Pack Concludes Day Two at Nike Cup Invite
Nov. 22, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Freshman Andreas Schiellerup of the NC State swimming & diving team established a new school record in the men’s 100 backstroke on Friday, as the Wolfpack concluded the second day of competition at the 2013 Jade Hape Dowd Nike Cup Invitational.
After two days of competition, the Wolfpack men’s squad sits in second position with 530.0 points, while the women’s team is in fourth place with a total score of 431.0. North Carolina leads in both competitions.
“Overall, we were good,” said associate head coach Todd DeSorbo. “We came out and fought hard and overall did better than this morning. We were swimming a little more tired than other teams in the meet, but our kids are really stepping up. We’re swimming strong and fighting hard.”
A native of Birkerod, Denmark, Schiellerup captured the men’s 100 backstroke with a blazing quick time of 46.67. His time in the event is more than a second faster than the former school record of 47.75 set just last season by Michael Camper. In addition, Schiellerup broke the Nike Cup record of 46.72.
“Andreas setting the school record in the 100 backstroke with a good swim,” DeSorbo said. “That time last year would have made NCAA’s, so we’re hoping it makes it this year as well.”
Schiellerup was also part of the men’s 200 medley relay that finished second along with Ian Bishop, Barrett Miesfeld and Jonathan Boffa with a time of 1:27.05. The time in the event meets the required time standard for an NCAA ‘B’ cut.
Miesfeld posted a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly for the Wolfpack with a time of 47.87. His time meets the required time standard required for a ‘B’ cut and is the squad’s top time for the season.
“Barrett Miesfield had a great swim in the 100 butterfly,” DeSorbo said. “He was faster than he was at this meet last year.”
Meanwhile, Boffa finished third overall in the men’s 200 freestyle, tapping the wall in 1:37.84, while Bishop tied for first with Duke’s Hunter Knight in the men’s 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.19.
Poli and Kayla Brumbaum posted a one-two finish in the ‘B’ final of the women’s 100 breaststroke. Poli finished first in the heat and ninth overall with a season-best time of 1:03.45, while Brumbaum finished second in the heat and 10th overall with a time of 1:03.56.
“Kayla Brumbaum and Lauren Poli swam neck and neck in the 100 breaststroke,” DeSorbo said. “They both set season best swims with their times.”
In diving, freshman Grant Saale finished in fifth in the ‘A’ final in the men’s one-meter competition with a total score of 327.15, while Madeline Keeley posted a sixth place finish in the women’s three-meter competition with a final score of 262.80.
“The divers have done a fantastic job this weekend,” said head diving coach Josh Karshen. “We’ve had people in the finals each night and they are really stepping up to the competition. We’ve had four personal best scores in two day. We’re looking to keep the momentum going tomorrow for platform. I’m very happy with how the divers are competing.”
The final day of competition at the 2013 Nike Cup is scheduled for Saturday with preliminaries set to begin at 10 a.m., and finals set for a 6 p.m. start time. Platform diving will be held at Duke’s Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion beginning at 11 a.m.