Press Release courtesy of NC State Athletics
The #6/15 NC State men’s & women’s diving team is set to travel to Charlottesville, Virginia, for an ACC duel with #23/8 Virginia Friday night inside the University of Virginia Aquatic & Fitness Center. Diving begins at 11:00 A.M.while swimming is scheduled to start at 3:00 P.M.
From the Coaches
Head Coach Braden Holloway
“Looking forward to heading up north to race again,” said Holloway. “It will be our first yards meet this semester so it will be nice to see where they are so we can move forward from there. Seeing Coach Todd and Coach Wes again will be fun as we shared so many great memories together and I am very proud of them in their new leadership roles. We will be tweeting if any changes on start time will occur as we are traveling up Friday morning and are not quite sure of the roads on the way there.”
Diving Coach Yahya Radman
“Getting ready to go into this contest we have done many good things in terms of training and adjusting between the Tennessee Invite and this first dual meet,” proclaimed Radman. “Obviously the dual meet doesn’t have the same format as a big championship, but the essence of being able to perform on command is still there and that’s what we’re looking to do at Virginia; to see where our kids are and where they need to be in the next five-to-six weeks.”
Last Time Out for NC State
Select swimmers competed at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas, from Jan. 11-14. NC State concluded the meet with 34 top 10 finishes highlighted by Hannah Moore achieving four podium finishes as she finished second in the 400 and 1500 freestyle while also finishing third in the 400 IM and 800 Freestyle. On the men’s side, Anton Ipsen secured three podium finishes, finishing second in the 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle and 400 IM. He also placed fourth in the 1500 freestyle.
NC State‘s divers most recently took part in the Tennessee Diving Invitational from Jan. 3-5. At the meet James Brady set a new program record on platform as he posted a mark of 376.20 and finished third overall in the event. Stewart Spanbauer earned a score of 292.65 to finish tenth on the one-meter board while Brady finished twelfth on the three-meter board, scoring a 294.20.
Scouting the Cavaliers
Virginia’s men have a 5-3 record overall and are 2-2 in the ACC so far while the Cavalier women are 8-0 overall including a mark of 4-0 in the ACC.
Virginia most recently competed on Jan. 13 against Virginia Tech; the Cavalier men fell 218-133 to the Hokies while the Cavalier women defeated #25 Virginia Tech 189.5-163.5.
Last Time They Met
The then #3 Wolfpack men topped the then #13 Cavalier men 177-109 while the Wolfpack women, overcame the fifth-ranked Cavalier women 153-147.
Top Times in the Country
NC State has had a strong season thus far and this is reflected in its No. 3/14 national ranking. Several Wolfpack swimmers have produced top 10 times in the country:
Women’s 50 freestyle: Ky-lee Perry (ninth, 22.01)
Men’s 50 freestyle: Ryan Held (second, 19.06)
Men’s 100 freestyle: Justin Ress (eighth, 42.40) Ryan Held (tenth, 42.45)
Men’s 500 freestyle: Anton Ipsen (third, 4:13.19)
Women’s 100 freestyle: Hannah Moore (third, 9:37.44), Tamila Holub (eighth, 9:43.00)
Men’s 1000 freestyle: Anton Ipsen (first, 8:49.75), Jack McIntyre (seventh, 9:01.16)
Women’s 1650 freestyle: Hannah Moore (fourth, 15:54.42)
Men’s 1650 freestyle: Anton Ipsen (first, 13:39.05)
Men’s 100 backstroke: Andreas Vazaios (fifth, 45.63)
Men’s 200 backstroke: Hennessey Stuart (sixth, 1:40.32)
Men’s 100 butterfly: Ryan Held (ninth, 45.92)
Men’s 200 butterfly: Andreas Vazaios (fourth, 1:40.77)
Men’s 200 IM: Andreas Vazaios (sixth, 1:42.62)
Women’s 200 freestyle relay: Ky-lee Perry, Krista Duffield, Olivia Calegan, Elise Haan (t-sixth, 1:28.52)
Men’s 200 freestyle relay: Ryan Held, Justin Ress, Jacob Molacek, Giovanni Izzo(second, 1:15.83)
Men’s 400 freestyle relay: Justin Ress, Ryan Held, Jacob Molacek, Andreas Vazaios(second, 2:48.75)
Men’s 800 freestyle relay: Ryan Held, Anton Ipsen, Andreas Vazaios, Justin Ress(fifth, 6:19.60)
Men’s 200 medley relay: Andreas Vazaios, Jacob Molacek, Ryan Held, Justin Ress(second, 1:23.53)
Men’s 400 medley relay: Coleman Stewart, Jacob Molacek, Ryan Held, Justin Ress(sixth, 3:07.04)