Nov. 19, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, MD. – The NC State men’s and women’s swim teams finished up competition at the Terp Cup on Saturday. The invitational marked the final meet of the fall season for the team. The No. 19 men took second place, while the women placed third.
Brandon Kingston took first place in the 1650 freestyle (15:32.37), missing an NCAA B cut by just two seconds. Michael Camper placed fourth (15:52.59) and Brian Via took fifth (15:56.41).
Ivan Kopas placed fourth in the 200 backtstroke (1:49.37), Stephen Coetzer took fifth (1:49.92) and Camper took eighth (1:52.90). Kopas swam a 1:48.80 in the preliminaries, while Coetzer went 1:49.67 and Camper offered a 1:49.76.
Jonathan Boffa won the 100 freestyle in an NCAA B standard of 44.26. Boffa swam one tenth of a second faster in the preliminaries. This time now makes him the fourth-fastest swimmer in NC State history. Conor Brennan took third (45.19), David Williams placed fifth (46.03), Matt Thomas took sixth (46.04) and Kingston took eighth (46.29).
Greg Baskwell (2:05.06) and Jake Matysek (2:05.09) took fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 200 breaststroke. Maxim Litvinov (2:08.19) and Andrew Tollefson (2:08.86) also swam.
In the 200 buttefly, John Newell placed third (1:51.67).
Brennan, Boffa, Joe Martin and Williams combined for an NCAA B cut of 2:58.73 in the 400 freestyle relay. All four of the men’s relays hit B standards this weekend.
Siri Smits swam a time of (2:02.15) for the 200 backstroke, good for the seventh-best all-time mark in school history. Kaitlin Mills (2:02.96) and Kayla Grim (2:05.27) also swam.
Hannah Freyman (50.97), Marifrances Henley (51.32), Julianna Prim (51.45), Zina Grogg (52.83) and Erica Waters (53.09) all competed in the 100 freestyle.
Kelsey Liu took fourth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:18.75, while Prim took seventh in the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:03.53.
Freyman, Henley, Allison Hendren, and Prim combined for a 3:24.00 in the 400 freestyle relay, good for an NCAA B standard.
NC State will return to action Jan. 14, against Florida State and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga.