:41.92 to break the previous league mark of 1:42.79 set by Georgia Tech’s Gal Nevo in 2009. An NCAA automatic qualifying time, it also stands as the best in the nation this year. Notre Dame’s Zachary Stephens (1:44.01) claimed second, followed by NC State’s Stephen Coetzer (1:44.26) in third.

    In the final event of the night, Florida State’s Paul Murray broke one of the longest-standing marks in the league record book. The senior came in at 19.04, bettering Cullen Jones, former NC State swimmer and Olympic medalist, who originally had set the record in 2006. The mark had been the fifth-longest-standing record in the league.

    The group that composed NC State’s 200 freestyle relay team took spots two through five in the 50 freestyle, with David Williams (19.11) and Simonas Bilis (19.19) joining Murray on the podium with NCAA A standards.

    The championship continues Friday at 11 a.m. with the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke preliminaries, with the finals in those events in addition to the 400 medley relay beginning on Friday night at 7 p.m.

    One change of note in this year’s Championship was the addition of the scoring of all 24 competitors competing in a swimming final. In previous years, only the top 16 competitors received points that counted toward their team’s total.

    A live video stream of event finals will be available on theACC.com on Thursday through Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., with Dean Linke handling play-by-play and Warren Perry adding analysis.

    There is no charge for admission to the 2014 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships. Parking is available for $8 or for $15 for a session pass.

    All Championship information, including a full event schedule and live results, can be found at the official championship website, http://theacc.co/SDchamp. Fans can also get updates by following along on Twitter, @ACCSwimDive.

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three ACC records were broken in four races as the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship continued on Thursday night at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

    NC State, which won the night’s only relay and placed six swimmers in championship finals, holds the lead with 415 points. Virginia Tech sits in second place with 411 points, ahead of Virginia (338) and North Carolina (337.5). Notre Dame is in fifth place (325), followed by Florida State (282) Georgia Tech (201), Duke (193.5), Pitt (178), Boston College (123) and Miami (74).

    After sweeping the two relays on Wednesday, NC State continued the winning streak in the 200 yard freestyle relay to start off Thursday night. Simonas Bilis, the top qualifier in the morning’s preliminaries in the 50 freestyle, claimed the lead for the Wolfpack through the first leg. Jonathan Boffa and Andreas Schiellerup maintained the advantage, with anchor David Williams touching the wall in 1:16.16 to set a new ACC record and become the first NC State 200 freestyle relay squad to win the ACC title since 1993.  

    Virginia Tech, which posted a NCAA A qualifying time of 1:18.08, finished in second place, followed by Virginia (1:18.39) in third.

    Jan Switkowski, a freshman from Virginia Tech, was victorious in his first career ACC final, winning the 500 freestyle in 4:18.15 to become the first Hokie male swimmer to win an ACC title in the event. North Carolina’s Josh Beals, also a freshman, finished in second in 4:20.09, while Virginia senior Jan Daniec touched in third (4:20.34).

    Another ACC record fell in the 200 individual medley, as Florida State’s Pavel Sankovich successfully defended his title in 1:41.92 to break the previous league mark of 1:42.79 set by Georgia Tech’s Gal Nevo in 2009. An NCAA automatic qualifying time, it also stands as the best in the nation this year. Notre Dame’s Zachary Stephens (1:44.01) claimed second, followed by NC State’s Stephen Coetzer (1:44.26) in third.

    In the final event of the night, Florida State’s Paul Murray broke one of the longest-standing marks in the league record book. The senior came in at 19.04, bettering Cullen Jones, former NC State swimmer and Olympic medalist, who originally had set the record in 2006. The mark had been the fifth-longest-standing record in the league.

    The group that composed NC State’s 200 freestyle relay team took spots two through five in the 50 freestyle, with David Williams (19.11) and Simonas Bilis (19.19) joining Murray on the podium with NCAA A standards.

    The championship continues Friday at 11 a.m. with the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke preliminaries, with the finals in those events in addition to the 400 medley relay beginning on Friday night at 7 p.m.

    One change of note in this year’s Championship was the addition of the scoring of all 24 competitors competing in a swimming final. In previous years, only the top 16 competitors received points that counted toward their team’s total.

    A live video stream of event finals will be available on theACC.com on Thursday through Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., with Dean Linke handling play-by-play and Warren Perry adding analysis.

    There is no charge for admission to the 2014 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships. Parking is available for $8 or for $15 for a session pass.

    All Championship information, including a full event schedule and live results, can be found at the official championship website, http://theacc.co/SDchamp. Fans can also get updates by following along on Twitter, @ACCSwimDive.