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    Senior Ian Bishop
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    Jan. 24, 2014

    Day One Results

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The NC State swimming & diving team captured three of four relays on Friday during the first of two days of competition against the University of Minnesota. The Wolfpack men’s squad holds a slim 93-92 lead against the 14th-ranked Golden Gophers, while the women’s squad trails No. 13 Minnesota, 100-83.

    Throughout the day, State recorded victories in three of four relay events and combined to capture six individual titles.

    The Wolfpack started the meet by winning the men’s 200 freestyle relay, as the team of Simonas Bilis, Jonathan Boffa, Andreas Schiellerup and David Williams finished first overall with a time of 1:19.10.

    Boffa, a native of Verona, Italy, took top honors in the men’s 200 freestyle with a time of 1:37.71, while Bilis finished first overall in the 50 freestyle with a time of 19.97 to record his season-best time in the event.

    The Pack posted a one-two finish in the men’s 200 breaststroke, as Ian Bishop tapped the wall first in 54.28, before Derek Hren finished second with a time of 55.89.

    On the women’s side, State finished with a strong performance in the 100 backstroke, as Alexia Zevnik finished first with a time of 54.74 and Zina Grogg finished second with a time of 54.82.


     

     

    Freshman Kayla Brumbaum earned first place honors in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.78, while Lauren Poli cruised in the 50 freestyle with a season-best time of 22.78

    The Pack concluded the evening by winning the men’s and women’s 400 medley relay. The women’s squad of Zevnik, Brumbaum, Grogg and Lotta Nevalainen tapped the wall in 3:41.16 to finish first overall. On the men’s side, the quartet of Schiellerup, Bishop, Barrett Miesfeld and Boffa combined for a first-place finish with a time of 3:12.02. The time narrowly missed the time standard for an NCAA ‘B’ cut by two hundredths of a second.

    In diving, freshman Grant Saale finished with a score of 305.85 in the men’s one-meter competition.

    The Wolfpack will return to action on Saturday for day two of its meet at Minnesota. Competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET.

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