Virginia Men Open ACC Championships Wednesday
Feb. 23, 2016
|2016 Women’s ACC Championships|
|Date||Wednesday-Saturday Feb. 24-27|
|Location||Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Aquatic Center|
|Coverage||Championship Central (includes live results and ESPN3 links)|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Schedule of Events|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia men’s swimming and diving team competes at the ACC Championships Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 24-27) at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.
Swimming action will be take place on Wednesday at 4 p.m. with the 200-yard medley relay and the 800 free relay. Prelims begin the next three days at 10 a.m. with finals starting at 6 p.m.
Diving action took place last week during the ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships and senior Carl Buergler (Arlington, Va.) qualified for the finals on 1-meter and platform, while fellow senior Colby Shinholser (Burtonsville, Md.) finaled on 1-meter.
ESPN3 will broadcast the finals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Live results will be available through VirginiaSports.com.
Senior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) is currently ranked No. 5 in the country and No. 1 in the ACC in the 200 breast and No. 9 in the NCAA and No. 3 in the conference in the 100 breast. Junior Austin Quinn (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) is ranked sixth in the ACC in three events (500 free, 100 back, 200 back), while freshmen Zach Fong (Moorestown, N.J.) and Sam Magnan (Bethlehem, Pa.) are in the top 10 in the conference in two events. Fong is No. 4 in the 200 fly and No. 6 in the 400 IM, while Magnan is No. 2 in the 1,650 free and No. 4 in the 500 free.
The Cavaliers finished eighth at the 2015 ACC Championships. UVA went 3-5 during the dual meet season, earning victories over Notre Dame, Penn State and Towson.
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 is one point at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between UVA and Virginia Tech. The school that finishes higher in the meet will receive a point in the competition. Virginia leads the 2015-16 Commonwealth Clash, 5-3.5. Learn more about Virginia529 and this competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.
In addition to the men’s conference meet, a group of student-athletes from the UVA men’s and women’s teams will compete in the ECAC Championships Feb. 25-27 in Annapolis, Md.