Hokie swimmers postseason hopes cut short

The Virginia Tech men’s swimming and diving posted a 5-1 record in the regular season with wins over Big Ten foes Penn State and Ohio State and in-state rival Virginia. This helped to lead into a strong postseason with five Hokies earning medals at ACCs. In addition, the team scored 76.5 more points in 2020 than at the 2019 ACC Championships. 

Five school records were set during the season and 38 Top-Ten Tech times were notched across every event. 

The Hokies were led by underclassmen at the 2020 ACC Championships, finishing fourth overall. Tech picked up five medals on the men’s side with four of them earned by freshmen and sophomores. 

Five school records were set this season with four happening at the ACC Championships: Thomas Hallock, 50 Free, 19.32; Blake Manoff, 100 Fly, 45.60 and 200 Fly, 1:40.48; Sam Tornqvist, 200 Back, 1:40.10.

Eight Hokies earned All-America honors: Filippo Dal Maso – 800 Free Relay; Thomas Hallock – 50 Free; Antani Ivanov – 200 Fly / 800  Free Relay; Blake Manoff – 100 Fly / 200 Fly / 800 Free Relay; AJ Pouch – 200 Breast; Lane Stone – 800 Free Relay; Sam Tornqvist – 200 Back; Noah Zawadzki – 1-meter / 3-meter / Platform.

In addition to NCAA qualifiers, the Hokies had eight underclassmen qualify for the CSCAA National Invitational Championship. The Hokies competed for one day before the season was cancelled. During that opening day, Tech claimed the following titles: Brennen Doss – 500 Free;
Forest Webb – 50 Back; and
Dylan Eichberg – 200 IM.

VT women’s swim team results

A young Virginia Tech women’s swimming and diving team had a 3-4 record during the regular season before entering into the ACC Championships where underclassmen scored 68% of the Hokies’ points. Tech also qualified three women for the NCAAs and had six swimmers hit the mark to compete at the CSCAA National Invitational Championships. 

This year’s team recorded 24 of the Top-Ten times in the program’s history with 17 happening at ACCs.

At the 2020 ACC Championships the Hokies finished eighth overall in the field while increasing their scoring from 2019.

Three Hokies earned All-America Honors: Teagan Moravek 1-meter/3-meter; Joelle Vereb50 Free/100 Fly; and Regan Westwood – 1-meter.

In addition to NCAA qualifiers, the Hokies had six underclassmen qualify for the CSCAA National Invitational Championship. The Hokies competed for one day before the season was cancelled. During that opening day, Tech claimed a title with Brooke Travis winning the 500 Free. 

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