2022-23 NC State Swimming & Diving

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The 2022-23 competition slate for the NC State men's and women's swimming and diving teams was released on Tuesday by head coach Braden Holloway. The Pack is set to host three home meets at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center, and NC State will host a handful of squads for a mid-season prelims/finals invitational at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in November.



2022-23 Schedule Overview
Oct. 14 & 15 Tennessee (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Oct. 21 Kentucky (Raleigh, N.C.)
Nov. 17-19 NC State Invitational (Greensboro, N.C.)
Nov. 30 - Dec. 3 Toyota U.S. Open (Greensboro, N.C.)
Dec. 13-18 FINA World Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
Jan. 2-5 Georgia Diving Invitational (Athens, Ga.)
Jan. 11-14 TYR Pro Swim Series (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Jan. 14 Duke (Durham, N.C.)
Jan. 20 UNC/Virginia (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Jan. 21 UNC/Virginia (Raleigh, N.C.)
Jan. 27 & 28 Texas (Austin, Texas)
Jan. 28 UNCW (Raleigh, N.C.)
Feb. 14-18 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships (Greensboro, N.C.)
Feb. 24 & 25 UNC Last Chance Meet (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
March 5-8 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)
March 15-18 Women's NCAA Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)
March 22-25 Men's NCAA Championships (Minneapolis, Minn.)


NC State's regular season starts on the road with a dual meet at the University of Tennessee Oct. 14-15. The Pack returns to Raleigh for the first home dual of the season the following weekend with the Kentucky Wildcats making the trek to the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center.

The Wolfpack will host the NC State Invitational at the Greensboro Aquatic Center from Nov. 17-19, with invited teams including UNC, Duke, Army, Arizona State, Penn State and Stanford. The meet will be run in a championship-style format, with morning preliminary sessions and evening finals.

Select members of the Pack will compete at the Toyota U.S. Open in Greensboro, with others heading to Melbourne, Australia for the FINA World Championships in December.

NC State is set to kick off the 2023 calendar year with its divers competing at the Georgia Diving Invitational from Jan. 2-5 in Athens, Ga., while several members of the squad will make their way to Knoxville for the TYR Pro Swim Series Jan. 11-14.

The Pack will face both of its fellow Triangle programs in back-to-back weekend competition with a trip to Duke on Jan. 14th, and a tri-meet at UNC on Jan. 20th with both the Tar Heels and the Virginia Cavaliers. UNC and UVA will head to Raleigh the next morning (Jan. 21) for another day of competition with NC State.

The Wolfpack will then close out the regular season with both a visit to Austin, Texas to take on the Longhorns Jan. 27-28 and a final day of home action with the UNCW Seahawks on Saturday, Jan. 28th.

The Pack's postseason will begin with the 2023 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships event, which will be held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Following the success of last year's combined meet, the women and men will compete during the same span of days from Feb. 14-18.

The NCAA Zone B Diving Championships will be hosted by Tennessee and will run March 5-8, and the Pack's season will conclude with the 2023 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The women's championship meet will be held in Knoxville from March 15-18, with the men in action the following week from March 22-25 at the University of Minnesota.

https://gopack.com/news/2022/9/20/nc-state-swimming-diving-announces-2022-23-schedule.aspx
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Anyone know why we haven't developed a relationship with Triangle Aquatics Center down in Cary, such that we don't have to host our own invitational in Greensboro? Is TAC not adequate to host a multiple team event? (I have no idea...never been in it) Or is it that we've signed some kind of multiple year deal with GAC?
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89_Grad said:

Anyone know why we haven't developed a relationship with Triangle Aquatics Center down in Cary, such that we don't have to host our own invitational in Greensboro? Is TAC not adequate to host a multiple team event? (I have no idea...never been in it) Or is it that we've signed some kind of multiple year deal with GAC?


found this
Since its grand opening in 2011, the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) has emerged as one of the top aquatic facilities in the nation. A state-of-the-art facility featuring cutting edge concepts in aquatic design, the GAC brings together all major aquatic sports competitive swimming and diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports all in one venue.

The GAC's versatility offers Greensboro the opportunity to host high school and collegiate events, USA Swimming meets, U.S. Masters Swimming and U.S. Water Polo events as well as myriad local, regional, national and international competitions. The GAC's impressive national swim meet resume includes numerous NCAA, ACC, YMCA and USA Diving competitions. According to the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, the estimated economic impact of GAC events exceeds $150 million.

https://www.greensborocoliseum.com/venues/detail/greensboro-aquatic-center#:~:text=1921%20West%20Gate%20City%20Boulevard,aquatic%20facilities%20in%20the%20nation.

TAC
Frank does not anticipate using the new pool to host meets, as it was built for training and programming, but that it will be used as warmup/cooldown space for some large meets in the spring, summer, and fall.

The facility, operated as a not-for-profit, opened in 2002. The new outdoor pool is a fourth tank in the facility, joining the indoor 50-meter competition pool, a 25-yard/10-lane program pool, and a walk-in instructional pool.
https://swimswam.com/triangle-aquatic-center-will-open-a-new-50-meter-pool-on-monday/

The main indoor pool includes spectator seating for up to 1000 people off-deck, with room for an additional 800 swimmers, coaches, and staff on deck.
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Wolfer79 said:

89_Grad said:

Anyone know why we haven't developed a relationship with Triangle Aquatics Center down in Cary, such that we don't have to host our own invitational in Greensboro? Is TAC not adequate to host a multiple team event? (I have no idea...never been in it) Or is it that we've signed some kind of multiple year deal with GAC?


found this
Since its grand opening in 2011, the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) has emerged as one of the top aquatic facilities in the nation. A state-of-the-art facility featuring cutting edge concepts in aquatic design, the GAC brings together all major aquatic sports competitive swimming and diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports all in one venue.

The GAC's versatility offers Greensboro the opportunity to host high school and collegiate events, USA Swimming meets, U.S. Masters Swimming and U.S. Water Polo events as well as myriad local, regional, national and international competitions. The GAC's impressive national swim meet resume includes numerous NCAA, ACC, YMCA and USA Diving competitions. According to the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, the estimated economic impact of GAC events exceeds $150 million.

https://www.greensborocoliseum.com/venues/detail/greensboro-aquatic-center#:~:text=1921%20West%20Gate%20City%20Boulevard,aquatic%20facilities%20in%20the%20nation.

TAC
Frank does not anticipate using the new pool to host meets, as it was built for training and programming, but that it will be used as warmup/cooldown space for some large meets in the spring, summer, and fall.

The facility, operated as a not-for-profit, opened in 2002. The new outdoor pool is a fourth tank in the facility, joining the indoor 50-meter competition pool, a 25-yard/10-lane program pool, and a walk-in instructional pool.
https://swimswam.com/triangle-aquatic-center-will-open-a-new-50-meter-pool-on-monday/

The main indoor pool includes spectator seating for up to 1000 people off-deck, with room for an additional 800 swimmers, coaches, and staff on deck.

so, isn't TAC sufficient to host multi-team meets? Sounds that way to me. That certrainly was the pitch when they went to County Commission to get hotel/restaurant tax money...I'm guessing maybe we are being careful not to burn birdges with GAC.
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Can anyone tell me how Claire Curzan, one of the best swimmers in the world and a Raleigh native, slipped through NC State's grasp and now swims for Stanford?
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Wolfer79
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DanielWilsonIPS said:

Can anyone tell me how Claire Curzan, one of the best swimmers in the world and a Raleigh native, slipped through NC State's grasp and now swims for Stanford?


