2022-23 NC State Swimming & Diving

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The NC State men's and women's swimming and diving teams pulled off a spectacular finals session on the fourth night of the 2023 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships. Winning four back-to-back Conference Championship titles to begin the night, the Pack men own the team scoring lead over second place Louisville by 435.5 points and the Wolfpack women passed Louisville to take over the second place spot with 942 points.
NC State picked up wins in the both 200-yard butterfly events and both 100-yard backstroke events with Abby Arens (women's 200-yard butterfly), Aiden Hayes (men's 200-yard butterfly), Katharine Berkoff (women's 100-yard backstroke), and Kacper Stokowski (men's 100-yard backstroke) bringing home the wins. The men's 400-yard medley relay squad of Stokowski, Hunter, Korstanje, and Miller posted a time that broke the conference, meet, and program records in the event.

Women's 200-yard butterfly:
After winning the same event at last year's meet, Abby Arens maintained her reigning Conference Champion status in the event by putting her hand on the wall first (1:52.91). Joining her in the championship final, sophomore Grace Sheble finished just off of the podium in fourth place (1:55.59). Caroline Sheble dropped two seconds from her prelims swim to win the C final (1:57.89).

Men's 200-yard butterfly:
Following the energy built in the previous event, sophomore Aiden Hayes brought home the win in the 200-yard butterfly, going 1:40.21 ahead of second place-finishing teammate Noah Bowers (1:41.14). Both men recorded personal best times in the event. Luke Miller took fourth (1:42.57) and Michael Moore went 1:45.24 for 13th overall.

Women's 100-yard backstroke:
Katharine Berkoff repeated her status as Conference Champion in the event having earned the title all four years of her college career. Her time of 49.45 seconds marks the fastest time in the country this season. With three other Wolfpack women joining Berkoff in the final, freshman Kennedy Noble earned a place on the podium (third place - 51.59), Emma Muzzy finished sixth (52.10), and Kylee Alons secured seventh place (52.26). Annabel Crush posted a time of 52.68 seconds from the B final for 12th place overall.

Men's 100-yard backstroke:
Capping off the individual winning streak for the Pack, senior Kacper Stokowski posted the fastest time in the country this season with his first place finishing time (44.47) in the event. Giovanni Izzo joined him on the podium to earn a bronze medal after going 45.46. Hunter Tapp finished 12th with a personal best time (45.85).

Women's 100-yard breaststroke:
Heather MacCausland dropped almost a full second from her prelims performance to earn a spot on the podium for the first time of her career, taking the silver (58.22). Andrea Podmanikova finished fourth for the Wolfpack women (58.69) and freshman Aubree Brouwer claimed eighth in the first conference championship final of her career (1:00.04).

Men's 100-yard breaststroke:
The only Wolfpack swimmer in the event on the men's side, graduate student Mason Hunter set a program record in prelims and lowered it again in finals to take the bronze medal (51.57).

Women's platform diving:
NC State's divers picked up points on the platform with Ashton Zuburg leading the way for 19th place (207.25). Helene Synnott finished 21st (204.05) and Clara Tate scored 196.10 points for 24th overall.

Women's 400-yard Medley Relay:
Katharine Berkoff (49.73), Heather MacCausland (58.27), Kylee Alons (50.63), Abby Arens put up the second-fastest time in the country with their second place finishing time of 3:26.28.

Men's 400-yard Medley Relay:
The Pack men capped off the night with an ACC Championship title in the 400-yard medley relay (3:01.10). Kacper Stokowski (44.67), Mason Hunter (50.86), Nyls Korstanje (44.33), and Luke Miller (41.24) put together a race that broke the conference, meet, and program records

Up next:
The Wolfpack men and women return on Saturday for the final day of competition with prelims beginning at 9:30 a.m. and finals starting at 6 p.m. Mile heats are slate to start at 2:45 p.m. The ACC Network Extra is set to cover the full day of competition.

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Women's Standings (through 16 events)
1. Virginia, 1128
2. NC State, 942
3. Louisville, 822.5
4. North Carolina, 687
5. Duke, 574
6. Virginia Tech, 468
7. Florida State, 461
8. Notre Dame, 408
9. Georgia Tech, 308
10. Miami, 299
11. Pitt, 249.5
12. Boston College, 137

