NCAA Div. I: North Carolina Sweeps N.C. State

By Dave Lohse

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 2. NORTH CAROLINA'S men's and women's swimming and diving teams closed out their 2000-01 dual meet seasons on Friday afternoon by sweeping NC State at the Willis Casey Aquatics Center.

The #8 Tar Heel women defeated the Wolfpack 149-92 while the #16 Carolina men's team whipped the Wolfpack 175-61, avenging a loss to NC State suffered in Chapel Hill last year.

North Carolina's women won nine of the 11 swimming events with senior co-captain Erika Acuff (Gladwyne, Pa.) the only two-event individual winner. She won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:20.06 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.32.

UNC's men's team won 10 of the 11 swimming events. Junior Chris Helin and freshman Yuri Suguiyama were both two-event winners. Helin won the 400-yard individual medley in 3:56.83 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.47. Suguiyama won the 1650-yard freestyle in 15:32.87 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:35.37. For Helin it was his top time of the season in the 400 IM, besting the 3:57.33 he swam against Minnesota last November.

With the victory the Tar Heel women ended their dual meet season with a record of 8-1 overall and the Tar Heels finished undefeated in the ACC at 5-0. The Carolina men finish their season 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the ACC. NC State's men fell to 3-8 overall and 0-6 in the ACC. The Wolfpack women are 6-7 overall and 0-6 in the ACC.

The win gave the UNC women their first undefeated ACC season since 1998. UNC has now compiled 12 seasons without a loss in the ACC standings since achieving that feat for the first time in the 1982 campaign.

UNC now leads the all-time series with the NC State 36-30 while the Tar Heel women lead the rivalry 24-5.

UNC will defend its Atlantic Coast Conference championship when it competes in the ACC Championships at Charlottesville, Va., February 15-17. The UNC men will compete in the ACC Championships at Charlottes-ville, Va., February 24-26. Carolina's men finished second in the conference last year.

RESULTS
WOMEN'S MEET

NORTH CAROLINA 149
NC STATE 92

200-Yard Medley Relay
1. North Carolina (Christy Watkins, Katie Hathaway, Summer Mack, Jessi Perruquet), 1:45.47
2. NC State (Anna Maria Gazda, Natalie Jones, Dawn DeLuca, Andrea Hastings), 1:46.66
3. NC State (Katie Sheridan, Karen Cone, Mary Mittendorf, Brandi Stergion), 1:50.00
4. North Carolina (Leigh Sanders, Beth Colacurcio, Melissa Fiss, Stefanie Rulis), 1:50.15
5. North Carolina (Heather Stiles, Janna Turner, Gena Bittner, Becky Acker), 1:51.06
6. NC State, 1:53.12

1650-Yard Freestyle
1. Molly Sullivan (UNC), 16:47.62
2. Whitney Smith (UNC), 17:15.96
3. Amanda Kline (UNC), 17:41.78
4. Karen Burbella (NCSU), 18:24.28

200-Yard Freestyle
1. Mary Mittendorf (NCSU), 1:53.39
2. Jennie Gardner (UNC), 1:53.68
3. Katie Scoggins (UNC), 1:54.40
4. Katie Sheridan (NCSU), 1:55.25
5. Molly Freedman (UNC), 1:55.93
6. Kathleen Tonini (NCSU), 1:56.35
7. Karen Cone (NCSU), 1:57.21
8. Courtney Lewis (UNC), 1:58.81

50-Yard Freestyle
1. Christy Watkins (UNC), 24.05
2. Dawn DeLuca (NCSU), 24.62
3. Stefanie Rulis (UNC), 24.81
4. Kim Whitaker (NCSU), 24.88
5. Mandy Horn (NCSU), 24.94
6. Brandi Stergion (NCSU), 25.09
7. Margie Witter (UNC), 25.57

400-Yard Individual Medley
1. Erika Acuff (UNC), 4:20.06
2. Katie Hathaway (UNC), 4:21.21
3. Lauren Silva (UNC), 4:25.00
4. Sue Vogt (NCSU), 4:40.43

Exhibitions:
Kelly Weeks (UNC), 4:28.16
Becky Acker (UNC), 4:30.61
Kristin Lozeau (UNC), 4:37.55
Laura Collier (UNC0, 4:42.50

100-Yard Butterfly
1. Summer Mack (UNC), 56.58
2. Melissa Fiss (UNC), 57.66
3. Dawn DeLuca (NCSU), 57.91
4. Molly Freedman (UNC), 58.05
5. Sarah Kos (NCSU), 1:00.15
6. Natalie Jones (NCSU), 1:00.79
7. Sue Vogt (NCSU), 1:02.24
Exhibitions
Christy Watkins (UNC), 58.21
Shana Bullock (NCSU), 58.23
Anna Maria Gazda (NCSU), 59.70
Beth Bohnsack (NCSU), 1:01.65
Kristina Butler (NCSU), 1:03.16

100-Yard Freestyle
1. Jennie Gardner (UNC), 53.10
2. Karen Cone (NCSU), 53.82
3. Mandy Horn (NCSU), 53.84
4. Katie Scoggins (UNC), 54.23
5. Kim Whitaker (NCSU), 54.96
6. Margie Witter (UNC), 55.25
7. Courtney Lewis (UNC), 55.97
8. Katie Sheridan (NCSU), 56.09.