12 team national championships, last 2017, 2018, 2019
3rd in 2022, NC State 5th
8 Olympians in 2020
6 Olympians in 2016

Katie Ledecky swam there, the David Thompson now of women's swimming
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89_Grad said:

Wolfer79 said:

89_Grad said:

Anyone know why we haven't developed a relationship with Triangle Aquatics Center down in Cary, such that we don't have to host our own invitational in Greensboro? Is TAC not adequate to host a multiple team event? (I have no idea...never been in it) Or is it that we've signed some kind of multiple year deal with GAC?


found this
Since its grand opening in 2011, the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) has emerged as one of the top aquatic facilities in the nation. A state-of-the-art facility featuring cutting edge concepts in aquatic design, the GAC brings together all major aquatic sports competitive swimming and diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports all in one venue.

The GAC's versatility offers Greensboro the opportunity to host high school and collegiate events, USA Swimming meets, U.S. Masters Swimming and U.S. Water Polo events as well as myriad local, regional, national and international competitions. The GAC's impressive national swim meet resume includes numerous NCAA, ACC, YMCA and USA Diving competitions. According to the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, the estimated economic impact of GAC events exceeds $150 million.

https://www.greensborocoliseum.com/venues/detail/greensboro-aquatic-center#:~:text=1921%20West%20Gate%20City%20Boulevard,aquatic%20facilities%20in%20the%20nation.

TAC
Frank does not anticipate using the new pool to host meets, as it was built for training and programming, but that it will be used as warmup/cooldown space for some large meets in the spring, summer, and fall.

The facility, operated as a not-for-profit, opened in 2002. The new outdoor pool is a fourth tank in the facility, joining the indoor 50-meter competition pool, a 25-yard/10-lane program pool, and a walk-in instructional pool.
https://swimswam.com/triangle-aquatic-center-will-open-a-new-50-meter-pool-on-monday/

The main indoor pool includes spectator seating for up to 1000 people off-deck, with room for an additional 800 swimmers, coaches, and staff on deck.

so, isn't TAC sufficient to host multi-team meets? Sounds that way to me. That certrainly was the pitch when they went to County Commission to get hotel/restaurant tax money...I'm guessing maybe we are being careful not to burn birdges with GAC.


that was the way I read it, TAC is more training than event hosting
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I've been to meets at both facilities. The TAC facility is a nice place. The GAC is a world class facility. I'm trying to think of a good analogy without insulting TAC because it's nice. But I'd say a good comp is that TAC is Doak field and GAC is new Durham Bulls park or maybe even an Major league baseball level park. Doak is great for what it is but it's not on a professional level. GAC also frequently hosts the ACC championship so I'm sure that we like an opportunity to swim in that pool during the season to get familiar with it for championship season.

If you really think about it, the amount of seating at TAC is about the same as our home pool, it's just configured for a long course (50 meter) pool with seating on one side and our home pool is configured for short course (25 yards) with seating on 3 sides. The GAC is also configured for long course (50 meters) with seating on one side but still offers significantly more seating because there are many more rows of seats.

(Edit: Decided to look it up. TAC and Casey aquatic center seats about 1,000 fans. GAC seats 2,500)
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DanielWilsonIPS said:

Can anyone tell me how Claire Curzan, one of the best swimmers in the world and a Raleigh native, slipped through NC State's grasp and now swims for Stanford?


Dad's an orthopod, and the parents pushed the big name school
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89_Grad said:

Anyone know why we haven't developed a relationship with Triangle Aquatics Center down in Cary, such that we don't have to host our own invitational in Greensboro? Is TAC not adequate to host a multiple team event? (I have no idea...never been in it) Or is it that we've signed some kind of multiple year deal with GAC?


It's swimming and diving, and TAC has no diving.

TAC is ultimately too small for these meets, though they just added a pool.

GAC is nicer when you're bringing in national programs

GAC is public, so they can kick out the teams that train there for 4 day events. TAC is private, so where are they going to put their teams to train for 4 days to host these events?

Best I can do to answer the question...
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The NC State men's and women's swimming and diving teams begin the 2022-2023 regular season on the road this weekend with a dual meet against the Tennessee Volunteers. The squads are set to kick off competition at 5 p.m. Friday at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville and will face off again Saturday morning (9 a.m.) for an exhibition session.


MEET INFO

Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Friday, Oct. 14 (5 p.m.), Saturday, Oct. 15 (9 a.m.)

Location: Knoxville, Tenn.
Site: Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatics Center
Live Results: Meet Mobile
TV: SEC Network Plus (Friday only)

BACK WITH THE PACK

Overall, 19 members of the Pack with All-American status in at least one individual or relay event are back in Raleigh - 7 women and 12 men.
Both reigning National Champions of the 100-yard backstroke return to the squad this year. Katharine Berkoff's 48.74 performance at the 2022 NCAA Championships marked as an American, NCAA, Conference, and Program record-breaking swim and stands as her fourth National Championship title. Kacper Stokowski went 44.04 just a week later at the men's meet to edge out a tight field and secure the first national title of his career.
The Pack men bring back all but two of last year's scorers from the 2022 ACC Championships, where the squad brought home the team championship title. That group includes both individual and relay conference titles from David Curtiss (50 free), Ross Dant (500 free), Noah Henderson (400 free relay), Sam Hoover (800 free relay, 400 medley relay), Nyls Korstanje (400 medley relay), Luke Miller (200 free, 800 free relay, 400 free relay), Bartosz Piszczorowicz (400 free relay), Kacper Stokowski (100 back, 400 medley relay), and Hunter Tapp (800 free relay, 400 free relay).
The Wolfpack women return 13 of the squad's 17 individual and relay scorers at the 2022 ACC Championships, where the team finished 2nd. Eight individual and relay scorers from last year's fifth-place NCAA Championship team remain in Raleigh and look to build upon the squad's momentum with this year's freshmen class.

WOLFPACK WELCOME

Ahead of the 2022-23 season, SwimSwam released its rankings for the 2022 signing class (the current freshmen). NC State's men checked in with a No. 2 ranking, with the Wolfpack women ranked third.


SCOUTING TENNESSEE

The Vols started off the season with a pair of wins at UNC Wilmington earlier in the month. In that meet, Tennessee won all but 6 events contested between the men and women.

Last season, Tennessee made the trek to Raleigh for a regular season dual, where the Wolfpack swept the meet with wins over both the men and women. The Lady Vols finished 10th at the 2022 NCAA Championships, with the men finishing 18th.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE
400 medley relay
1000 freestyle
50 freestyle
200 IM
1-meter diving (women)
200 butterfly
100 freestyle
200 backstroke
3-meter diving (men)
200 breaststroke
200 freestyle relay

SATURDAY SCHEDULE
200 medley relay
200 freestyle
400 IM
1-meter diving (men)
100 butterfly
100 backstroke
500 freestyle
3-meter diving (women)
100 breaststroke
400 freestyle relay

