Feb. 16, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - The NC State relays continued to shine on the second day of the ACC Championships. The Wolfpack set its third school record in a relay event in as many tries, taking home bronze in the 200-freestyle relay in an NCAA B standard of 1:30.61.
"I'm really proud of the women's 200-freestyle relay," said head coach Braden Holloway. "They've really done a good job of taking such pride in that relay and believing in themselves, and to go out and perform against the ACCs best and take home third place was great for them.
"Overall, I'm happy with our day but I think we can be better, and we have to be better if we're going to compete at this level."
Kayla Grim swam the fifth-best time in school history in the 200 individual medley with her time of 2:03.98.
Hannah Freyman and Marifrances Henley posted the second and third-best times in school history in the 50 freestyle preliminaries. Freyman swam a time of 22.77, good for an NCAA B standard, while Henley swam 23.17.
Freyman was disqualified from the finals for a false start, but Henley turned in a 13th place performance, swimming the exact same time in the finals that she did in the preliminaries.
"Hannah had a tough go in the 50 free, but she's a competitor and I know she'll be back out there fighting tomorrow," said Holloway.
Lauren Poli swam the fourth-best time in program history with her remark of 23.18, winning the "C" final, and placing 17th overall. Allison Hendren swam 23.26 for the sixth-best mark in program hisotry, and Zina Grogg turned in a time of 23.43 for the eighth-best all-time top-10 mark.
Rachel Mumma was NC State's top female diver on the 1-meter, taking home a 12th place finish in her first championship meet. Hudson Rains placed eighth on the 3-meter board with a score of 371.00.
"My hat goes off to Hudson Rains in the 3-meter," said Holloway. "To give our men that jump start before the swimming portion starts is great for the team. He's had a great year and we look forward to his next two events on the boards."
The Wolfpack women are in ninth place after the second day of competition.