MEET NOTES: NC State swimming and diving take on Princeton and Villanova

The NC State swimming and diving team will travel to Princeton on Jan. 9 for its first dual meet of the 2015 portion of its season. The squad will then head to Villanova on Jan. 10 for its second straight dual meet.

For the meet at Princeton, competition is slated to begin at 5 p.m inside the DeNunzio Pool, while the matchup at Villanova is set for an 11 a.m. start inside the Pavilion Pool.

Braden Holloway – Holloway’s Statement

“This should be an interesting weekend for us- we’re coming off of a big training camp. On one hand the kids are excited because it has been a while since we have competed but at the same time nervous because they’ve been training so hard.

“This is the time of year where the workload is the biggest so naturally our kids are going to be fatigued, so I’m curious to see how we’ll perform. The kids being worn out is all a part of the process when looking ahead to the end of the season.”

Last Time Out
Harrison Mitchell, Gabi McDermott and Rachel Mumma represented the Pack at the Tennessee Diving Invitational Jan. 3-5. Mumma finished fifth of 44 divers in the women’s one-meter competition and sixth of 45 divers in the women’s three-meter event.

Scouting Princeton
The women’s squad enters the 2015 portion of its season with a 9-2 record while the men’s team enters with a 10-1 record on the season.

Both teams come off of wins from their last time out- the men earned a 171-129 win over Navy on Jan. 3 while the women last competed on Dec. 7, defeating Dartmouth 228-72.

Scouting Villanova
Villanova’s women will enter their matchup with NC State with a 7-6 season record, while the men have an 0-10 record on the season.

A handful of women represented the Wildcats at the AT&T Winter National Championships on Dec. 4-6 in Greensboro, N.C. Its last team competition though was at the Hokie Fall Invitational on Nov. 20-22 in Christiansburg, Va., where it finished fourth of seven teams.

The men’s last team competition was also at the Hokie Invitational, where they finished fifth of five teams.

College Swimming News courtesy of NC State Swimming and Diving.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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