The North Carolina State men came from behind to steal the Nike Cup title from the host UNC Tar Heels Saturday night, led by a dominating 400 free relay win. (Archive Photo from 2014 ACC Championships).
With just one session to go in the 2014 Nike Cup Invite, the Tennessee women are once again in great shape for the team title, while NC State looks to make a run at the men’s leader UNC.
Faith Johnson was a key to UT’s early success in the 2014 Nike Cup
Leah Smith (pictured) won back-to-back races to open things up for the Virginia women, while Simonas Bilis went 4-for-4 for NC State’s men.
North Carolina State’s Simonas Bilis earned his second-straight ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Week honor, while Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell (pictured) claimed the women’s award.
Simonas Bilis is unbeaten so far this season and grabbed control of the NCAA lead in the 200 free this past weekend.
NC State’s Simonas Bilis contributed three individual event wins to the Wolfpack sweep of Georgia Tech and Florida State.
ACC weekly honors go to Louisville’s Kylliainen, NC State’s Bilis, UNC’s Nyquist with second-straight diving honor
NC State’s Simonas Bilis, the kingpin of the team’s big win over Georgia last weekend, has been named ACC Male Swimmer of the Week for his efforts. Louisville’s Tanja Kylliainen earns the female honor after winning twice at the ultra-competitive SMU Classic.
Simonas Bilis (pictured) won three times, and his teammate Christian McCurdy broke a pool record to beat Georgia star Chase Kalisz in the 200 fly.
North Carolina State wrapped up team wins at the 3rd annual All-NC Invite, dominating the final two sessions on Saturday.
NC State won 9 of the 10 swimming events at the meet’s opening session and swept the diving boards to jump to an early team points lead on both sides.
Auburn looks to defend its top seed and its reputation as a sprinter’s destination school in the 200 free relay, which kicks off men’s NCAAs tomorrow.
Michigan broke the NCAA record in this event at Big Tens, and while a second record-breaking swim is unlikely, the Wolverines hope this event can power them to a repeat NCAA team title.
David Williams and the NC State Wolfpack are one of the best stories from the 2013-14 NCAA seasons.
Nine members of the No 18 NC State men’s swimming & diving team, as well as four alternates, have been selected…