Men’s swimming continues ACC Championship meet

Virginia currently in 6th place


The Cavaliers will look to improve their 6th place rank in the final six races Thursday.

Courtesy Virginia Athletics | Cavalier Daily

After three full days of swimming at the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center in Atlanta, Ga., the No. 14 Virginia men’s swim team continued its recent performance at the end-of-season ACC Championship meet.

The Cavaliers (5-2, 4-1 ACC) currently sit in sixth place with a score of 489 points. No. 3 NC State sits in first with an astounding 878.5 points, followed by No. 10 Louisville (795.5 points), Virginia Tech (690 points), No. 19 Notre Dame (637 points) and Florida State (590 points). Behind Virginia are North Carolina (478 points), Duke (442 points), Pittsburgh (401 points), Georgia Tech (380 points), Boston College (130 points) and Miami (108 points).

On the third day of swimming Wednesday, freshman Joe Clark broke a Virginia school record in the hotly contested 100-yard backstroke, after winning his heat and taking second in the finals behind a time of 45.63. Sophomore Bryce Keblish also set a University record in the 100-yard butterfly, posting a time of 46.58.

The final day of racing will feature events such as the 200-yard backstroke, the 100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard butterfly, the 1,650-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Although placing in the top three for the meet is all but out of the question for the Cavaliers, they should be able to close out the meet on a high note. Either way, the young team full of freshmen and sophomores will have benefitted greatly from an experience at such a competitive meet.

The ACC Championships continue in Atlanta, Ga. through Thursday night.

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