Feb. 23, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - The No. 23 NC State men's swim team set its second school record in as many days at the ACC Championships on Thursday. The Wolfpack men are currently in fifth place with 127 points.
"We had good point production from our guys today," said head coach Braden Holloway. "We still need to come back at night and execute better, but I am pleased with where we are currently."
Conor Brennan, Joe Martin, David Williams and Jonathan Boffa started the night off strong for the Wolfpack, combining to swim a new school record, with a time of 1:18.83 in the 200-freestyle relay. The relay finished in fourth place and hit an NCAA B standard.
"Our relay stepped up for us and delivered another good performance," Holloway said.
Brandon Kingston placed eighth in the finals of the 500 freestyle. His time of 4:24.55 in the preliminaries was good for the fourth-best all-time mark in school history.
Taylor Harris and Stephen Coetzer placed 13th and 16th, respectively, in the 200 individual medley. Both student-athletes swam NCAA B standards. Coetzer's time of 1:48.10 from the preliminaries was good for the third-best all-time mark, while Harris' time of 1:48.83 gave him the fifth-fastest time in that event.
Jonathan Boffa finished fifth in the 50 freestyle, swimming a time of 19.82 in the preliminaries, the third-best time in school history.