Beata Nelson Posts 1:50.88 200 Back at Wolfpack Invite Day 3 Prelims

2019 NC STATE/GAC INVITE

  • Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Greensboro Aquatic Center – Greensboro, NC
  • Prelims 9:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Short course yards (SCY) format
  • Live results
  • Results also on Meet Mobile as “NC State GAC Invitational”
  • Full Day 2 Results

During the final prelims session of the meet, Beata Nelson got things rolling with a 1:50.88 in the 200 back. Nelson holds the NCAA Record at 1:47.24, and her swim this morning was faster than the 1:51.21 she swam in prelims of her mid-season invite last season. NC State’s Emma Muzzy was 2nd this morning in 1:51.80, coming just off her personal best of 1:51.58. NC State freshman Katharine Berkoff was 3rd with a 1:52.54.

Julie Meynen, an Auburn senior, tore to a 47.89 in the 100 free this morning, marking her 3rd fastest flat-start performance of her career. The time gave Meynen the top seed for tonight by .22 seconds of Duke star Alyssa Marsh (48.11). Marsh’s time was a personal best by .16 seconds, setting up what could be a great race tonight. NC State’s Ky-Lee Perry was 3rd this morning with a 48.15, and Auburn’s Claire Fisch 4th (48.21). Additionally Duke’s Melissa Pish was 5th this morning with a 49.12. Pish’s best time is 48.63.

NC State was a force in the women’s 200 breast this morning, taking the top two spots. Sophie Hansson was first in this morning, touching in 2:09.59, which is right in line with what she swam at mid-season last year. Julia Poole was next in, finishing in 2:11.55. Arizona State freshmen went 1-2 in the women’s 200 fly this morning. Jade Foelske was first into the touch (1:57.20), followed by Lindsay Looney (1:57.46).

Coleman Stewart led the way in the men’s 200 back this morning, swimming to a 1:41.69. That time is faster than Stewart swam in prelims of the IU Invite last season (1:42.54). NC State’s Nyls Korstanje led the way in a fast 100 free this morning. Korstanje was 42.43 this morning, followed by Carter Swift (ASU) in 42.83, Cody Bybee (ASU) in 42.85, and Miles Williams (Duke) in 42.99.

MJ Mao of Wisconsin led the way in the men’s 200 breast, touching in 1:56.79. Zach Brown of NC State was first this morning in the men’s 200 fly, finishing in 1:44.78.

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