N.C. State vs. Clemson

CLEMSON, South Carolina, January 24. THE NC State men's and women's swimming and diving teams split ACC action at Clemson on Saturday, Jan. 24, with the Wolfpack men winning 165-135 and the women falling 173-126.

The Wolfpack men now stand at 5-2 (3-2 ACC) on the year, while the women move to 5-4 (2-4 ACC).

Scott Blackwelder set a new personal record and qualified for the NCAA diving zones with a 333.83 in the 3-meter dive, good for third place overall and third best on the Wolfpack roster this season. Blackwelder's 261.60 for fifth in the 1-meter is also third best on the Pack this year. Austin Hampton's 370.65 in the 3-meter dive was good for second overall, and also marked the second best score ever at the Clemson pool. Hampton later won the 1-meter dive with a 320.40.

All Wolfpack divers, both on the men's and women's units, have now qualified for at least one dive at the NCAA diving zones this season.

Kevin Woodhull-Smith, Dan Forsythe, Taylor Goodwin and Conor Brennan placed second in the 200 medley relay with a 1:33.17, before Andrew Lester ripped off back-to-back wins in the 1000 freestyle (9:52.28) and 200 freestyle (1:40.77). Shortly thereafter Forsythe (57.20), Woodhull-Smith (1:53.07) and Brennan (21.32) combined for three-straight victories in the 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 50 freestyle.

Mason McGee placed second in the 100 freestyle with a 46.70, while Woodhull-Smith finished in the same spot with a 1:52.02 in the 200 backstroke. Forsythe (2:05.68) then won the 200 breaststroke just before Lester (4:40.13) claimed first in the 500 freestyle. Woodhull-Smith won the 200 IM with a 1:51.88 and Brennan, Travis Martinez, Andrew Keenan and McGee ended the day by claiming the top spot in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:24.98.

The Wolfpack women won six total events, with Anna Linkenauger grabbing three on her own. Linkenauger started by collecting the 100 breaststroke with a 1:06.41 before swiping the 500 freestyle with a 5:00.20, the quickest mark on the team this season. She later won the 200 IM with a 2:07.17.

Lucy Lindsey took the top prize in the 100 freestyle with a 52.63, and Patrice Dason grabbed first in the 100 butterfly on a 56.89. Kristin Davies' 297.83 was the top score in the 3-meter dive, while Chelsea Ale's 267.08 was good for third. Davies (266.33) and Ale (254.03) also placed third and fifth in the 1-meter dive.

Erica Smith, Linkenauger, Dason and Ashley Richter's 1:45.70 was good for second in the 200 medley relay, while Smith finished third in the 100 backstroke on a 57.91. Jen Kopenitz (2:05.72 – 200 backstroke) and Jessica Ward (2:22.26 – 200 breaststroke) each had their own second place showings, while Meg Thompson, Dason, Richter and Lindsey took second in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:36.57 time.

NC State will resume action on Tuesday, Feb. 3 when rival North Carolina comes to Casey Natatorium for a 5 p.m. start.

Special thanks to N.C. State for contributing this report.

Comments Off

Author: Archive Team

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here