Men's Standings (through 15 events)
1. NC State, 1163
2. Louisville, 727.5
3. Virginia Tech, 688
4. Virginia, 659
5. Notre Dame, 585.5
6. Florida State, 474
7. North Carolina, 459
8. Pitt, 438.5
9. Georgia Tech, 333.5
10. Duke, 228
11. Miami, 150
12. Boston College, 123
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The NC State men claimed their second consecutive ACC Championship team title, now having won eight of the last nine titles. This year's team title marks the 32nd in program history and comes after the Pack men led the scoring from start to finish through five days of competition at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
NC State's men scored 1615 points in the win, raising the record for the highest score after setting it last year with 1501.5 points. The finishing total was 607 points ahead of second place Virginia Tech's 1008 points.
The Wolfpack women secured a runner-up team finish for the fourth season in a row behind defending National Champions, the Virginia Cavaliers. The Wolfpack women's strong performance on days four and five overcame Louisville's effort to claim second place, posting a total score of 1272 points.
The Pack heads back to Raleigh with a total of 13 event titles from the conference meet - ten first-place finishes by the men and three by the women. In total, the Pack men earned 21 medals and the women picked up 14.

Gold (13)
  • M 200 medley relay: Stokowski, Hunter, Korstanje, Curtiss (1:22.25)
  • M 800 freestyle relay: Bowers, Piszczorowicz, Miller, Tapp (6:10.65)
  • M 200 freestyle relay: Curtiss, Henderson, Miller, Korstanje (1:15.10)
  • M 500 freestyle: Plage (4:12.33)
  • M 200 IM: Bustos (1:40.31 - meet record)
  • W 200 butterfly: Arens (1:52.91)
  • M 200 butterfly: Hayes (1:40.21)
  • W 100 backstroke: Berkoff (49.45 - pool record)
  • M 100 backstroke: Stokowski (44.47)
  • M 400 medley relay: Stokowski, Hunter, Korstanje, Miller (3:01.10 - ACC record, meet record)
  • M 1650 freestyle: Gallant (14:34.82)
  • W 200 backstroke: Noble (1:50.24)
  • M 400 freestyle relay: Piszczorowicz, Miller, Curtiss, Henderson (2:47.32)
Silver (9)
  • W 200 medley relay: Berkoff, MacCausland, Alons, Arens (1:33.02)
  • W 400 IM: G. Sheble (4:04.98)
  • M 100 butterfly: Hayes (44.66)
  • M 200 freestyle: Piszczorowicz (1:32.47)
  • M 200 butterfly: Bowers (1:41.14)
  • W 100 breaststroke: MacCausland (58.22)
  • W 400 medley relay: Berkoff, MacCausland, Alons, Arens (3:26.28)
  • W 200 backstroke: Muzzy (1:50.96)
  • M 200 backstroke: Stokowski (1:39.94)
Bronze (13)
  • W 800 freestyle relay: Webb, Helms, Watson, Crush (6:59.22)
  • M 1-meter: Calderaro (374.35)
  • W 200 freestyle relay: Berkoff, Alons, Crush, Arens (1:26.54)
  • M 200 IM: Izzo (1:41.13)
  • M 400 IM: Lloyd (3:42.16)
  • M 100 butterfly: Korstanje (44.70)
  • W 100 backstroke: Noble (51.59)
  • M 100 backstroke: Izzo (45.46)
  • M 100 breaststroke: Hunter (51.57 - program record)
  • M 1650 freestyle: Dant (14:45.57)
  • W 100 freestyle: Berkoff (47.02)
  • W 200 breaststroke: Podmanikova (2:06.77)
  • W 400 freestyle relay: Berkoff, Webb, Alons, Arens (3:10.04)

Other Finalists/Top 24 Finishes:
  • W 3-meter: Synnott (11th), Tate (17th), Zuburg (20th)
  • M 1-meter: Bennett (5th), O'Brien (11th)
  • W 500 freestyle: Hastings (6th), Hierath (9th), Foley (10th), Travis (14th)
  • M 500 freestyle: Gallant (4th), Dant (6th), Lloyd (8th)
  • W 200 IM: Arens (4th), Noble (6th), G. Sheble (7th)
  • M 200 IM: Moore (6th), Bowers (8th), Ponsler (16th)
  • W 50 freestyle: Berkoff (4th), Alons (8th), Webb (18th), MacCausland (21st)
  • W 1-meter: Synnott (14th), Zuburg (17th), Tate (20th)
  • W 400 IM: Hierath (10th), C. Sheble (21st)
  • M 400 IM: Ponsler (6th), Gallant (12th), Plage (18th)
  • W 100 butterfly: Arens (4th), Alons (5th), Watson (16th), Muzzy (21st)
  • M 100 butterfly: Stokowski (4th), Henderson (8th), Bustos (9th)
  • W 200 freestyle: Webb (4th - program record), Crush (8th), Helms (11th), Foley (23rd)
  • M 200 freestyle: Miller (4th), Bowers (7th), Tapp (10th)
  • M 3-meter: Calderaro (10th), O'Brien (20th), Bennett (24th)
  • W 200 butterfly: G. Sheble (4th), C. Sheble (17th)
  • M 200 butterfly: Miller (4th), Moore (13th)
  • W 100 backstroke: Muzzy (6th), Alons (7th), Crush (12th)
  • M 100 backstroke: Tapp (12th)
  • W 100 breaststroke: Podmanikova (4th), Brouwer (8th)
  • W Platform: Zuburg (19th), Zuburg (19th), Synnott (21st)\
  • W 1650 freestyle: Hastings (4th), Travis (9th), Hierath (12th), Foley (14th)
  • M 1650 freestyle: Lloyd (5th), Plage (7th)
  • M 200 backstroke: Tapp (4th), Moore (8th), Ponsler (13th)
  • W 100 freestyle: Webb (8th), Watson (15th), Crush (16th), Helms (22nd)
  • M 100 freestyle: Miller (4th), Curtiss (6th), Henderson (42.44), Piszczorowicz (9th), Korstanje (11th), Izzo (12th)
  • W 200 breaststroke: MacCausland (7th), Brouwer (10th)
  • M 200 breaststroke: Bustos (9th), Hunter (11th)
  • M platform: O'Brien (6th), Bennett (20th), Calderaro (23rd)

