Swimming & Diving Gets Pair of Wins
Oct. 16, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State men's and women's swimming and diving picked up season opening wins over VMI and Campbell on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center.
The women moved to 1-0 with a 168-79 victory against Campbell, while the men secured a 165-81 decision over VMI for a 1-0 start.
NC State swimming and diving won 23 combined events, a strong showing to start the season.
Kopenitz scored victories in the 200 freestyle (1:56.13) and the 100 butterfly (58.14). Poore won the 50 freestyle (24.69) and the 200 backstroke (2:06.51). Henley placed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.75) and the 100 freestyle (52.83).
Kopas captured first place honors in the 100 backstroke (50.24) and 200 backstroke (1:49.55). Kopas' time in the 200 backstroke marks the 10th-fastest time in school history.
Both the men's and women's teams swept first and second place in the 200-medley relay. The women's times of 1:47.84 and 1:50.66, and the men's 1:33.77 and 1:36.20 proved strong enough to earn the wins.
Including the relay win and Kopas's pair of victories, the men won a combined 12 events: Andrew Tollefson in the 1,000 freestyle (9:55.48), Brandon Kingston in the 200 freestyle (1:42.12), Dan Forsythe in the 100 breaststroke (58.76), Barrett Miesfeld in the 200 butterfly (1:55.43), Joe Martin in the 50 freestyle (20.97), Gaites Brown in the 100 freestyle (46.58), Maxim Litvinov in the 200 breaststroke (2:09.88), and Kohl Hurdle in the 400 individual medley (4:05.81). Hudson Rains won the only diving event of the day with a final score of 358.35.
Wins by Kaitlin Mills in the 100 backstroke (58.95), Jordan Paavola in the 200 butterfly (2:06.93), Jessica Ward in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.44), and Kelsey Liu in the 500 freestyle (5:09.43) rounded out the women's 11 victories Saturday.
NC State will return to action Friday, Oct. 22, in conference action against Maryland. Diving will take place on campus at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center, while all swimming will be held in nearby Cary at the Triangle Aquatic Center. Action is slated to begin at 2 p.m.