Schiellerup Claims Second Title at Denmark Nationals

Freshman Andreas Schiellerup captured his second Danish National title in as many days on Friday at the Denmark National Short Course Meter Championships.

Schiellerup, who won the 50 freestyle title on Thursday, shared the title with Magnus Jakupsson with a time of 24.21 in the 50 backstroke. The time sets a new Danish record in the event. In the preliminaries, Schiellerup finished with the fourth fastest time among 33 swimmers with a time of 25.59.

Soren Dahl, who signed with State earlier this week and will be an incoming freshman in 2014, claimed bronze in the 100 butterfly, tapping the wall in 52.73.

The Denmark National Short Course Meter Championships will continue through Nov. 17.

Schiellerup, a product of Birkerod, Denmark, has enjoyed a strong start to the season for the Wolfpack in backstroke events. His top time in the 100 backstroke is 48.04, which meets the required time standard for an NCAA ‘B’ cut.

The Pack will return to competition Nov. 21-23 at the Nike Cup Invitational in nearby Chapel Hill, N.C.

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of NC State Swimming and Diving.

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22 Danish swimmers have qualified for Euro SC champs in Herning already and we’re only halfway through 🙂 🙂 🙂

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