Ryan Held Drops 19.4 50 Free On Day 1 of NC State Dual With Wisconsin


  • Results
  • Hosted by NC State University
  • Friday, October 21st-Saturday, October 22nd
  • 25 yards
  • Dual meet format


  • NC State- 136
  • Wisconsin- 50

The dual meet between NC State and Wisconsin is underway, with the Wolfpack men and women leading the Badgers through day 1.

On the men’s side, Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held won his only individual event of the day, tearing through the water in the 50 free. Held was the only man under 20 seconds today, clocking a 19.46 victory for the Wolfpack ahead of Wisconsin’s Cannon Clifton (20.26).

NC State All-Americans Soeren Dahl, Justin Ress, and Andreas Schiellerup each won races to help the Wolfpack men sweep the individual events for the day.

Dahl was the only multiple event winner on the men’s side today, doubling up in the middle distance races. First, he lead the way for the Wolfpack in the 200 IM, posting a 1:47.06 to outswim Ress (1:48.92). Dahl then took on Wisconsin’s Brett Pinfold (1:40.01) in the 200 free, winning the race by over 2 seconds with his 1:37.78.

Ress followed up his 2nd place finish in the 200 IM with a win in the 200 fly, taking the race in 1:48.05. Behind him, Wisconsin’s Harrison Tran also broke the 1:50-barrier to grab 2nd in 1:49.74.

Backstroke studs Andreas Schiellerup and Hennessey Stuart were neck-and-neck from start to finish in the 100 backstroke. Schiellerup was slightly faster on the 2nd 50, edging out Stuart with his 47.92 to Stuart’s 48.13.


  • NC State- 102.5
  • Wisconsin- 83.5

NC State distance standout Hannah Moore put on a dominant performance in the 1650 free, winning the race by 30 seconds with her 16:00.23. Behind her, Wisconsin’s Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge came in at 16:30.52 for 2nd place before going on to win the 200 free for the Badgers in 1:48.24.

Moore returned to the pool for the 200 fly, where she picked up her 2nd win of the day. Despite a late charge from Wisconsin’s Grace Wold and Dana Grindall, Moore held on for the win in 2:01.09.

Sophomore transfer Elise Haan impressed for the Wolfpack women in the 100 back. Haan out-touched All-American teammate Alexia Zevnik by just a hundredth, taking the win in 53.53 to Zevnik’s 53.54. Zevnik was also an event winner earlier in the session with her 2:00.27 in the 200 IM.

Wisconsin senior Chase Kinney pulled in a win for the Badgers in the 50 free. Kinney posted the only sub-23 time of the field to win the race in 22.82. A couple tenths behind her was NC State freshman Ky-Lee Perry in 23.01.

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19.46 meh


Ipsen threw down 14:57 in the mile… Gary Taylor is doing his magic in Raleigh!


Was going to say, no mention about that sub 15 time here. Darn good for this time of year or anytime for that matter.


Mama there goes that baaaaadddddd man Ryan Held

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