2016 NC STATE INVITATIONAL
- Live results
- Meet info
- Hosted by NC State University
- Thursday, November 17th-Saturday, November 19th
- 25 yards
- Invite format
The first night of finals at the 2016 NC State GAC Invitational kicked off with the 200 free relays. On the women’s side, UNC raced to victory in 1:28.19 ahead of NC State’s 1:29.01. On the men’s side, however, it was NC State that came out on top, with Ryan Held leading off in 19.09 to help the team to a 1:17.94 victory. There’s an issue with most of the other splits in the results, so we’ll update with more splits if that gets fixed.
The 500 free was the first event individually, with NC State’s Anton Ipsen dominating the men’s race in a quick 4:13.40. Also under 4:20 to round out the top 3 were UNC’s Jordan Merilees (4:17.86) and NC State’s Adam Linker (4:17.97). The Wolfpack’s Hannah Moore got to the wall first on the women’s side to win it in 4:42.27. Also in the low 4:40s was Duke’s Verity Abel, who finished 2nd in 4:43.56.
All-American Alexia Zevnik kept the trend of Wolfpack wins going in the women’s 200 IM, nearly matching her prelims time to win in 1:56.82. Tennessee’s Meghan Small made big moves to clock a 1:57.27 for silver ahead of Duke’s Leah Goldman (1:57.33). A tight race in the men’s 200 IM saw NC State’s Soeren Dahl and Tennessee’s Sam McHugh battle to the finish, with Dahl touching first in 1:44.46, followed by McHugh in 1:45.07.
In the 50 free, UNC’s Caroline Baldwin broke up the NC State sweep of individual races, swimming to victory with a 21.98 with the only sub-22 on the women’s side tonight. NC State’s Ryan Held popped another 19-low to win the men’s race, touching in 19.17.