By Matt Bradshaw—
Men’s swimming and diving jumped from eighth to second place during the second day of the 2017 ACC Championships.
Louisville trails first place NC State. Virginia Tech sits in third, followed by Notre Dame and Florida State.
“We always want more, but overall, a very good day for us,” coach Arthur Albiero said. “The prelim session was outstanding in that it set us up for very important points in the finals. In fact, Marcelo Acosta set a school record in the 500-free this morning.”
Zach Harting finished fifth in the 500 free A-final with a 4:16.67, out-touching teammate Acosta who went 4:16.68 for sixth. Matthias Lindenbauer was fifth in the B-final in 4:20.83. Seventh went to freshman Jarrett Jones with a 4:23.00. Jake Schultz took fifth in the C-final with a 4:23.52.
In the 200-IM, Grigory Tarasevich won the B-final with a time of 1:44.26, just holding off Josh Quallen in second (1:44.66). Jonathan Zoucha was fifth with a 1:45.04 and Carlos Claverie was seventh with a 1:45.08. In the C-final, Etay Gurevich was second (1:46.05) and Keegan Foulke was third (1:46.34).
In the 50-free A-final, Trevor Carroll touched fourth in 19.40. Andrej Barna won the B-final with a 19.49. David Boland tied for seventh in 20.05.
In the 200 free relay, Andrej Barna (19.76), David Boland (19.51), Josh Quallen (19.25) and Matthias Lindenbauer (19.60) combined for a 1:18.12. NC State won with an A-cut time of 1:16.27.
The championships resume March 1 at 10 a.m. with preliminaries for the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke. The finals for those events, in addition to the 400 medley relay, will begin at 6 p.m.