GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Ted Schubert (Ashland, Va.) captured an ACC title in the 200-yard individual medley to lead the Virginia men’s swimming team on Thursday (Feb. 27) at the ACC Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The Cavaliers moved into second place with 438 points. NC State leads the meet with 488 points while Florida State is in third place with 420.5 points.
Schubert turned in a 50-yard freestyle time of 24.80 to out-touch the competition and win the ACC title in the 200-yard individual medley by four-hundredths of a second. He finished with a time of 1:43.09, topping his UVA record in the event and capturing the seventh-fastest time in the NCAA this season. Schubert won Virginia’s first title in the event since David Karasek captured the conference win in 2012.
Freshman Jack Walker (Charlotte, N.C.) earned his first podium finish, capturing a time of 4:11.93 in the 500-yard freestyle to finish second in the event. His time ranks second in UVA history and seventh in the NCAA this season. Walker earned All-ACC honors with his finish.
Senior Ryan Baker (Arlington, Va.) set a UVA record in the 50-yard freestyle. Baker recorded a time of 19.42 to drop 11- hundredths of a second off his career-best time in the event and surpass Scot Robison’s mark of 19.47. Baker finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle after entering the finals as the eighth seed.
Virginia will be back in action on Friday for day three of the ACC Championships. Prelims will start at 10 a.m. Finals will start at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on ACCNX.
• Ted Schubert won Virginia’s first 200-yard individual medley ACC title since 2012.
• Schubert topped his prior UVA record of 1:43.49 with a time of 1:43.09.
• The ACC title is the first career win for Schubert.
• Baker set a UVA record in the 50-yard freestyle.
• Scores from tonight’s finals include the men’s 1m dive from last week.
• Sophomore Casey Storch (Great Falls, Va.) finished eighth in the 200-yard individual medley.
• Virginia’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Baker, freshman August Lamb (Charlottesville, Va.), freshman Henry Schutte (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Walker recorded the second-fastest time in program history at
• Freshman August Lamb (Charlottesville, Va.) won the consolation final with a time of 19.49 which ranks third in UVA history.
Quote from Todd DeSorbo
“Our men came out with guns blazing tonight and got started off with three great 500s, culminating with a podium finish for Jack Walker with a huge lifetime best,” head coach Todd DeSorbo said. “Then our IMers kept the momentum rolling with Ted Schubert winning his first individual ACC title. Our 50 (free) guys finished off the night with a bang as a senior (Ryan Baker) broke our school record and a freshman (August Lamb) almost did the same. That was easily the best our team has been on this night at ACCs. I’m looking forward to continuing the momentum tomorrow.”