I have come to love my swimmer body and what it has done for me over these years. I could not be more blessed with all of the opportunities that my body has given me, but six years ago it was very hard for me to see it that way.
Virginia put up dominating performances in the free events at the ACCs, resulting in 3 relay meet records, 2 relay ACC records, and 1 individual meet record.
Today will feature the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 1 meter diving.
Virginia had a monster anchor split from Caitlin Cooper, leading UVA to break the ACC record by over half a second.
Mallory Comerford posted the fastest split in the country this season going 2nd on Louisville’s 800 free relay.
NC State All-American Justin Ress battled closely with teammates Coleman Stewart (1:36.75) and Jacob Molacek (1:36.89) in the 200 free, coming from behind with a 24.66 on the final split to win it in 1:36.61.
Ryan Held posted an NCAA-leading 45.92 100 fly at the Ohio State Invite.
Day 1 of the Ohio State Invitational kicked off Friday morning.
NC State is loaded in the freestyles, with distance specialist Hannah Moore coming off a big summer.
Number three seed Brooke Zeiger of Minnesota and sixth seed Cierra Runge of Wisconsin (pictured) have both scratched the 1650 free for tomorrow, bumping Danielle Valley and Ashley Neidigh into the night swim.
Tonight’s competition includes the finals of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay, and 1-meter diving.
NC State junior Andreas Vazaios closed out the 2017 Janis Dowd Nike Cup on a winning note, clocking a personal best 1:43.46 to win the 200 fly.
The battle between the NC State and Virginia women came down to the very end of the meet on Saturday, as the Wolfpack secured victory by 6 points with their win in the 200 free relay.
Keep up to date with day 1 prelims at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin.
With Alexia Zevnik, Hannah Moore, and Rachel Muller coming off a strong 2016 NCAAs, and Ky-Lee Perry bringing immediate individual scoring potential, NC State should be able to compete for another top 10 finish this season.