Pack Sweeps UNCW on Saturday
Jan. 26, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The NC State swimming & diving teams defeated the UNCW Seahawks on Saturday in the Seahawk Natatorium. The men's team defeated UNCW, 176-119, while the women topped the Seahawks, 184-111.
"I thought we executed our races pretty well today," said head coach Braden Holloway. "We're getting closer to where we want to be at the end of the year. We're still fine tuning some things with our relay teams, but they performed well for us and our divers did also."
The relay teams got the Pack off to great starts, as the women's 400-medley relay team finished first as well as the men's 200-medley relay team. Marifrances Henley, Hannah Freyman, Allison Hendren and Riki Bonnema timed in at 3:44.84 for the women, while Jonathan Boffa, Joe Martin, Barrett Miesfeld and Ian Bishop stopped the clock at 1:30.69.
Freshman Nicole Giamber finished with the top-time in the 1000 freestyle on the women's side (10:26.54), while Brandon Kingston touched the wall first for the men at 9:39.28. Kristin Connors and Boffa claimed the fastest times in the 200 freestyle, stopping the clock at 1:52.26 and 1:37.89, respectively.
"Overall, the team performed pretty well today," said Holloway. "We looked a little tired, but we were able to finish pretty good in some races."
In the 200 butterfly, senior Julianna Prim touched the wall first at 2:02.81. For the men, Christian McCurdy stopped the clock the quickest with a time of 1:48.63. Bonnema claimed the top-spot in the 50 freestyle on the women's side (23.55), while Matt Thomas did likewise for the men (21.12).
Stephen Coetzer, sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., recorded the fastest time in the 200 backstroke at 1:49.24. Kelsey Liu timed in at 2:20.88 in the 200 breaststroke and Jake Matysek finished first on the men's side with a time of 2:04.13.
In diving, senior Hudson Rains claimed first on the one-meter and three-meter boards. Rains recorded a 334.99 on the three-meter and a 315.60 on the one-meter board. Senior Hannah Hopkins posted the best score on the three-meter board for the women with a 322.12, while Rachel Mumma registered the highest score on the one-meter board (290.02).
NC State will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 2, when it hosts UNC for its senior meet at 11 a.m. in the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center.