RALEIGH, North Carolina, October 21. HEAD coach Braden Holloway picked up his first ACC win at NC State as the Wolfpack men's swimming and diving team bested Maryland, 206-94, on Friday. The women lost to the Terrapins by the exact same tally.
The two programs combined to post five all-time top-10 school marks and 17 first-place finishes.
The decision moves the men to 1-1 (1-1 ACC) on the year, while the women fall to 1-2 (0-2 ACC).
"Our teams competed very well today," said associate head coach Todd DeSorbo. "They learned from their races last weekend and came back today with significant improvements.
"This team continues to impress us and has made a statement that they are ready for the challenge in the ACC. After two good weekends of racing, we know where we can improve and we'll be focused moving forward."
The men took first place in all but one event en route to the win, with Brandon Kingston, Jonathan Boffa, Hudson Rains and Wolfpack relays taking first twice each.
Kingston won the 1000 freestyle (9:23.03) and 500 freestyle (4:34.10), while Boffa took the 200 freestyle (1:39.28) and 100 freestyle (44.47). His time in the 100 freestyle marks the seventh-best in school history.
Rains took first on both the 1-meter (310.12) and 3-meter (325.27) dives, while relay squads placed first in both the 200-medley (1:31.27) and 400-freestyle (3:01.25) relays.
Ian Bishop, Michael Camper, Ivan Kopas, Joe Martin, Jake Matysek, Barrett Miesfeld and Matt Thomas each won one event as well.
The women put up four all-time top-10 marks, including two by Hannah Freyman. Her 51.22 in the 100 freestyle is eighth in school history, while her 1:50.74 in the 200 freestyle ranks 10th. Kelsey Liu's 2:17.27 is the fourth-best 200 breaststroke in school history, and Zina Grogg's 57.09 in the 100 backstroke ties the 10th-best Wolfpack mark.
Julianna Prim and Marifrances Henly both grabbed wins, with Prim swiping the 200 freestyle on a 1:49.62, and Henley earning the 500 freestyle with a 4:54.02 time.
Hannah Hopkins placed second on the 1-meter (236.47) and third on the 3-meter (248.47) dives.
"The changes coach Holloway has implemented in this program have positively affected the confidence of our swimmers and divers," said assistant coach Stephen Thompson. "Today was a complete team effort.
"I am proud of the attitude they have developed toward winning, and I am excited about our potential this year."
State swimming and diving will now enjoy some down time before resuming competition at East Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m.
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