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https://gopack.com/news/2022/10/13/swimming-wolfpack-to-begin-2022-23-regular-season-at-tennessee-friday.aspx
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The NC State Wolfpack kicked off the 2022-23 regular season by leading the dual meet with the Tennessee Volunteers heading into the second session of competition beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
The Wolfpack women lead Tennessee 106.5 - 79.5, with the men also being on top of the Vols 114 - 72. The first half of the dual meet competition was highlighted by a 1-2-3-4 sweep in the men's 1,000-yard freestyle, and several other stacked top-finishing heats for both the men and women.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
400 medley relay
Women:
1. Emma Muzzy, Heather Maccausland, Sarah Watson, and Annabel Crush (3:37.56)
4. Maddy Flickinger, Aubree Brouwer, Lauren Malinowski, Tamryn van Selm (3:43.54)
Men:
1. Kacper Stokowski, Giovanni Izzo, Nyls Korstanje, Luke Miller (3:08.50)
3. Quintin McCarty, Mason Hunter, Aiden Hayes, Bartosz Piszczorowicz (3:12.33)
5. Ryan Weaver, Conall Monahan, Stephen Conrad, Drew Salls (3:17.40)
1000 freestyle
Women:
2. Brooke Travis (9:51.50)
3. Yara Hierath (10:00.95)
4. Emma Hastings (10:04.06)
Men:
1. Will Gallant (9:00.98)
2. Ross Dant (9:04.85)
3. Lance Norris (9:09.91)
4. James Plage (9:13.54)
50 freestyle
Women:
2. Kylee Alons (22.68)
3. Heather Maccausland (23.29)
4. Meghan Donald (23.52)
6. Sarah Watson (23.57)
Men:
2. Quintin McCarty (19.44)
3. David Curtiss (19.45)
4. Nyls Korstanje (19.58)
7. Drew Salls (20.49)
200 IM
Women:
1. Kennedy Noble (1:59.01)
3. Grace Sheble (2:01.09)
5. Katherine Helms (2:02.29)
7. Andrea Podmanikova (2:04.50)
Men:
1. Michael Cotter (1:47.43)
2. Arsenio Bustos (1:48.88)
3. Giovanni Izzo (1:49.29)
6. Kyle Ponsler (1:50.29)
3-meter diving (women)
4. Ashton Zuburg (293.70)
5. Helene Synnott (2:85.98)
7. Ren Watt (244.65)
200 butterfly
Women:
1. Abby Arens (1:56.87)
2. Grace Sheble (1:58.97)
4. Caroline Sheble (2:01.50)
6. Grace Monahan (2:02.75)
Men:
1. Noah Bowers (1:45.67)
2. Aiden Hayes (1:47.34)
6. Stephen Conrad (1:49.52)
100 freestyle
Women:
1. Katharine Berkoff (49.35)
2. Abbey Webb (49.74)
5. Annabel Crush (50.62)
6. Tamryn van Selm (51.83)
Men:
2. Luke Miller (43.64)
3. Sam Hoover (43.97)
4. Michael Cotter (44.34)
6. Bartosz Piszczorowicz (44.40)
200 backstroke
Women:
1. Emma Muzzy (1:55.46)
4. Kennedy Noble (1:56.04)
6. Meghan Donald (2:00.38)
7. Maddy Flickinger (2:00.42)
Men:
1. Kacper Stokowski (1:44.53)
2. JT Ewing (1:44.87)
4. Zach Cram (1:46.18)
6. Kyle Ponsler (1:47.87)
3-meter diving (men)
2. Bayne Bennett (343.43)
6. Renato Calderaro (300.53)
7. Spencer Bloom (280.50)
200 breaststroke
Women:
1. Andrea Podmanikova (2:10.93)
3. Heather Maccausland (2:12.46)
4. Aubree Brouwer (2:15.52)
5. Kaylee Hamblin (2:15.76)
Men:
3. Conall Monahan (2:00.15)
4. Collin McKenzie (2:00.89)
7. Arsenio Bustos (2:02.77)
8. Mason Hunter (2:05.09)
200 freestyle relay
Women:
1. Katharine Berkoff, Kylee Alons, Abbey Webb, Abby Arens (1:30.14)
2. Meghan Donald, Sarah Watson, Annabel Crush, Katherine Helms (1:32.41)
4. Maddy Flickinger, Kennedy Noble, Lauren Malinowski, Tamryn van Selm 1:34.86)
Men:
1. Quintin McCarty, David Curtiss, Nyls Korstanje, Sam Hoover (1:17.54)
3. Noah Bowers, Giovanni Izzo, Luke Miller, Kacper Stokowski (1:19.46)
5. Ryan Weaver, Bartosz Piszczorowicz, Michael Cotter, Aiden Hayes (1:21.46)
6. Drew Salls, JT Ewing, Zach Cram, Stephen Conrad (1:23.00)
UP NEXT:
The matchup between the Wolfpack and Volunteers resumes Saturday morning, with a lineup of events to finish out the weekend, set to begin at 9 a.m. Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatics Center. The NC State Wolfpack then returns home next Friday to face the Kentucky Wildcats at 5 p.m. in Raleigh.

https://gopack.com/news/2022/10/14/swimming-wolfpack-men-and-women-lead-scoring-friday-in-dual-at-tennessee.aspx
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NC State's swim and dive team kicked off the 2022-23 season at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Wolfpack beat the Volunteers handily, posting 207.5-140.5 on the women's side and 198-155 on the men's side. Both the women's and men's teams, ranked No. 5 and 4 by Swimswam, respectively, have some heavy expectations to meet heading into the regular season.

Who said early-season meets couldn't be exciting? In the second event of Friday evening, the men's 400-meter medley relay squad garnered 11 points for the Wolfpack, winning the event by a nail-biting 0.01. Graduate Giovanni Izzo, seniors Kacper Stokowski and Nyls Korstanje, and junior Luke Miller posted 3:08.50 in response to Tennessee's 3:08.51 to pick up NC State's first win of the meet.

Furthermore, the men's 1000-yard freestyle wasn't even a competition. Junior Will Gallant, senior Ross Dant and freshman Lance Norris went 1-2-3, picking up 16 more points for the men's squad. Norris, a newcomer from Rocky Mount, NC, was a mere 11 seconds off of his personal best.

Norris' club swim buddy, freshman Michael Cotter, also had an outstanding college swimming debut. Cotter broke the meet record in the men's 200-yard individual medley Friday evening, posting 1:47.43 to finish well over a second ahead of sophomore Arsenio Bustos.

In the women's 200-yard butterfly, junior Abby Arens and sophomore Grace Sheble garnered a 1-2 finish to put up 13 points for the women's squad. Furthermore, graduate Andrea Podmanikova shattered the competition by 1.4 seconds to win the 200-yard breaststroke. Podmanikova is expected to fill the shoes of NC State alum and Olympian Sophie Hansson, a four-time NCAA champion who led the women's breaststroke squad for years.

Junior Abbey Webb and Cotter both won their respective 200-yard freestyle events on Saturday morning, picking up another 18 points for the Wolfpack. Webb beat second-place finisher, Tennessee's Brooklyn Douthwright, by over two seconds, and Cotter proved his dominance in a field of more experienced collegiate swimmers.

In the deep end, senior Helene Synnott and sophomore Ashton Zuburg went 1-2 in the one-meter diving event. Synnott and Zuburg, who both competed in the one-meter and three-meter events at NCAA Zone B Championships earlier this year, are slated to lead their team of talented divers ahead of a tough schedule this season.

Another talented freshman, Kennedy Noble, might prove to be senior Katharine Berkoff's perfect partner for both backstroke events this season. Noble, Swimswam's No. 9 recruit for the class of 2026, finished less than a second behind NCAA champion Berkoff to pick up the second podium finish of her collegiate career after her win in the 200-yard individual medley on Friday evening.

