Cardinal Marcelo Acosta won gold In the 1650-free. The El Salvador Olympian dueled Anton Ipsen of NC State the entire race and were even at 12:24.57 with the final 200 yards to go. Acosta powered to an ACC Record time of 14:33.68 shaving almost two seconds off previous record of 14:35.12 posted by Matt McLean in 2009. His time was the third fastest in the country and shattered the school mark by almost 14 seconds. Jake Schultz was 8th in the timed A-final but 22nd overall with a time of 15:33.63.
NC State’s Ryan Held set a new Meet Record, winning by over a second with a 41.81 in the 100-free. Matthias Lindenbauer was seventh in the A-final with a 43.46. Louisville’s Trevor Carroll finished second in the B-final with a 42.87. Andrej Barna won the C-final with a time of 43.23.
In the 200-breast, Virginia Tech’s Brandon Fiala split a 53.30 to Louisville’s Carlos Claverie‘s 53.38 at the 100 mark, but pulled ahead on the back half, winning in a new ACC Record of 1:52.39. Georgia Tech’s Moises Loschi was able to pass Claverie at the finish, picking up silver while Claverie won the bronze. Brennen Berger was 11th overall with a 1:56.93. Keegan Foulke was tied for 13th with a 1:57.09 for the Cardinals. UofL’s Jonathan Zoucha won the C-final in 1:58.67.