Swimming & Diving Extends Lead at Invitational
Nov. 16, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The momentum NC State built on the first day of the Janis Hape Dowd Invitational carried over to the second day of competition, as the Wolfpack had another strong showing. The men upped its point total to 854.5, while the women increased its total to 633, both of which are tops in the point standings.
The Wolfpack's 200 medley relay teams started the day off in style, as the men's and women's relay team collected first. Hannah Freyman, Lauren Poli, Zina Grogg and Riki Bonnema teamed up to complete the event with a time of 1:43.19, while the men's team composed of Ivan Kopas, Ian Bishop, Barrett Miesfeld and Jonathan Boffa timed in at 1:30.81.
The women's team put a Wolfpack stamp on the 200 freestyle, as they claimed the second-through-sixth spots in the event. Julianna Prim finished second (1:50.73), Freyman was third (1:51.47), Kristin Connors ended fourth (1:51.51), while Mariah Hamil and Marifrances Henley finished fifth (1:51.60) and sixth (1:51.79), respectively. Boffa claimed the top spot on the men's side with a time of 1:37.41.
Grogg registered the fastest time in the 100 backstroke (55.38) on the women's side, while Kopas claimed the top spot in the same event for the men with a time of 49.69 seconds. Junior Ian Bishop garnered first place honors in the 100 breaststroke with his time of 55.95 seconds.
In diving, Rachel Mumma and Hannah Hopkins finished second (296.45) and third (286.35), respectively on the women's one-meter dive. Hudson Rains led the way for the men on the three-meter diving board with his score of 382.15, while freshman Charles Retter recorded a score of 312.80.
The Pack closed out the day with strong performances on both sides in the 800 freestyle relay. The men's team consisting of Matt Thomas, David Williams, Simonas Bilis and Boffa posted a time of 6:35.12, while Prim, Hamil, Freyman and Connors combined to register a time of 7:25.12.
The 2012 Janis Hape Dowd Nike Cup Invitational will conclude on Saturday. The preliminary rounds will begin at 10 a.m., with finals starting at 6 p.m. Live stats for the meet are available by clicking HERE.