Freshman Quintin McCarty is shaping up to be a real promising addition to NC State's backstroke squad, too. The Colorado Springs native posted 47.23 in the 100-yard backstroke on Saturday morning, less than a second off his personal best. It seems that NCAA champion Stokowski might have a bit of inter-team competition to deal with this season.

NC State's swim and dive team will return home for their first home meet of the season against Kentucky at Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center on Friday, Oct. 21.

https://www.technicianonline.com/sports/nc-state-swim-dive-crush-volunteers-in-first-meet-of-regular-season/article_35536b1e-4ca8-11ed-ab22-ff142d2a69d3.html
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The NC State Wolfpack wrapped up the first meet of the 2022-23 regular season with a pair of wins over the Tennessee Volunteers. The Wolfpack women defeated the Lady Vols 207.5-140.5, with the Pack men outscoring the Volunteers 198-155.

The session was highlighted by two podium sweeps on the women's side, as well as the diving duo of Helene Synnott and Ashton Zuburg finishing first and second on the 1-meter board.

SATURDAY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

200 medley relay

The Wolfpack women squad of Katharine Berkoff, Andrea Podmanikova, Kylee Alons, and Abby Arens kicked off the morning with a 1:38.11 performance to grab the top spot in the first event of the day.
On the men's side, NC State's A relay (Kacper Stokowski, Giovanni Izzo, Nyls Korstanje, and David Curtiss) went 1:25.44 for the top time in the field before the announcement of a disqualification. The DQ moved the B relay team of Aiden Hayes, Mason Hunter, Luke Miller, and Quintin McCarty (1:26.04) up to first place, with the C relay finishing fourth with a time of 1:30.94 (Zachary Cram, Collin McKenzie, Arsenio Bustos, and Ryan Weaver).

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Wolfpack Sweeps Volunteers in Weekend Dual
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Knoxville, Tenn. The NC State Wolfpack wrapped up the first meet of the 2022-23 regular season with a pair of wins over the Tennessee Volunteers. The Wolfpack women defeated the Lady Vols 207.5-140.5, with the Pack men outscoring the Volunteers 198-155.

The session was highlighted by two podium sweeps on the women's side, as well as the diving duo of Helene Synnott and Ashton Zuburg finishing first and second on the 1-meter board.

SATURDAY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

200 medley relay

The Wolfpack women squad of Katharine Berkoff, Andrea Podmanikova, Kylee Alons, and Abby Arens kicked off the morning with a 1:38.11 performance to grab the top spot in the first event of the day.
On the men's side, NC State's A relay (Kacper Stokowski, Giovanni Izzo, Nyls Korstanje, and David Curtiss) went 1:25.44 for the top time in the field before the announcement of a disqualification. The DQ moved the B relay team of Aiden Hayes, Mason Hunter, Luke Miller, and Quintin McCarty (1:26.04) up to first place, with the C relay finishing fourth with a time of 1:30.94 (Zachary Cram, Collin McKenzie, Arsenio Bustos, and Ryan Weaver).
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200 freestyle

The women's 200-yard freestyle was highlighted by junior Abbey Webb's top time of the morning (1:47.05). Freshman Katherine Helms (1:49.36) finished third, Annabel Crush (1:50.27) finished fourth, and Tamryn van Selm (1:50.72) rounded out the field in sixth.
The Pack men went 1-3-5-6 in the 200-yard freestyle with rookie Michael Cotter leading the way (1:36.47). Noah Bowers (third - 1:37.47), Bartosz Piszczorowicz (fifth - 1:38.30), and Sam Hoover (sixth - 1:38.62) completed the heat for the Wolfpack.
400 IM

Sophomore Grace Sheble secured the top spot for the Wolfpack women in the 400-yard individual medley (4:19.05). Yara Hierath was right behind her for second place (4:21.82) and Caroline Sheble (4:25.54) and freshman Grace Monahan (4:28.46) finished in fourth and fifth places, respectively.
For the men, freshman Kyle Ponsler went 3:53.13 for second in the field, just two seconds off of the NCAA B standard time of 3:51. 31. Conall Monahan (3:54.04) and Lance Norris (3:58.59) were following closely, finishing in third and fourth.
1-meter diving (women)

Helene Synnott secured the first win of her career with her 284.03 performance on the 1-meter board. Sophomore Ashton Zuburg's 279.90 points put her in second place to secure the 1-2 finish for the Wolfpack women. Ren Watt finished ninth (214.05).
100 butterfly

The Wolfpack women swept the 100-yard butterfly led by Kylee Alons' first place finishing time of 52.53 seconds. Abby Arens was behind her for second (53.71) and Sarah Watson secured third (54.47). Freshman Lauren Malinowski went 55.76 for seventh.
Nyls Korstanje went 46.39 to take the 100-yard butterfly. Luke Miller went 46.62 for second, Aiden Hayes placed fourth (47.83) and Noah Bowers went 48.22 for fifth.
100 backstroke

The current American Record holder in the event, Katharine Berkoff brought home the win (52.45), followed by freshman Kennedy Noble (53.29) for second. Meghan Donald went 54.33 (fourth) and Emma Muzzy finished fifth (54.59).
On the men's side, reigning national champion Kacper Stokowski put his hand on the wall for first (46.13) with freshman Quintin McCarty securing second (47.23). JT Ewing (fourth - 48.52) and Zachary Cram (fifth - 49.14) rounded out the field.
500 freestyle

The Wolfpack women distance crew went claimed the top three spots in the 500-yard freestyle. Brooke Travis went 4:51.50 to claim first with Annabel Crush earning second (4:54.26). Freshman Tamryn van Selm took third (4:54.42) with Emma Hastings finishing sixth (4:56.66).
Will Gallant led the men with his second place finishing time (4:25.48). Ross Dant was just .02 behind (4:25.50) for second and James Plage (fourth - 4:26.79) and Michael Cotter (sixth - 4:30.65) also competed in the event.
3-meter diving (men)

Bayne Bennett (341.18), Spencer Bloom (327.53), and Renato Calderaro (321.98) went 5-6-7 on the 3-meter board.
100 breaststroke

NC State women proved their breaststroke depth in the event with Andrea Podmanikova posting the fastest time (1:00.45) followed by Heather MacCausland (1:01.07)., Aubree Brouwer (1:02.13), and Kaylee Hamblin (1:02.67).
Giovanni Izzo (fourth - 55.07), Mason Hunter (sixth - 55.50), Arsenio Bustos (seventh - 56.20), and Collin McKenzie (eighth - 56.24) contributed to the event.
400 freestyle relay

All four NC State relays on the women's side competed as exhibition, with the A relay posting the fastest time of the event (3:20.37 - Webb, Arens, Alons, Berkoff).
The Pack men's A relay (Curtiss, Miller, Hoover, and Stokowski) went 2:53.76 for second. The team's B, C, and D relays placed third, fourth, and seventh.
FRIDAY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
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UP NEXT:
The NC State Wolfpack returns home on Friday to face the Kentucky Wildcats at 5 p.m. in Raleigh. Admission is free, so let's pack the house, Wolfpack Nation!

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The NC State men's and women's swimming and diving teams are set to host the Kentucky Wildcats at home Friday at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center. The meet will begin at 5 p.m. and will conclude with a ring ceremony following the meet to recognize the men's ACC Championship team title, as well as Katharine Berkoff and Kacper Stokowski's individual national titles in the 100-yard backstroke from the 2022 NCAA Championships.

Opponent: No. 14 Kentucky women, unranked Kentucky men
Date: Friday, Oct. 21 (5 p.m.)

