ATLANTA – The ACC Swimming & Diving Championships have come to a close in Atlanta, and Virginia Tech had its strongest performances in program history. The Hokies brought home 14 medals and 12 school records, finishing with a combined 65 finalists over the five-day competition.
On the last day of competition, the Hokie men won three out of four individual events. Youssef Ramadan, Carles Coll Marti, and Sam Tornqvist each won a gold medal and set a new school record on the last night of finals.
FINAL SCORES MEN
- NC State – 1501.5 | 2. Louisville – 1192.5 | 3. Virginia Tech – 1054 | 4. Virginia – 1041 | 5. Georgia Tech – 742.5 | 6. Florida State – 676 | 7. – North Carolina – 529 | 8. Notre Dame – 474 | 9. Pitt – 431 | 10. Duke – 341 | 11. Boston College – 195.5 | 12. Miami – 116
HEAD COACH SERGIO LOPEZ MIRO
“We had some awesome performances withmany finalists and podium finishes on the men’s and women’s side. We broke multiple school records, and a few swimmers have already qualified for the NCAA’s. It was a very exciting meet for us. We talk a lot about sustainable success, and we are creating that. We are right there. I am very happy with everyone. Youssef won MVP, which is awesome. We have our last-chance meet next week, and hopefully we can take a great group to the NCAA’s.”
The win on the men’s side and loss on the women’s side gave the Hokies and the Cavaliers one point each in the Commonwealth Clash, presented by Smithfield. The score for the Commonwealth Clash currently stands at 7.5.-2.5 in favor of Virginia Tech.
The No.-8 ranked men’s team ended the week with 1054 points, finishing third overall, which tied the program’s highest finish in seven years. Youssef Ramadan, Carles Coll Marti, Antani Ivanov, Sam Tornqvist, and Filippo Dal Maso each medaled in at least one individual event.
Youssef Ramadan was named the ACC Men’s Swimming MVP after his performance at the championships. He won bronze in the 50 free, gold in the 100 fly, and gold in the 100 free.