Beata Nelson Rattles 50-Second Barrier With 50.0 100 Back at NC State Invite

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Beata Nelson posted the nation's fastest 100 back on Friday. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Wisconsin senior Beata Nelson won the 100 back on Friday night at the 2019 NC State Invitational in Greensboro with a 50.05 as she currently leads the nation in that event. Nelson is the defending NCAA champion in the 100 back and also holds the American record. She showed why she will still be tough to beat this season as she was able to take down rising star in freshman Katharine Berkoff of NC State (51.97) by nearly two seconds.

Nelson also swam the 100 fly this morning but scratched to focus on the backstroke. Duke’s Alyssa Marsh won in her absence at 51.25 ahead of Kylee Alons (52.27) and Duke’s Kylie Jordan (52.28).

The Badgers also had a win from MJ Mao in the 100 breast at 52.71.

The NC State Wolfpack continued their strong meet in their home invite with wins from Emma Muzzy in the 400 IM (4:07.71) and Sophie Hansson in the 100 breast (58.90) and their women’s 200 medley relay and men’s 800 free relay.

Arizona State probably had the best night as they got individual wins from Ben Olszewski in the 400 IM (3:49.47), Cody Bybee in thee 100 fly (45.99), Cierra Runge and Jack Dolan in the 200 free (1:44.57, 1:34.65), and Zachary Poti in the 100 back (46.40).

Women’s 200 Medley Relay

  1. NC State, 1:35.92
  2. Duke, 1:36.66
  3. Wisconsin, 1:38.92

Men’s 200 Medley Relay

  1. Arizona State, 1:24.66
  2. NC State, 1:24.85
  3. Auburn, 1:26.75

Women’s 400 IM

  1. Emma Muzzy, NC State, 4:07.71
  2. Makayla Sargent, NC State, 4:08.57
  3. Connie Dean, Duke, 4:11.97

Men’s 400 IM

  1. Ben Olszewski, Arizona State, 3:49.47
  2. Michael Milinovich, Wisconsin, 3:50.93
  3. Ross Dant, NC State, 3:51.05

Women’s 100 Fly

  1. Alyssa Marsh, Duke, 51.25
  2. Kylee Alons, NC State, 52.27
  3. Kylie Jordan, Duke, 52.28

Men’s 100 Fly

  1. Cody Bybee, Arizona State, 45.99
  2. Nyls Korstanje, NC State, 46.08
  3. Coleman Stewart, NC State, 46.40

Women’s 200 Free

  1. Cierra Runge, Arizona State, 1:44.57
  2. Julia Poole, NC State, 1:45.04
  3. Claire Fisch, Auburn, 1:45.16

Men’s 200 Free

  1. Jack Dolan, Arizona State, 1:34.65
  2. Eric Knowles, NC State, 1:35.74
  3. Carter Swift, Arizona State, 1:36.01

Women’s 100 Breast

  1. Sophie Hansson, NC State, 58.90
  2. Silja Kansakoski, Arizona State, 59.66
  3. Olivia Calegan, NC State, 1:00.20

Men’s 100 Breast

  1. MJ Mao, Wisconsin, 52.71
  2. Spencer Rowe, Auburn, 54.07
  3. Rafal Kusto, NC State, 54.11

Women’s 100 Back

  1. Beata Nelson, Wisconsin, 50.05A
  2. Katharine Berkoff, NC State, 51.97
  3. Alyssa Marsh, Duke, 52.65

Men’s 100 Back

  1. Zachary Poti, Arizona State, 46.40
  2. Cameron Tysoe, Wisconsin, 47.02
  3. Noah Hensley,  NC State, 47.21

Women’s 800 Free Relay

  1. Arizona State, 7:01.31
  2. NC State, 7:01.74
  3. Wisconsin, 7:09.81

Men’s 800 Free Relay

  1. NC State, 6:19.32
  2. Arizona State, 6:19.69
  3. Wisconsin, 6:28.45

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