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Recapping Wednesday’s Action
The 2016 ACC Men's Swimming & Diving Championship began with some record-breaking performances at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The NC State 200 medley relay team set a new ACC conference mark, clocking in at 1:23.19. The Wolfpack also set a new meet record in the 800 freestyle relay, capturing the gold in 6:12.72.
After three events in the men's meet, including the 1-meter diving competition, Virginia Tech leads with 169 points, followed by North Carolina with 149, Virginia with 146, and Georgia Tech with 131. Louisville (128), NC State (128), Pittsburgh (117), Duke (108), Notre Dame (108), Florida State (84), Boston College (70), and Miami (32) round out the field.
Thursday’s action gets underway at 10 a.m. with the prelims for the 500 free, 200 individual medley and 50 free, with doors open to spectators at 9 a.m. The finals for those events, in addition to the 200 freestyle relay, will begin at 6 p.m.
800 Meter Freestyle
NC State once again set a new record, this time in the 800 freestyle relay. The Wolfpack broke the old meet time of 6:13.14, winning the event in 6:12.76.
The NC State team of Ryan Held, Simonas Bilis, Justin Ress and Soeren Dahl put up the fastest time in the country in the event.
Louisville finished in 6:14.96 for second place, and Virginia's time of 6:22.59 rounded out the podium spots.
200 Medley Relay
The NC State Wolfpack started the swimming portion of the 2016 ACC Men's Swimming & Diving Championship off in style.
The 200 medley relay squad of Hennessey Stuart, Derek Hren, Simonas Bilis, and Ryan Held combined to touch in 1:23.19, an ACC record and the top time in the country this year. It marks the third straight year NC State has won the event.
Louisville entered the week with the top time in the conference, and grabbed silver with a time of 1:24.01, its best mark of the year.
North Carolina came in third with a time of 1:24:70.