100-Yard Backstroke
1. Anna Maria Gazda (NCSU), 58.68
2. Heather Stiles (UNC), 58.90
3. Katie Sheridan (NCSU), 59.90
4. Andrea Hastings (NCSU), 1:00.61
5. Gena Bittner (UNC), 1:01.16
6. Mary Mittendorf (NCSU), 1:01.27
7. Laura Collier (UNC), 1:04.71
Exhibitions:
Suzanne Mitchell (NCSU), 1:02.16
Bridgett Bowers (NCSU), 1:02.85
Karen Burbella (NCSU), 1:04.90

500-Yard Freestyle
1. Erika Acuff (UNC), 4:55.32
2. Jessi Perruquet (UNC), 4:57.52
3. Mandy Horn (NCSU), 5:07.05
4. Leigh Sanders (UNC), 5:12.94
5. Emily Fess (NCSU), 5:20.73

100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Katie Hathaway (UNC), 1:03.98
2. Becky Acker (UNC), 1:05.18
3. Janna Turner (UNC), 1:06.58
4. Bridgett Bowers (NCSU), 1:08.60
5. Sue Vogt (NCSU), 1:10.62
6. Emily Fess (NCSU), 1:15.95
Exhibitions
Beth Colacurcio (UNC), 1:06,92
Karen Cone (NCSU), 1:08.18

400-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. North Carolina, 3:31.17
2. North Carolina, 3:35.68
3. NC State (Andrea Hastings, Kim Whitaker, Suzanne Mitchell, Kathleen Tonini), 3:36.18.

MEN'S MEET
NORTH CAROLINA 175
NC STATE 61

200-Yard Medley Relay
1. North Carolina (Kert Johnson, Sean Quinn, Sebastien Moity, Kevin Erndl), 1:31.99
2. North Carolina (Jimmy Owens, Chris Helin, Greg Johnson, Michael Chenier), 1:35.16
NC State (Braden Holloway, Suha Akman, Tim Haley, Greg Solt), DQ.

1650-Yard Freestyle
1. Yuri Suguiyama (UNC), 15:32.87
2. Stephen Mohr (UNC), 15:34.37
3. Mark Eberlie (NCSU), 15:44.59
4. Judd Glasco (UNC), 15:52.31
5. Steve Matthews (NCSU), 15:58.20
6. Andrew Biedrzycki (UNC), 16:22.91

200-Yard Freestyle
1. Brad Kline (UNC), 1:41.57
2. Tim Haley (NCSU), 1:42.18
3. Justin Rossi (UNC), 1:42.25
4. Justin Donato (UNC), 1:44.04
5. Dan Kesler (NCSU), 1:47.35
6. Scott Rushfeldt (NCSU), 1:56.42
Exhibition
Sean Quinn (UNC), 1:44.14

50-Yard Freestyle
1. Greg Solt (NCSU), 20.71
2. Braden Holloway (NCSU), 21.18
3. Randy Tyner (NCSU), 21.60
4. Ian Thomas (UNC), 21.64
5. Dan Vick (UNC), 21.87
6. Ben Davidson (UNC), 21.92
Exhibitions
Chris Swank (NCSU), 21.73
Steve Craig (NCSU), 21.97
Jorge Gutierrez (NCSU), 22.09
Dan Pietrzak (NCSU), 22.69
Nathan George (NCSU), 22.81

400-Yard Individual Medley
1. Chris Helin (UNC), 3:56.83
2. Dave Slawinski (UNC), 4:02.00
3. Casey Coble (UNC), 4:05.00
4. Richard Culberson (NCSU), 4:05.82
5. Suha Akman (NCSU), 4:12.18
6. Christian Rojas (NCSU), 4:17.01
Exhibition
Mark Seidman (UNC), 4:06.40

100-Yard Butterfly
1. Sebastien Moity (UNC), 49.95
2. Ben Davidson (UNC), 52.02
3. Greg Solt (NCSU), 52.94
4. Ian Thomas (UNC), 54.69
5. Chris Swank (NCSU), 55.91
6. Scott Rushfeldt (NCSU), 58.80

100-Yard Freestyle
1. Michael Chenier (UNC), 46.43
2. Justin Donato (UNC), 47.22
3. Dan Vick (UNC), 47.61
4. Steve Matthews (NCSU), 48.86
5. Chris Swank (NCSU), 49.37
6. Mark Eberlie (NCSU), 51.04
7. Dan Pietrzak (NCSU), 52.72

100-Yard Backstroke
1. Kert Johnson (UNC), 51.03
2. Tim Haley (NCSU), 53.06
3. Jimmy Owens (UNC), 53.42
4. Richard Culberson (NCSU), 54.05
5. Judd Glasco (UNC), 54.21
6. Mark Seidman (UNC), 54.31
7. Steve Craig (NCSU), 56.10

500-Yard Freestyle
1. Yuri Suguiyama (UNC), 4:35.37
2. Brad Kline (UNC), 4:35.72
3. Stephen Mohr (UNC), 4:38.45
4. Randy Tyner (NCSU), 4:39.41
5. Dan Kesler (NCSU), 4:46.12
6. Jorge Gutierrez (NCSU), 4:49.68
7. Christian Rojas (NCSU), 4:58.58
Exhibitions
Greg Johnson (UNC), 4:43.49

100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Chris Helin (UNC), 56.47
2. Braden Holloway (NCSU), 57.02
3. Sean Quinn (UNC), 57.10
4. Dave Meschke (UNC), 59.06
5. Suha Akman (NCSU), 59.38
6. Nathan George (NCSU), 1:05.70
Exhibition:
Kevin Erndl (UNC), 59.12

400-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. North Carolina, 3:08.17
2. North Carolina, 3:10.03
3. NC State (Chris Swank, Randy Tyner, Jorge Gutierrez, Richard Culberson), 3:11.38
4. NC State, 3:18.41.

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