Virginia Men Open ACC Championships Wednesday
Feb. 24, 2015
|2015 Men’s ACC Championships|
|Date||Wednesday-Saturday Feb. 25-28|
|Location||Atlanta, Ga. | Georgia Tech Aquatic Center|
|Coverage||Championship Central (includes live results and ESPN3 links)|
|Additional Information||Twitter| Facebook| Instagram |Schedule of Events|
UPDATE: The opening session on Wednesday has been moved up due to a forecase of snow and ice in the Atlanta area. Wednesday’s session will begin at 3 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–The No. 25 Virginia men’s swimming and diving team competes at the ACC Championships Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 25-28) at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
Swimming action will be competed starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday with the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay at 4 p.m. Prelims begin the next three days at 10 a.m. with finals starting at 6 p.m.
ESPN3 will broadcast the finals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Live results will be available through VirginiaSports.com.
Diving action took place last week during the ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships and senior JB Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) became the first diver to earn All-ACC honors in all three diving events, including a second-place finish on platform and third-place finishes on 1-meter and 3-meter.
Junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) is currently ranked No. 7 in the country in the 200 breast and 11th in the 100 breast, while sophomore Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) is tied for 28th in the country in the 200 back.
Virginia finished fourth at the 2014 ACC meet with 972 points. Virginia Tech claimed the team title with 1,264.5 points, while NC State (1,226) and North Carolina (995) rounded out the top three.
The meet will also signify the men’s swimming and diving matchup between Virginia and Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. There are one point at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the new point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The school that finishes higher in the meetwill receive a point in the competition. Virginia leads the 2014-15 Commonwealth Clash, 7.0-2.5. Learn more about Virginia529 and this new competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.