Feb. 18, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - The NC State women's swim team took down two more school records on the final night of the ACC Championships on Saturday. The Wolfpack women took fourth place in the 400-freestyle relay in a time of 3:19.38, the fifth school record in a relay in as many tries.
"I'm really excited about our relays and how they performed, to break all five school records is really impressive," said head coach Braden Holloway. "I'm very proud of the women's team, I'd like to congratulate them on a pretty good weekend of performances.
"We're starting to set up our track to the future. We had some great individual and relay performances, and really came together as a team."
Individually, Hannah Freyman broke the school record in the 100 freestyle on the final day of the ACC Championships, placing third in the event and grabbing All-ACC honors with her time of 49.14.
Marifrances Henley swam the second-best time in school history in the 100 freestyle, winning her heat to place ninth overall, in a time of 49.63. Freyman and Henley both hit NCAA B cuts. Allison Hendren swam 51.15 in the preliminaries of the same event , good for the eighth-best time in school history.
Hannah Hopkins placed fourth on the platform dive, just missing All-ACC honors. Kirstyn Shepler took 13th in the event, while Rachel Mumma placed 15th.
"The divers had a great day today, to have all three score on the platform, with Hannah Hopkins making the finals, was a great way to end the weekend," said Holloway.
Shelby Hoyt posted a time of 16:59.92 in the 1650 freestyle, the 10th-best time in school history.
Sophomore Kaitlin Mills swam the second-best time in school history in the 200 backstroke in the preliminaries, with her time of 1:58.20. Kayla Grim and Nicole Haynes swam the third and fourth-best times in the same event, swimming marks of 1:59.21 and 1:59.64, respectively. Mills and Grim's marks were NCAA B standards.
Katelyn Linker swam the third-best time in school history in the 200 butterfly, winning her heat in the finals in a time of 2:01.26.
The Wolfpack women finished seventh with 247.5 points.
The NC State men will compete at the ACC Championships in Christiansburg, Va., beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22.