Cardinals Primed for NCAA Championships

first_imgParking Advance parking is available online at Click and Park. Passes must be purchased by 10 p.m. the day prior to the event. Championship Central Wednesday Finals Broadcast Louisville Qualifiers Marcelo Acosta (200 free, 500 free, 1650 free)Nicolas Albiero (100 back, 100 fly, 200 fly)Andrej Barna (50 free, 100 free, 200 free)Zach Harting (200 free, 500 free, 200 fly)Bartosz Piszczorowicz (100 free, 200 free)Nikkos Sofianidis (100 fly, 100 back, 200 back)Evgenii Somov (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM)Daniel Sos (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 fly)Mitchell Whyte (100 back, 200 back, 100 fly)Relay swimmers: Tanner Cummings, Mihalis Deliyiannis, Colton Paulson Print Friendly Version Tickets Standing room only tickets may become available the day of competition and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for the Wednesday evening session. Prelims standing room only is $10 each day, finals is $15 each day and diving prelims and consolation sessions are $10 each day.  Fellow Sophomore Evgenii Somov also returns as an All-American, finishing seventh in the 100 breast at the 2018 NCAA Championships. He enters the meet as the No. 12 seed in the 100 breast and No. 14 seed in the 200 breast. At ACCs, he earned his second consecutive gold in the 100 distance. Story Links Freshmen Mitchell Whyte and Bartosz Piszczorowicz are also seeded in scoring position in their individual events. Whyte had a breakout meet at the ACC Championships, earning a silver medal in the 200 back and finishing fourth in the 100 back. He is seeded No. 11 in the 100 back and No. 16 in the 200 distance. Piszczorowicz will be the No. 16 seed in the 200 free, an event where he won gold at his first ACC Championships. All five of the Cardinals’ relays are seeded in the top-16 heading into the NCAA Championships, highlighted by the No. 2 400 free relay. Louisville posted the fastest time in the nation in the event en route to ACC gold and a new school record with a time of 2:48.35. Seniors Zach Harting and Marcelo Acosta will look to make a splash at their final NCAA Championships as they are each seeded ninth in the 200 fly and 1650 free respectively. Acosta recorded a career-best fifth place finish at last year’s NCAAs in the 1650 free, while Harting took 13th overall in the 200 fly.center_img Event Schedule AUSTIN, Texas – Following a record-breaking ACC Championships campaign, the No. 8 University of Louisville men’s swimming team is gearing up to begin competition at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas on March 27-30. The Cardinals are led by sophomore Nicolas Albiero, who heads into the meet in scoring position in all three of his individual events as the No. 5 seed in the 100 backstroke, No. 6 seed in the 200 fly and No. 11 seed in the 100 fly. Albiero is a two-time ACC champion in the 200 fly and earned All-American honors at last year’s NCAA Championships by finishing sixth in the 100 back and 12th in the 200 fly. About the Cardinals Louisville enters the 2019 NCAA Championships following a ninth place showing at last year’s meet, which tied the program record for best NCAA finish. Nine Cardinals qualified individually in a combined 26 events for this year’s championships. Additionally, three relay alternates will make the trip to Austin. Championship Notes Broadcast Information Live digital coverage of the NCAA Championships will be provided on ESPN3 for the finals sessions on Thursday through Saturday evening. Tape delayed coverage of the championships will be shown on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET on April 8. The meet kicks off with the timed finals of the 800 freestyle relay on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. ET inside the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The remaining three days of competition will begin with prelims at 11 a.m. ET with the top-16 qualifiers in each event returning for finals each evening at 7 p.m. ET. Live Results last_img