Location: Raleigh, NC
Site: Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center
Live Results: Meet Mobile
TV: ACCNX

FAN INFO:
All patrons will need to claim a free, virtual parking permit for Friday's swim meet. This permit is only valid for the Coliseum Parking Deck. Instructions on how to claim the virtual permit are here. This permit is needed for anyone wishing to park before 5 p.m. on Friday. Admission to the meet is free.

LAST TIME OUT:
The Wolfpack defeated Tennessee on both the men's and women's side last weekend in Knoxville. The women dominated the Lady Vols 207.5-140.5, while the men defeated the Volunteers 198-155.

PACK IN THE POLLS:
After a solid start to the 2022-2023 campaign, both of NC State's squads find themselves ranked in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) national poll, with both the men and women checking in at No. 4.


SCOUTING KENTUCKY:
The unranked Wildcat men and the No. 12 Kentucky women come to Raleigh with just one meet under their belt thus far this season. In their meet against Indiana, the men lost 96-201, with the women picking up a win over the Hoosiers 161-139.


SCHEDULE:
200 medley relay
1,000 freestyle
200 freestyle
100 backstroke
100 breaststroke
200 butterfly
50 freestyle
BREAK
100 freestyle
200 backstroke
200 breaststroke
500 freestyle
100 butterfly
BREAK
200 IM
400 freestyle relay

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Only home meet of this semester is tonight at 5 pm against Kentucky. There won't be another home meet until January 21st (against UNC and Virginia), and then another on January 28th (versus UNC-Wilm). So there are only 3 home meets for the entire 2022-23 season.

The home venue is the Casey Aquatic Center, which is recently renovated and located right next to Carmichael Gymnasium, across from the Softball Stadium.

I'm planning to be there.

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Destroyed UK despite some big hitters sitting this one out with illness.

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Swimming at home for the first time in the 2022-23 campaign, NC State's men's and women's swimming and diving teams both beat Kentucky in a Friday night dual.

The fourth-ranked Wolfpack women defeated the 11th-ranked Wildcats 172-126 in a ranked matchup, and the fourth-ranked men of NC State cruised past Kentucky with a 188-105 victory.

NC State put together podium sweeps in five events, and four members of the squad picked up multiple top finishes. That group was highlighted by junior Abby Arens, who won a team-leading three races on the night.

INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS:
Arens put together a speedy 200-yard butterfly race, winning the event with a time of 1:55.65 that was just .23 off of her own pool record. Arens also won the 100-yard freestyle just two events later in 49.33. Her times in both of those events were NCAA provisional marks.

Arens' performance in the 100-yard freestyle started off the first sweep of the night for the Wolfpack women as Abbey Webb (50.74) and Katherine Helms (51.08) touched just after her. Arens then rounded out her night with a 1:58.35 win in the 200-yard individual medley.

The Pack men put together back-to-back 1-4 sweeps in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. In the freestyle event, Luke Miller (1:34.78) led the way for the attack by Michael Cotter (1:36.81), Bartosz Piszczorowicz (1:37.56) and Sam Hoover (1:38.18), and Quintin McCarty (47.02) placed first in the backstroke sweep that included Giovanni Izzo (48.51), Ryan Weaver (49.15) and Stephen Conrad (49.29).

McCarty added his second victory of the night in the 100-yard freestyle (43.43). Miller (43.87) and Arsenio Bustos (44.92) joined him in the top three.

It was also a 1-3 finish for the men in the 50-yard freestyle with David Curtiss (19.38), Nyls Korstanje (19.51) and Drew Salls (20.65) battling it out.

The women's 100-yard backstroke race came down to the final touch, with the Wolfpack claiming the top two spots from Emma Muzzy (53.45) and Kennedy Noble (53.75). The duo went on to do the exact same in the 200-yard race with times of 1:55.34 and 1:56.23.

Alons also doubled up in wins in the 50-yard freestyle (22.46) and the 100-yard butterfly (52.60).

The men got one final sweep in the 100-yard butterfly as Aiden Hayes (47.70), Noah Bowers (47.93), Izzo (48.36) and Piszczorowicz (48.56) dominated the race.

RELAYS:
NC State set the tone with a pair of relay wins between the men and the women, with both first-place squads beating out the field by two seconds. Kennedy Noble, Heather Maccausland, Kylee Alons and Meghan Donald teamed for the 1:37.84 win on the women's side, and Aiden Hayes, Mason Hunter, Nyls Korstanje and David Curtiss followed suit in 1:25.38.

The Wolfpack exhibitioned both 400-yard freestyle relays, but Alons, Abbey Webb, Helms and Annabel Crush teamed up for the fastest time on the women's side (3:20.43), and Curtiss, Piszczorowicz, McCarty and Miller did the same for the men (2:52.52).

DIVING:
Patrick O'Brien added a win for the Pack men with his 331.95 Zones cut on three-meter.

Helene Synnott picked up a top-three finish on the women's side with her three-meter score of 299.48 that was good for a Zones cut, and Renato Calderaro (322.05, Zones cut) and Spencer Bloom (302.70) did the same on one-meter for the men with season-best scores.

UP NEXT:
The Wolfpack will spend the next few weeks preparing for its annual fall invite as it hosts the NC State/GAC Invitational from Nov. 17-19 in Greensboro, N.C.

WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS:
  • 200 medley relay: Noble Maccausland, Alons, Donald (first place - 1:37.84)
  • 1,000 freestyle: Brooke Travis (first place - 9:57.19)
  • 200 freestyle: Abbey Webb (first place - 1:47.44)
  • 100 backstroke: Emma Muzzy (first place - 53.45)
  • 100 breaststroke: Heather MacCausland (first place - 1:00.59)
  • 200 butterfly: Abby Arens (first place - 1:55.65)
  • 50 freestyle: Kylee Alons (first place - 22.46)
  • One-meter: Clara Tate (fifth place - 267.08)
  • 100 freestyle: Abby Arens (first place - 49.33)
  • 200 backstroke: Emma Muzzy (first place - 1:55.34)
  • 200 breaststroke: Andrea Podmanikova (second place - 2:12.22)
  • 500 freestyle: Brooke Travis (second place - 4:50.74)
  • 100 butterfly: Kylee Alons (first place - 52.60)
  • Three-meter: Helene Synnott (third place - 299.48)
  • 200 individual medley: Abby Arens (first place - 1:58.35)
  • 400 freestyle relay: Alons, Webb, Helms, Crush (EXH - 3:20.43)

MEN'S TOP FINISHERS:
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The NC State swim & dive team knocked off the Kentucky Wildcats at Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center on Oct. 21, 2022.
Headed by incredible sprint performances from graduate Kylee Alons and junior Abby Arens, the No. 4 women's squad beat No. 12 Kentucky 172-126. The No. 4 men's team trounced the unranked Wildcats 188-105.
Heading into Friday night's duel in the pool, NC State's roster was notably short of two key swimmers: seniors Katharine Berkoff and Ross Dant. Although Kentucky's swimming squads aren't exactly formidable opponents to the top-5 programs Wolfpack head coach Braden Holloway puts out year after year, the Pack still looked a little sore in the backstroke and distance free events.

