ACC Friday Recap: NC State Sweeps UNC, Louisville Falls to Indiana

NC State's Andreas Vazaios -- Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

In Friday’s ACC swimming and diving action, the North Carolina State Wolfpack traveled a half-hour west to Chapel Hill and picked up a sweep of the North Carolina Tar Heels. NC State’s men dominated, finishing ahead by a score of 186 to 109, while the Wolfpack women won a tight affair, 164 to 136.

For the NC State women, the meet was a bounce-back effort after suffering a loss last week at Virginia.

Hannah Moore swept the 1000 (9:45.80) and 500 free (4:47.52), and three of her teammates picked up two individual wins apiece: Krista Duffield in the 50 free (22.80) and 100 fly (53.75), Elise Haan in the 100 (52.88) and 200 back (1:56.02) and Julia Poole in the 200 breast (2:13.98) and 200 IM (2:00.14).

NC State’s Madeline Kline took first in 3-meter diving (320.85), and Haan, Lexie Lupton, Vasiliki Baka and Duffield closed out the meet with a triumph in the 400 free relay, touching in 3:18.26.

UNC’s women got the meet started with an impressive win in the 200 medley relay. Caroline Baldwin, Caroline Hauder, Emma Cole and Brooke Bauer touched first by more than a second in 1:38.85. Zhada Fields then touched out Lupton to win the 200 free, 1:48.19 to 1:48.22, and Hauder dominated the 100 breast (1:01.06).

Baldwin also had a win in the 100 free, where she touched in 49.05 to easily pace the field, while Bryanna Cameron won the 200 fly (1:58.91) and Maria Lohman topped 1-meter diving (297.60).

The NC State men, meanwhile, did not lose a single swimming event all day. Justin Ress headlined with wins in the 200 free (1:36.61) and 100 free (43.42), while Andreas Vazaios also picked up two first-place finishes, in the 100 back (46.79) and 200 IM (1:45.40).

Ryan Held topped the 50 free in 19.66 and took a close second behind teammate Coleman Stewart in the 100 fly, 47.20 to 47.31. Vazaios, Jacob Molacek, Held and Ress won the 200 medley relay in 1:26.50, while the team of Mark McGlaughlin, Held, Tyler Rice and Jacob Johnson topped the 400 free relay in 2:54.96.

Other NC State individual winners included Anton Ipsen in the 1000 free (8:49.49), Giovanni Izzo in the 100 breast (54.99), James Bretscher in the 200 fly (1:45.29), Hennessey Stuart in the 200 back (1:45.37), Patrick Schwarzenbach in the 200 breast (2:00.59) and Eric Knowles in the 500 free (4:25.47).

The only two wins for the UNC men came in diving: Sean Burston won 1-meter (370.95), and Gregory Duncan took first on 3-meter (408.15).

Full results

Indiana at Louisville

The Hoosiers swept the Cardinals in Louisville, but Mallory Comerford and co. put up a strong fight. Comerford won the 200 free in 1:46.81, and she also picked up the top spot in the 100 free, touching in 49.49. She finished second in the 100 fly (54.07) and joined teammates Lainey Visscher, Arina Openysheva and Casey Fanz to win the 400 free relay in 3:20.64.

Openysheva also won the 50 free in 23.07, and Grace Oglesby won the 200 fly in 1:59.09. Rachael Bradford-Feldman posted an impressive time of 4:13.76 in the 400 IM, but she finished just behind Indiana superstar Lilly King (4:13.69). King also swept the breaststroke events for IU.

Indiana ended up winning the women’s meet 160.5 to 139.5, while the Hoosier men won by a score of 184.5 to 115.5.

Marcelo Acosta won the 1000 (9:05.90) and 500 free (4:25.61) for Louisville, while Nicolas Albiero won the 200 back (1:45.23) and Daniel Sos took first in the 400 IM (3:48.31). Daniel Pinto was first in 1-meter diving (324.68).

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer for Swimming World. A contributor to the magazine and website since 2009, he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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