Nelson outsplit Walsh by nearly four seconds on her breaststroke leg, which allowed her to beat Walsh by 0.13 seconds in a very tight race.
Claire Curzan was the top qualifier in both the 100 fly and 100 back this morning, but she’ll be challenged by Torri Huske and Katherine Berkoff in each.
This morning’s prelims session will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back.
NC State’s Nyls Korstanje blazed a 44.95 100 fly as the #5/#4 Wolfpack swept the #12/unranked Kentucky Wildcats in their home opener.
Quintin McCarty, one of the fastest freshman sprinters in the NCAA, went 19.44 in the 50 free unsuited and was just 0.09 seconds off of his personal best.
Katharine Berkoff will once again be a driving force for the NC State women as they aim to move up from their fifth-place finish at the 2022 NCAAs.
NC State has three returning fifth year women including Kylee Alons (above). The three women scored a combined 200 individual points at 2022 ACCs.
Rhyan White helped lead the Alabama women to a surprise #1 ranking with 237 NCAA points out of the high school class of 2018.
Despite only swimming in two NCAA meets, Taylor Ruck scored the most points out of our top-20 recruits from the high school class of 2018.
A couple VHSL Class 3 Records fell on the day, perhaps the most notable of which was broken at the hands of Cave Spring HS junior Ava Muzzy.
NC State’s Katharine Berkoff has changed her NCAA event lineup for the second straight year, opting for the 100 free over the 200 back.
The UVA women need a strong showing tonight to hold off NC State in a session that promises to be full of thrilling racing.
With one day of racing to go, the NC State men are in the driver’s seat, while the women are trying to close the gap against UVA.
After a down year, Greg Meehan’s Stanford Cardinal have reloaded and look primed to shoot back up the national rankings in March.
The NC State Wolfpack returns nearly all of its 2021 NCAA scoring team which placed 2nd at both the NCAA and ACC Championships in 2021.