"When you have some people that are out due to sickness, yes, it's a bad thing for those guys," Holloway said. "But, it does create opportunities for others, and that was the challenge [...] let's capitalize on that opportunity that some of y'all are getting, some great looks, and let's make the most of it."
Dant's absence left a gaping hole in the men's 1,000-yard freestyle. NC State's distance presence is strong, but even juniors and NCAA qualifiers James Plage and Will Gallant couldn't hold off Kentucky freshman Levi Sandidge. Although not a surprise Sandidge entered Kentucky's roster with a 1000-yard freestyle PR two seconds under the school record the results were jarring, nonetheless.
That being said, the meet went swimmingly for the Wolfpack from there on out. Arens absolutely crushed the competition in the 200-yard butterfly, posting a 1:55.65 to almost three seconds ahead of her teammate, sophomore Grace Sheble. Minutes later, Alons cruised her way to first place in the 50-yard freestyle. Her time of 22.46 was the only one under 23 seconds in the field.

In fact, both men and women's sprint freestyle squads looked great. NC State swept the men's 50-yard freestyle and both 100-yard freestyle events, largely thanks to the likes of Alons, Arens and sophomore David Curtiss, who blasted a 19.38 in the 50-yard freestyle to take first place.
Strangely enough, senior Kacper Stokowski suited up for the 500-yard freestyle. Sure, the regular season is the time to test the waters, so to speak, but the 500 freestyle seems like a stretch for Stokowski, the reigning national champion in the 100-yard backstroke. Regardless, he powered through to post a first-place finish in 4:20.40. The exhibition swim couldn't count for any points, but it was pretty remarkable to watch Stokowski finish so far ahead in any non-backstroke event.
"[Stokowski had] been talking trash to our other [distance] guys, and they were talking trash, and it became a challenge," Holloway said. "I made a deal with him: 'I'll let you suit up.' Let's see if he can break 4:20. And he was really close he wanted the challenge, and it became something pretty fun."
NC State's men's diving squad saw its first win of the season with senior Patrick O'Brien's 331.95-point finish in the 3-meter diving event, a mere 0.75 points ahead of Kentucky junior Sam Duncan. In the shallow end, sophomore Aiden Hayes, senior Noah Bowers and graduate Giovanni Izzo swept the men's 100-yard butterfly. Hayes and Bowers were the only two in the field to break 48 seconds.
The Wolfpack wrapped things up with two decisive wins in both 400-yard freestyle relay events. Although neither counted for points at this point, the meet already had a winner the women's squad beat Kentucky's A relay by almost four seconds. The men's A relay, highlighted by senior Bartosz Pisczorowicz's sub-43 split, won by a little over six seconds.
The NC State swim & dive team will return to the pool in Greensboro Nov. 17-19 for the NC State/GAC Invitational.

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The Wolfpack is set to host a solid group of squads at the Greensboro Aquatic Center this weekend as it hosts the NC State Fall Invitational. The meet is set to run Thursday through Saturday, with prelims starting at 9:30 a.m. each day and finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. each night.


MEET INFO:
The NC State men and women, both ranked No. 4 in the country, will compete with seven other schools in the midseason meet. Stanford (No. 6 men/No. 2 women), Arizona State (No. 5 men/unranked women), Duke, Penn State, and Army will all be in attendance. George Washington and UNC-Asheville will also send divers to round out the field.

Admission to the meet is free with doors opening at 8:45 a.m. for prelims and 4:45 p.m. for finals each day. Finals will run five heats, with the A, B and C finals for each event scoring points. A full list of the event order for each day of competition is below.


Day One: Thursday, Nov. 18
200 Freestyle Relay
500 Freestyle
200 Individual Medley
50 Freestyle
Women's 3 Meter
Men's 1 Meter
400 Medley Relay

Day Two: Friday, Nov. 19
200 Medley Relay
400 Individual Medley
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
Women's 1 Meter
Men's 3 Meter
800 Freestyle Relay

Day Three: Saturday, Nov. 20
1650 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
10 Meter Diving
400 freestyle relay

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The NC State Wolfpack finished Day One of the NC State Invite at the Greensboro Aquatic Center with many season best times and NCAA provisional qualifying standards.
The Wolfpack women secured NCAA automatic qualification in both relays, while freshman Celia Bidwell and sophomore David Curtiss brought home the individual wins in the 1-meter diving and 50-yard freestyle events.

RELAY HIGHLIGHTS:

200-yard freestyle relay
The Wolfpack women squad of Katharine Berkoff, Kylee Alons, Heather MacCausland, and Abby Arens kicked off the night by securing the team's first NCAA A qualification standard of the season. Berkoff led off going 22.23, with Alons (21.54) and MacCausland (22.23) swimming the second and third legs. Abby Arens anchored the squad posting a 21.88 swim to put the team in second (1:27.88).
400-yard medley relay
NC State's A relay squad consisting of Katharine Berkoff (51.32), Andrea Podmanikova (58.54), Kylee Alons (51.82), and Abby Arens (48.17) swam well under the NCAA automatic qualifying time with their second place swim (3:29.85).

On the men's side, NC State picked up a provisional NCAA qualifying time with their fourth place finish in the event (3:06.38). Quintin McCarty led off the group going 47.42 with Mason Hunter splitting 52.05 on the breaststroke leg, Luke Miller going 44.43 in the fly, and David Curtiss bringing them home with a 43.38 freestyle leg.

INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS:
500-yard freestyle
Yara Hierath (4:44.38, sixth place) led the way for the Pack with freshman Emma Hastings right behind her (4:45.27). Brooke Travis went 4:45.12 from the B final, finishing tenth overall. All three swims were under the NCAA B cut standard, with the swim from Hastings marking a new personal best time for the rookie.
The Pack men's distance crew was led by Ross Dant's second place finishing time of 4:14.29. He was joined in the A final by teammates James Plage (4:19.02) and Will Gallant (4:19.24) who finished seventh and eight, respectively. Freshman Lance Norris dropped four seconds from his morning swim to take third place in the B final. All four swimmers posted times under the NCAA B cut standard.
200-yard IM
Sophomore Grace Sheble swam to third place in the event, where her time of 1:57.37 seconds was well under the NCAA provisional time standard. Rookie Kennedy Noble joined her in the A final, also swimming under the B cut going 1:58.31 for sixth place.
On the men's side, Giovanni Izzo blasted a 1:45.46 to easily win his D final heat. Freshman Kyle Ponsler kept the streak going with his win in the C final (1:47.18), while Michael Cotter (1:45.08), Sam Hoover (1:45.43), and Noah Bowers (1:45.95) also earned B standard times in the B final. In the championship final, Arsenio Bustos took third (1:44.45) and Michael Moore finished either (1:52.33).
50-yard freestyle
The trio of Kylee Alons, Abby Arens, and Katharine Berkoff finished fourth, fifth, and sixth in the event with Alons going 22.01, Arens 22.34, and Berkoff 22.36. The swims added three more NCAA B cuts to the tally.
To round out the individual events for the night, reigning ACC champion David Curtiss brought home the win in 18.95. Quintin McCarty came in fifth (19.50) and Noah Henderson also secured a B cut going 19.65 for sixth.

DIVING:
In the women's 3-meter event, freshman Celia Bidwell brought home the first collegiate win of her career scoring 267.20 points and securing her first NCAA Zones qualification.

Renato Calderaro scored 322.45 points on the 1-meter board to bring home second place and mark a NCAA Zone qualification for the freshman.

UP NEXT:
The NC State Fall Invite resumes competition at the Greensboro Aquatic Center Friday morning for the second day of competition. Prelims are once again set for a 9:30 a.m. start with finals beginning at 5:30 p.m.

WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS:
  • 200 freestyle relay: Berkoff, Alons, MacCausland, Arens (second - 1:27.88)
  • 500 freestyle: Hierath (sixth - 4:44.38)
  • 200 IM: Sheble (third - 1:57.37)
  • 50 freestyle: Alons (fourth - 22.01)
  • Three-meter: Bidwell (first - 267.20)
  • 400 medley relay: Berkoff, Podmanikova, Alons, Arens (second - 3:29.85)
MEN'S TOP FINISHERS:
  • 200 freestyle relay: Izzo, Hoover, Miller, Bowers (fifth - 1:19.02)
  • 500 freestyle: Dant (second - 4:14.29)
  • 200 IM: Bustos (third - 1:44.45)
  • 50 freestyle: Curtiss (first - 18.95)
  • One-meter: Calderaro (second - 322.45)
  • 400 medley relay: McCarty, Hunter, Miller, Curtiss (fourth - 3:07.28)
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NC State finished day two of its midseason invitational with six wins during the Friday finals session. The Wolfpack women lead the meet in scoring with 1489.5 points, while the Pack men remain in second place behind No. 5 Arizona State heading into the final day of competition.

HIGHLIGHTS:
200-yard medley relay
In the first event of the night, Katharine Berkoff, Heather Maccausland, Kylee Alons, and Abby Arens combined efforts to gain automatic NCAA qualification in the event. Their time of 1:34.37 was over a second ahead of the second place finishing team and put them almost two full seconds faster than the NCAA A cut standard.
On the men's side, Aiden Hayes (20.86), Mason Hunter (23.56), Nyls Korstanje (20.32), and David Curtiss (18.60) finished in second place, with their time of 1:23.34 putting them faster than the team's meet record set last year. Though finishing in second place, the squad was still able to obtain automatic NCAA qualification in the event.
400-yard IM
Sophomore Grace Sheble led the charge for the Wolfpack at the start of the session by going 4:06.73 in the 400-yard IM, a swim that dropped over twelve seconds from her entry time. The win marked the first collegiate win of her career. Yara Hierath (4:15.41) and Caroline Sheble (4:17.51) also posted swims earning them consideration standards for the NCAA Championship meet.
100-yard butterfly
NC State junior Luke Miller knocked off almost a second from his morning swim to win the event (44.99) by two one-hundredths of a second and give him automatic NCAA qualification in the event.
200-yard freestyle
Bartosz Piszczorowicz (1:33.75) and Michael Cotter (1:34.45) were the Wolfpack's top finishers in the event with their fifth and sixth places, respectively. Both men dropped over two seconds from their entry time.
100-yard breaststroke
The Wolfpack women had a strong showing in the event with the team earning four of the top seven finishes. Heather Maccausland led the way by knocking a full second off of her personal best time to take the win in 58.16 seconds. The race moves Maccausland up to No. 3 all-time in program history.
Andrea Podmanikova completed the 1-2 punch for the Pack by finishing right behind Maccausland in second place (58.56). Aubree Brouwer (1:00.42) and Kaylee Hamblin (1:01.41) finished fifth and seventh with NCAA provisional standards.
On the men's side, Mason Hunter claimed his first win with the Wolfpack. The 52.57 second performance puts him fourth in program history.
100-yard backstroke
The Wolfpack women scored many points in the 100-yard backstroke with Berkoff (51.21), Alons (51.83), Noble (52.40), and Muzzy (52.47) going an impressive 2-3-4-5 in the event. All four ladies secured NCAA B cuts in the event.
Just a few heats later, Aiden Hayes, Giovanni Izzo, and Hunter Tapp made up three of the top six spots in the event. Hayes finished in third place going 56.06, with Izzo in 5th (46.71) and Tapp going 47.20 for sixth.
800-yard freestyle relay
The quartet of Abbey Webb, Annabel Crush, Katherine Helms, and Katharine Berkoff finished third in the event with their finishing time of 7:05.83 putting them just .05 faster than the NCAA B cut.
The Pack men finished out the night with an automatic NCAA qualification in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:15.80). Luke Miller led off (1:32.15), Michael Cotter went second (1:34.52), Bartosz Piszczorowicz swam the third leg (1:34.86), and Noah Bowers brought the group home with a 1:34.27 anchor split.

DIVING HIGHLIGHTS:
On the women's one-meter board, Helene Synnott claimed the second place spot with her 290.45 points. For the men, freshman Renato Calderaro brought home yet another win for the Wolfpack. His 360.60 points put him a full 20 points ahead of the second-place finisher.

UP NEXT:
The Pack will wrap up the midseason prelims/finals meet with one more day of competition on Saturday. Prelims begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The slower heats of the 1,650-yard freestyle will start mid-afternoon, with the remainder of the finals slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS:
  • 200 medley relay: Berkoff, MacCausland, Alons, Arens (first - 1:34.37)
  • 400 IM: Sheble (first - 4:06.73)
  • 100 butterfly: Alons (third - 51.83)
  • 200 freestyle: Crush (ninth - 1:45.78)
  • 100 breaststroke: MacCausland (first - 58.16)
  • 100 backstroke: Berkoff (second - 51.21)
  • One-meter: Synnott (second - 290.45)
  • 800 freestyle relay: Webb, Crush, Helms, Berkoff (third - 7:05.83)
MEN'S TOP FINISHERS:
  • 200 medley relay: Hayes, Hunter, Korstanje, Curtiss (second - 1:23.34)
  • 400 IM: Ponsler (sixth - 3:46.78)
  • 100 butterfly: Miller (first - 44.99)
  • 200 freestyle: Piszczorowicz (fifth - 1:33.75)
  • 100 breaststroke: Hunter (first - 52.57)
  • 100 backstroke: Hayes (third - 46.06)
  • Three-meter: Calderaro (first - 360.60)
  • 800 freestyle relay: Miller, Cotter, Piszczorowicz, Bowers (second - 6:15.80)

https://gopack.com/news/2022/11/19/swimming-nc-state-picks-up-six-wins-on-day-two-of-fall-invite.aspx
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The NC State swim and dive team faced off against Stanford, Arizona State, Duke, Army and Penn State this past weekend at the NC State Fall Invitational in Greensboro, North Carolina. The No. 4 women's squad clinched a win over No. 2 Stanford, and the No. 3 men fell short to No. 5 Arizona State.

It's rare to see a midseason matchup against any West Coast opponent. Alongside Duke, Army and Penn State, top-ranked Stanford and Arizona State made the trip to Greensboro for a thrilling matchup featuring some of the best swimmers in the nation.

Stanford boasts one of the best freshman classes nationwide, led by Charlotte Hook and 2020 Olympian Claire Curzan. Both young phenoms returned to their home state to compete against the likes of NC State freshmen Kennedy Noble and Katherine Helms, two top-20 swimmers in their graduating class.

The competition was tough on day one the Wolfpack's lone first-place finish came from sophomore David Curtiss in the 50-yard freestyle. The reigning ACC champion in the event finished in 18.95 to pick up his first and only win of the meet, a mere 0.04 seconds ahead of Jack Dolan of Arizona State.

Senior Ross Dant and sophomores Grace Sheble and Arsenio Bustos also picked up podium finishes on Thursday evening, garnering NC State 82 points between the three of them. The Wolfpack men finished day one with 437 points and the women finished with 509.5 points.

The women's relays were easily some of the most exciting races of the meet. Although No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Virginia were absent, NC State and Stanford's performances gave a hint of more to come at NCAAs this spring.

