NC STATE VS WISCONSIN
- Hosted by NC State University
- Friday, October 21st-Saturday, October 22nd
- 25 yards
- Dual meet format
MEN’S FINAL TEAM SCORES
- NC State: 224
- Wisconsin: 121
The NC State men and women sealed their victories today, closing out a 2-day dual with Wisconsin. Both Wolfpack teams were leading heading into day 2, but the men were notably without any of their freshmen swimmers on Friday. Today, however, the freshmen were present for the win.
One of those freshmen was Jack McIntyre, who helped the Wolfpack sweep the top 3 spots in the 500 freestyle. Distance standout Anton Ipsen won the race in 4:23.83, followed by Adam Linker (4:25.87) and McIntyre (4:26.29). Ipsen then went on the win the 400 IM, posting a 3:54.79.
Ryan Held was back in front of the field in today’s 100 freestyle. After blasting a 19.46 i nthe 50 free yesterday, he won today’s 100 in 43.74. His freshman teammate Mark McGlaughin battled with Wisconsin’s Cannon Clifton behind him, out-touching Clifton 44.81 to 44.83.
The Wolfpack took another 1-2-3 sweep in the 200 back, led by All-American Hennessey Stuart in 1:44.23. Coming in 2nd was freshman Coleman Stewart (1:45.64), with Justin Ress (1:46.45) completing the sweep behind him.
WOMEN’S FINAL TEAM SCORES
- NC State: 200
- Wisconsin: 149
On the women’s side, NC State freshman Ky-Lee Perry picked up her first-ever collegiate dual meet victory. Perry took the win in the 100 free, clocking a 49.18 to give her the only sub-50 time of the field. Behind her, Courtney Caldwell and Wisconsin’s Chase Kinney battled for 2nd, with Caldwell getting there a touch faster in 50.10 to Kinney’s 50.12.
Hannah Moore completed another successful double, showing off her versatility with her victory in the 400 IM. She won that race by nearly 10 seconds, touching the wall in 4:14.37. Moore also won the 500 free earlier in the session with a 4:41.81 ahead of Wisconsin’s Cierra Runge (4:48.57).
All-American backstroker Alexia Zevnik dominated the 200 back, posting a 1:55.73 to add another win for the Wolfpack. NC State sophomore transfer Elise Haan and Wisconsin freshman Beata Nelson were separated by just a hundredth behind her, but it was Nelson who got to the wall first in 1:58.38 to Haan’s 1:58.39.
PRESS RELEASE – NC STATE:
RALEIGH- The NC State swimming and diving team put together a strong second day of competition in its two-day dual with Wisconsin on Saturday morning inside the Casey Aquatic Center en route to wins from both the men’s and women’s programs.
As the Wolfpack posted the top mark in 16 of the 18 events contested, both teams improve to 1-0 on the regular season. The Wolfpack men defeated the Badgers, 224-121, while the women earned a 200-149 win over Wisconsin.
NC State is off to a fast start in preparation for its postseason competition, as the team posted 12 more NCAA ‘B’ cuts for a total of 29 over the weekend. Additionally, the Wolfpack set four more pool records on Saturday.
Quoting The Coaches
“It was great for Wisconsin to come down here and give us some new competition. They gave us some quality racing and helped with the team environment this weekend,” said head coach Braden Holloway. “I’m very happy with where our team is. I think they came in this morning with the same passion and intensity as yesterday and didn’t back down. They wanted to walk out of here making a statement and did that.
“On the women’s side our depth has gotten a lot better. We’re moving up and grabbing the second and third places. Our senior leadership was outstanding this weekend and hats off to them leading this program to a win. On the men’s side this weekend showed where we are, we had a lot of freshmen make their collegiate debuts and came in firing on all cylinders. It elevated our entire program today.
“There are areas that can be improved and cleaned up, but that’s what these meets are for – and we need to concentrate on those places on a daily basis so we’re not constantly making those mistakes.”
“Today was a coming out party for James (Brady) with winning the three-meter event,” said head diving coach Yahya Radman. “We just never woke up on the men’s side. Harrison (Mitchell) and Stewart (Spanbauer) struggled first thing this morning, and so our goal moving forward is not being complacent.
“On the women’s side our freshmen showed tremendous consistency and we know now what needs to be focused on for the next meet. I’m very excited about the future of both programs.”
The Pack continued its dominance on Saturday in the relay events, as the men and women earned one-two finishes in the 200 medley relay. The women’s team ofElise Haan, Kayla Brumbaum, Krista Duffield and Ky-Lee Perry tabbed a pool record time of 1:38.49 to win its event.
In the 400 freestyle relay the Wolfpack women’s squad of Alexia Zevink, Perry,Natalie Labonge and Courtney Caldwell stopped the clock at 3:19.34 to win the event and set a pool record, while the men’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ relay teams posted the top times in the overall standings.
Zevink’s leadoff split time of 49.97 was enough for a NCAA ‘B’ cut in the 100 free.
Top Individual Performances
The endurance speed group showed its depth on Saturday morning in the 500 freestyle, as Hannah Moore earned her third individual win of the meet after posting a time of 4:41.81. She additionally posted the fastest time in the women’s 400 IM as she stopped the clock at 4:14.37 for a pool record. Both performances bettered the NCAA ‘B’ standard mark.
On the men’s side the Pack swept the 500 free podium as Anton Ipsen tabbed his second win of the weekend with a ‘B’ cut time of 4:23.83, while Adam Linker andJack McIntyre rounded out the top three with times of 4:25.87 and 4:26.29.
NC State’s men additionally claimed the top three spots in the event standings of the 200 backstroke, and earned one-two finishes in the 100 freestyle and 200 breaststroke. The 200 back was highlighted by Hennessey Stuart and Coleman Stewart earning their NCAA ‘B’ cuts with times of 1:44.23 and 1:45.64, while Ryan Held posted a 43.74 in the 100 freestyle to win the event and notch his ‘B’ cut.
Soren Dahl finished off his showing this weekend in his individual events with notching his third NCAA ‘B’ cut of the weekend, touching the wall at 47.74 in the 100 butterfly.
On the women’s side, Perry bettered the NCAA ‘B’ standard time in the 100 free after stopping the clock at 49.18 for a win in her first weekend of collegiate competition, while Brumbaum picked up a win in the 200 breast to sweep the breaststroke events. The senior specialist posted a NCAA ‘B’ mark of 2:12.63.
Zevink and Haan earned valuable points in the women’s 200 back with first and third-place finishes. Zevnik touched the wall at 1:55.73 and Haan notched a mark of 1:58.39, as both performances bettered the NCAA ‘B’ standard mark and Zevink’s stands as a pool record.
James Brady picked up a win in his collegiate debut on the three-meter dive with a score of 619.43, while Madeline Kline was the top finisher on the women’s side again with a mark of 509.48 to finish fourth on the one-meter board.
NC State will return to action when its men host Northwestern Oct. 28 and the women’s team travels to Duke Oct. 29. Competition next Friday is set for a 5 p.m. start inside the Casey Aquatic Center, while the dual meet next Saturday inside the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion is slated for an 11 a.m. start.