GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Blue Devil men opened the 2019 ACC Championships in record-breaking fashion Wednesday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Duke’s 200-yard medley relay of senior Max St. George, senior Sean Tate, junior Miles Williams and senior Yusuke Legard came in at 1:24.90, under the previous school record of 1:25.00 and the NCAA provisional time standard, for sixth in the conference – up one spot from a year ago.
Two more program records went down a little while later in the 800 freestyle relay. Williams, junior Sheldon Boboff, sophomore Nathaniel Hartley and Tate teamed up to clock 6:21.82 – nearly four seconds faster than the previous school mark. That performance placed the group ninth overall. In addition, Williams surpassed his own program record in the 200 freestyle with a leadoff split of 1:34.57.
“Tonight was a really great way to start the meet, breaking three school records right out of the gate,” said head coach Dan Colella.
Wednesday’s results also included points earned during last week’s three-meter diving event, which saw senior Evan Moretti earn a podium finish in second. Duke sits third in the team standings heading into Thursday’s events with 148 points.
The Blue Devils will look to keep the momentum rolling on a full day of action Thursday in Greensboro. Meet preliminaries begin at 10 a.m., followed by finals at 6 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
1) Louisville 171 2) Florida State 156 3) Duke 148 3) NC State 148 5) Virginia 133 6) Georgia Tech 124 7) Virginia Tech 122 8) Pitt 94 8) Notre Dame 94 10) North Carolina 90 11) Boston College 64 12) Miami 58