2016 NC STATE INVITATIONAL
- Live results
- Meet info
- Hosted by NC State University
- Thursday, November 17th-Saturday, November 19th
- 25 yards
- Invite format
The 2016 NC State GAC Invitational is underway, with day 1 prelims now in the books. The Wolfpack distance crew got off to a strong start, with Anton Ipsen and Hannah Moore taking top seeds for finals in the 500 free. Moore leads the women’s field with her 4:43.69 from prelims, while Ipsen was the only man under 4:20 this morning with his 4:18.67. Notably, NC State freshman Jack McIntyre made a huge time drop to take 2nd seed in lifetime best 4:20.31.
NC State All-American Alexia Zevnik (1:56.74) and Duke’s Leah Goldman (1:58.58) were both sub-2:00 in the women’s 200 IM for the top 2 seeds heading into finals. In the men’s version of that race, the Wolfpack’s Soeren Dahl (1:46.04) and Hennessey Stuart (1:46.11) were narrowly separated for the top 2 spots. Also in the hunt tonight will be Tennessee All-American Sam McHugh, who is currently the 4th seed with his 1:48.30 from prelims.
This morning’s session concluded with the 50 free, in which Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held knocked another couple of hundredths off his season best to take top seed for the Wolfpack in 19.40. In the women’s 50 free, UNC’s Caroline Baldwin nearly cracked the 22-second barrier to take top seed with her speedy 22.01.