Women's Swimming & Diving Finishes Fifth at ACCs
Feb. 23, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The NC State women's swimming & diving team wrapped up competition at the 2013 ACC Championships on Saturday, as the Wolfpack women finished fifth with 438 points. Virginia won the championship title with 832 points, while Virginia Tech finished second with 536 points.
Senior Hannah Hopkins finished second in the platform dive with a score of 291.75 to claim All-ACC honors. Hopkins notched the highest score in the preliminaries with a 323.95 to advance to the finals. Sophomore Rachael Mumma also competed in the event, finishing with a score of 228.55 in the preliminaries.
Freshman Kristin Connors finished with a time of 16:52.72 in the 1650 freestyle. Junior Kaitlin Mills and sophomore Nicole Haynes hit NCAA 'B' standards in the 200 backstroke with times of 1:56.59 and 1:58.44, respectively. Mills finished 10th, while Haynes finished closely behind in 11th.
In the 100 freestyle, senior Marifrances Henley touched the wall at 49.20 to claim fitth, while Hannah Freyman finished eighth with a time of 49.74. Freshman Riki Bonnema also scored points for the Pack in the event, clocking in at 50.67. All of the times were good for NCAA 'B' standards.
Kelsey Liu, a junior from North Potomac, Md., broke the school record in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:14.18 clocking, shattering the previous best time of 2:15.81. Liu's time was good for ninth in the event and an NCAA 'B' standard. Freshman Hayley Tomlinson recorded the third-best time in school history, timing in at 2:16.24.
Senior Julianna Prim decided to join Liu in the record-breaking, completing the 200 butterfly in 1:59.52 in the preliminaries to break the previous school record. Henley, Freyman, Zina Grogg and Riki Bonnema teamed up to finish fourth with a time of 3:18.59, hitting an NCAA 'B' standard.
In addition to Hopkins, NC State also had five swimmers claim All-ACC honors, as Grogg placed third in the 100 backstroke. Bonnema, Freyman, Hendren and Henley also claimed All-ACC honors with a first place finish in the 200 freestyle relay.
The men's ACC Championships will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27 - Saturday, March 2, in Greensboro, N.C. at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.