UNC Men and Women Claim Third Dual Meet Win This Season Against South Carolina

UNC VS South Carolina (DUAL MEET)

  • November 5, 2022
  • Koury Natatorium, Chapel Hill, NC
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results


  1. UNC – 179
  2. South Carolina – 115


  1. UNC – 178
  2. South Carolina – 122

The University of South Carolina traveled up to Chapel Hill to race against North Carolina on Saturday. The UNC men’s and women’s teams came away with their third dual meet win this season, remaining undefeated. The South Carolina women’s record now is 2-3, while the men are 0 5.

Starting on the men’s side, South Carolina had fifth-year Rafael Davila as the team’s sole multi-event winner. Davila comfortably won the 1000 free (9:13.97) but was challenged by UNC freshman Louis Dramm in the 500 free. To take first, Davila went a 4:29.41, and, finishing close behind, Dramm clocked a 4:29.46 with a push on the final 100.

Dramm did get an individual win in the 200 free with a season-best time of 1:37.45, which is also the leading time on the UNC men’s team.

UNC sophomore Dylan Citta won the 100 breast (55.01) and 200 breast (2:02.94), going season-best times in both events.

Junior Boyd Poelke won the 100 fly (47.64) and 200 fly (1:48.70), posting his fastest times this season. Poelke was the only male swimmer under 1:50 in the 200 fly at the dual meet.

The third UNC swimmer on the men’s team to win multiple individual events was fifth-year Tomas Sungaila. The freestyle sprinter won the 50 free (20.29) and 100 free (44.40) and went season-best times like his teammates.

For the 400 medley (sophomore Walker Davis, Citta, Poelke, Sungaila) and 400 free relays (Sungaila, sophomore Nick Radkov, Dramm, freshman Tyler Roberton), the UNC men took first with an improved 400 free relay time (2:57.74) this season.

The UNC women’s team also had three multi-event winners. First, fifth-year Grace Countie dominated in the 100 back (52.41) and 100 free (49.17). She led the 1-2-3 finish in the 100 back by nearly two seconds over sophomore Greer Pattison (54.26), followed by freshman Emma Karam (54.41). Countie was the only female swimmer under 50 seconds in the 100 free at the dual meet.

Up next, sophomore Skyler Smith won the 100 breast (1:01.94) by one and a half seconds in front of South Carolina junior Georgia Johnson (1:03.30). Smith followed up with a win in the 200 breast (2:16.81). The back half of the event turned into a close race when South Carolina junior Laura Goettler began advancing but finished in second with a time of 2:16.97.

Finally, senior Ellie VanNote won by almost a second ahead of South Carolina junior Nicholle Toh (54.76) in the 100 fly, going her season-best time of 53.87. VanNote held her first-place position throughout the 200 fly, but South Carolina junior Melinda Novoszath kept herself at VanNote’s hip. In the end, VanNote claimed victory, swimming a 1:59.15, while Novoszath finished behind in a time of 1:59.71.

South Carolina started the dual meet with a win in the 400 medley relay (junior Tatiana Salcutan, Johnson, Toh, senior Janie Smith), but UNC responded in the 400 free relay. UNC fielded its “A” team with graduate student Sophie Lindner, sophomore Olivia Nel, Countie, and freshman Madeline Smith. Nel (49.58) and Countie (49.69) clocked their splits in under 50 seconds, giving the relay a comfortable lead. South Carolina freshman Dylan Scholes tried to close the gap as the anchor, going the fastest split for women (49.54) but finished second.

Other Event Winners

Diving Winners

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