Feb. 17, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - The records continued to fall for NC State on the third day of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. Two new records were set on Friday, as Marifrances Henley broke her own school record in the 200 freestyle, and the 400-medley relay team broke the old standard as well.
Nicole Haynes, Lauren Poli, Zina Grogg and Julianna Prim combined to set a new school record in the 400-medley relay with their time of 3:41.34 to place eighth. Haynes' leadoff split was good for the fourth-best time in school history in the 100 backstroke.
Katelyn Linker's 4:24.17 in the preliminaries of the 400 individual medley was good for the 10th-best time in school history. She placed 16th in the finals.
Zina Grogg swam a 54.36 in the 100 butterfly finals, the second-best time in the history of the program. Erica Waters posted a mark of 55.80 in the same event for the fifth-best all-time top-10 mark.
In the 200 freestyle, Henley broke her own school record in the preliminaries with her time of 1:47.00, good for an NCAA B standard. Julianna Prim swam the second-best time in school history with her mark of 1:47.91 in the finals, also an NCAA B cut.
Lauren Poli swam an NCAA B standard, and the second-best time in school history in the 200 breaststroke (1:02.97).
Grogg and Hannah Freyman both posted NCAA B standards and all-time top-10 marks in the 100 backstroke for NC State. Freyman's time of 54.27 in the finals was good for the second-best time in school history, while Grogg's time of 54.40 in the preliminaries was the third-fastest.
In the diving events, Hannah Hopkins took 10th place on the 3-meter, and Hudson Rains finished eleventh on the 1-meter board.
NC State is in seventh place after the third day of competition.