On Friday evening, the Wolfpack edged out the Cardinal by over a second in the women's 200-yard medley relay. Although Virginia will undoubtedly be the team to beat in Knoxville, Tennessee the Cavaliers currently hold the American record in the event it's promising to see NC State's sprint crew step up against some of the best competition in the nation.

The Pack's victory boded well for the remainder of the evening. NC State picked up three individual wins, perhaps the most promising of which was senior Heather MacCausland and graduate student Andrea Podmanikova's 1-2 finish in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Although the loss of breaststroker and NCAA champion Sophie Hansson hit the Wolfpack hard, you wouldn't know it from the meet results. MacCausland had a particularly impressive swim, touching the wall in 58.16 to notch a new personal best by nearly a second.

Curzan unseated junior Katharine Berkoff, the reigning NCAA champion, in the 100-yard backstroke. Outtouching the competition by over a second, it looks like the 18-year old will pose a serious challenge to Berkoff's back-to-back championships in the event. Berkoff's personal best of 48.74 is almost a second better than Curzan's 49.52, but we should still expect to see a tight race for the 100 backstroke title this spring.

The Wolfpack women's slew of wins sent them past the Cardinal at the end of day two, tallying 1,489.5 points to comfortably lead Stanford by 136.5 points. The men still trailed Arizona State but held a 155-point lead over Stanford.

Saturday evening's only first-place finish for the Wolfpack came from Dant, who cracked a 14:44.87 in the 1650-yard freestyle to post the third-fastest time in the nation this season. His teammate junior Will Gallant touched the wall nearly seven seconds behind Dant to take second. Junior James Plage also finished in the top five.

Although the women didn't garner an individual or relay win on day three, their depth was more than enough to cement NC State's almost 300-point win over Stanford. The men finished second to Arizona State, a thrilling preview of what's to come in this year's national championship meet.

A few select members of NC State's swim team will race in Greensboro again in two weeks, for the Toyota U.S. Open. Collegiate competition will return on Jan. 14, 2022, when the Wolfpack travels to Durham for a dual meet against Duke.

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The Wolfpack men's and women's swimming and diving teams capped off a successful weekend of competition at the Greensboro Aquatic Center Saturday night. The No 4. NC State women finished in first place with 2,189.50 totally points, while the No. 3 Pack men ended the meet in second place (1,829.50 points).

The Wolfpack women finished ahead of Stanford (1,897 points), Arizona State (1,180 points), Penn State (1,158 points), Duke (1,156 points), Army (332.50 points), George Washington (205 points), and UNC-Asheville (47 points) with their first place finish.

On the men's side, the Pack fell to Arizona State's 2,392.50 points. Stanford finished third (1,642) with Penn State (918), Duke (641.50), Army (489.50) and George Washington (68) rounding out the field.


INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS:

1650-yard freestyle
Brooke Travis led the way for the Pack with her second place finish in the mile (16:18.38). Yara Hierath (16:20.40) and Emma Hastings (16:24.22) finished right behind Travis in third and fourth, all three earning the NCAA B standard time.

A new meet record was set as Ross Dant went 14:44.87 to claim first place ahead of teammate Will Gallant who finished second (14:51.52) in the final heat. The Wolfpack distance group's domination continued with James Plage finishing in fourth (14:55.45). With the NCAA B standard being 15:26.19, the Pack finished well under the cut.

200-yard backstroke
Graduate student Emma Muzzy completed her last individual event of the weekend with her 1:52.22 second 200-yard backstroke good for third place. Putting her name down as the seventh fastest time in program history, Kennedy Noble was close behind Muzzy in the A final finishing fourth (1:52.58) with Katey Lewicki going 1:56.05 for seventh.

On the men's side, freshmen JT Ewing and Kyle Ponsler represented the Pack in the A final. Ewing finished fourth (1:42.63) and Ponsler finished sixth (1:44.19) to earn points for the men's squad.

100-yard freestyle
Katharine Berkoff clocked in a time of 47.96 in the 100-yard freestyle, taking second in the event overall and coming in just off of the NCAA automatic qualification time. Kylee Alons and Abbey Webb joined her in the A final with their swims putting them in fifth (48.74) and sixth (48.83). Annabel Crush also met the NCAA B cut from the B final going 49.07 for tenth overall. Bartosz Piszczorowicz, Michael Cotter, Giovanni Izzo, David Curtiss, and Quintin McCarty all posted times below the NCAA B cut standard for the event on the men's side.

200-yard breaststroke
The NC State women saw three women in the A final of the event with Andrea Podmanikova dropping three seconds from her morning swim to take second overall (2:06.77). Heather MacCausland swam a 2:10.17 second race to take fourth, with freshman Aubree Brouwer taking seventh (2:13.15). For the men, Arsenio Bustos brought home ninth place with a NCAA B cut time of 1:56.51.

200-yard butterfly
Just off of the program record she sent in the event last season, Abby Arens' third place finish in the event (1:54.83) stands almost five seconds under the NCAA B cut. Grace Sheble and Caroline Sheble's times in the event are both under the B cut, as well.

Noah Bowers, Aiden Hayes, and Luke Miller finished the weekend of individual events for the Pack with their fourth (1:42.73), fifth (1:42.82), and seventh (1:44.97) place finishes all marking below the B standard for the National Championship meet.

400-yard freestyle relay
The relay squad of Abbey Webb, Katharine Berkoff, Kylee Alons, and Abby Arens gave the Pack yet another automatic NCAA qualification with their time of 3:12.47 seconds and second place finish.

Bartosz Piszczorowicz, Giovanni Izzo, Luke Miller, and Hunter Tapp posted an automatic NCAA qualification time in the event for the second place finish (2:49.32).


DIVING HIGHLIGHTS:

On the platform, Helene Synnott was the only diver in the field to obtain a qualification to NCAA Zones in the event with her first place finishing score of 231.40 points. Six NC State women finished in the top nine with Ashton Zuburg, Clara Tate, Red Watt, Mary O'Neill, and Celia Bidwell rounding out the final.

UP NEXT:

Eight members of NC State's squad will head to the Fina World Championships in Abu Dhabi, from Dec. 16-21. Select Wolfpack divers will then compete at the USA Diving Winter Nationals Dec. 13-18 to wrap up the team's competition slate for the 2021 calendar year.

WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS:

1,650 freestyle: Travis (second - 16:18.38)
200 backstroke: Muzzy (third - 1:52.22)
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100 freestyle: Berkoff (second - 47.96)
200 breaststroke: Podmanikova (second - 2:06.77)
200 butterfly: Arens (third - 1:54.83)
Platform: Synnott (first - 231.40)
400 freestyle relay: Webb, Berkoff, Alons, Arens (second - 3:12.47)
MEN'S TOP FINISHERS:

1,650 freestyle: Dant (first - 14:44.87)
200 backstroke: Ewing (fourth - 1:42.63)
100 freestyle: Piszczorowicz (seventh - 42.94)
200 breaststroke: Bustos (ninth - 1:56.51)
200 butterfly: Bowers (fourth - 1:42.73)
Platform: O'Brien (fourth - 262.75)
400 freestyle relay: Piszczorowicz, Izzo, Miller, Tapp (second - 2:49.32)
UP NEXT:
Around twenty members of NC State's squad will head to the Toyota U.S. Open in Greensboro, held Nov. 30-Dec. 3, before several other members of the Pack head to Melbourne, Australia for the Fina Short Course World Championships Dec. 13-18.

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