Jan. 28, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The No. 23 NC State men's swimming and diving team topped No. 13 North Carolina on Saturday, by a score of 145.5-151.5. The men move to 9-1 (6-1 ACC) with the win, their first victory over the Tar Heels in 12 years. The Wolfpack women (8-4, 3-4 ACC) were defeated by the No. 16 Tar Heels, 178.5-119.5.
"Today was a great day for the Wolfpack," said first-year head coach Braden Holloway. "The men and women both raced hard and fought well against a very good program. It's been a long time since the men have had a big win like that, and it's a good way for the seniors to go out in one of their last meets."
Brandon Kingston won the 1650 freestyle in 15:36.15, edging out teammate Brian Via, who placed second in 15:26.80. Both Kingston and Via narrowly missed the NCAA B standard of 15:35.70. Via also took fourth in the 500 freestyle (4:36.44).
Jonathan Boffa won the 200 freestyle in an NCAA B standard of 1:36.94. David Williams and Tyler Early took third and fourth, swimming times of 1:39.53 and 1:39.59, respectively.
Ivan Kopas won the 100 backstroke in 49.92. Ian Bishop picked up a win of his own in the 100 breaststroke, swimming a time of 56.44. Maxim Litvinov (56.73) took second. Litvinov also won the 200 breaststroke in 2:03.60.
Boffa placed second in the 50 freestyle (20.56), while Joe Martin (20.72) and Conor Brennan (20.77) took fourth and fifth. Boffa also took second place in the 100 freestyle in a time of 44.42.
Barrett Miesfeld, who owns the fastest time in the ACC in the 100 butterfly, won the event in a time of 48.39.
Hudson Rains took runner-up honors in both the three-meter and one-meter diving events. Rains scored 382.95 on the three-meter, and 325.35 on the one-meter.
Michael Camper won the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:48.37, while Kopas placed third in 1:49.00. Camper took third in the 400 individual medley (4:00.50), while Taylor Harris placed fourth (4:01.52).
Maggie McEnerney and Shelby Hoyt took third and fourth in the 1650 freestyle event, finishing in 17:48.19 and 17:59.53, respectively.
Marifrances Henley took second in the 200 freestyle in 1:50.22, while Siri Smits placed third in the 100 backstroke in a time of 57.27. Kaitlin Mills (57.54) and Bailey Woodling (57.93) also competed.
Lauren Poli placed third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.24, while Julianna Prim took second in the 200 butterfly (2:02.72).
Hannah Freyman won the 50 freestyle in a time of 23:43, while Allison Hendren (23.79) and Zina Grogg (23.89) placed third and fourth. Freyman also placed first in the 100 freestyle in 50.50.
Hannah Hopkins won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events, while Rachael Mumma placed fourth twice. Hopkins won the the one-meter in (292.50), and took first on the three-meter (317.3), while Mumma took fourth on the one-meter (265.58) and three-meter (281.93).
Kaitlin Mills placed fourth in the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:03.56, while Grogg took second in the 100 butterfly (55.91).
Prim and Henley took third and fourth in the 500 freestyle, swimming times of 4:59.41 and 5:03.51, respectively. Katelyn Linker took third in the 400 individual medley (4:29.58).
NC State enjoyed a strong showing from its four relay teams at the meet.
The NC State men won the 200-medley relay in a time of 1:30.30, to start off the meet strong, coming up just short of hitting an NCAA B standard. The Wolfpack did hit the NCAA B standard in the 400-freestyle relay (2:58.68).
The NC State women won the 200-medley relay in a time of 1:43.62. The team also finished first in the 400-freestyle relay, winning the event in an NCAA B cut of 3:24.34.
"One thing that was exciting for us was to come away with four big wins from our relay teams," Holloway said. "We are continuing to build on our relay focus, and those were great wins for us."