Pack Hosts Virginia Tech on Wednesday
Jan. 15, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State swimming & diving team will host its first home meet of the season, when it faces the Virginia Tech Hokies at 3 p.m., on Wednesday at the Willis R. Casey Natatorium. The Wolfpack will have four of its five remaining regular season meets in its home facility.
"We're looking forward to starting a good home slate coming up with Virginia Tech, Florida State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina coming in these next couple of weeks," head coach Braden Holloway said. "it's been a while since we've had a meet and it's been a while since we've had a home meet, so it will be good to have the parents and student body in attendance."
State will be competing in its second meet since the calendar rolled over to 2013, after opening the year on the road against the University of Georgia and Savannah College of Art & Design. Both squads came up short against the Georgia Bulldogs, but both recorded victories over the the SCAD Bees.
Junior Barrett Miesfeld and sophomore Hannah Freyman were rewarded for their performances at the meet, as they were named the ACC Male and Female Swimmers of the Week. Miesfeld completed the 100 butterfly event with a time of 48.67 seconds to finish first at the meet and Freyman stopped the clock at 56.10 to claim the top time in the same event.
The men's team owns a mark of 3-2 on the season and a 1-0 record in the ACC, while the women are 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The Hokies men's team enters the meet ranked 17th nationally in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America with an overall record of 6-1 and an ACC mark of 3-1. Tech's women's team is 7-2 overall and 3-2 in the ACC.
"We're battling some sickness on the team, so we're going to have to swim well to compete with Virginia Tech," said Holloway. "I'm looking forward to people stepping up and filling some holes where we need some help, and I'm excited about seeing the divers in action as well because they haven't competed in a while."
Live stats will be available for the meet by clicking HERE, as well as through the Meet Mobile app for Android and iPhones.
Fans attending the meet must park in the Reynolds Coliseum parking deck. Parking will not be available adjacent to the aquatic center as spaces are reserved for students and employees.