Night Five Highlights:
Women's 1650-yard freestyle:
Freshman Emma Hastings, swimming from the afternoon heats of the mile, dropped 15 seconds from her previous best time to take fourth place overall (16:08.90). The time was under the NCAA 'B' time standard by 22 seconds, which should easily qualify her for the NCAA Championships in the event. Brooke Travis finished 9th (16:19.99), Yara Hierath posted a time of 16:33.57) to take 12th, and senior Kay Foley posted a time of 16:36.11 to take 14th place for the Wolfpack women.
Men's 1650-yard freestyle:
Continuing the distance dominancy for the NC State men, Will Gallant posted the top time of the night to take the ACC Championship title. His time of 14:34.82 is an NCAA 'A' cut and was seven seconds faster than the second place finisher. Ross Dant joined him on the podium to claim the bronze medal (14:41.50). Owen Lloyd finished in fifth place, going 14:50.21 and James Plage finished seventh (15:03.57).
Women's 200-yard backstroke:
Freshman Kennedy Noble posted a time of 1:50.24 to claim the first ACC Championship title of her career, the time marking No. 4 all-time in program history. Joining her on the podium in second place was graduate student Emma Muzzy (1:50.96).
Men's 200-yard backstroke:
On the men's side, Kacper Stokowski moved from the eighth seed in prelims to take second place overall (1:39.94) during the night's finals session. Hunter Tapp finished fourth (1:40.44) and Michael Moore rounded out the championship final in eighth place (1:42.68). Freshman Kyle Ponsler swam a lifetime best in the event to finish 13th (1:43.55).
Women's 200-yard breaststroke:
Swimming in the championship final, Andrea Podmanikova finished third in the event, going 2:06.77 for the bronze. Heather MacCausland finished seventh (2:12.22).
Men's 200-yard breaststroke:
Sophomore Arsenio Bustos lowered the program record he set in the event last year to win the consolation final with a time that would have finished fourth in the championship final (1:52.34). Mason Hunter took 11th (1:54.59).
Women's 100-yard freestyle:
Katharine Berkoff picked up a bronze medal in the event (47.02), with Abbey Webb finishing eighth in the heat (48.17). Sarah Watson finished 15th (48.85), Annabel Crush finished (16th (49.26), and Katherine Helms went 49.14 for 22nd.
Men's 100-yard freestyle:
With six swimmers in the event, the NC State finished fourth (Luke Miller, 41.87), sixth (David Curtiss, 42.44), sixth (Noah Henderson, 42.44), ninth (Bartosz Piszczorowicz, 41.98), eleventh (Nyls Korstanje, 42.68), and twelfth (Giovanni Izzo, 42.69).
Men's platform:
Qualifying in eighth place during prelims, Patrick O'Brien finished the event in 6th place with 336.20 total points. Bayne Bennett finished 20th (268.05) and Renato Calderaro ended in 23rd (251.70).
Women's 400-yard freestyle relay:
The Wolfpack women wrapped up their ACC Championships run with one final bronze medal, clocking in at 3:10.04 in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Katharine Berkoff (47.04) led off and Abbey Webb (48.31), Kylee Alons (47.28) and Abby Arens (47.41) closed out the third-place finish.
Men's 400-yard freestyle relay:
To close out the meet, the Pack men picked up one last ACC Championship relay title, claiming the gold in all five men's relays over the five days of competition. Bartosz Piszczorowicz posted a 42.04 split to lead off the relay, with Luke Miller (41.61), David Curtiss (42.09), and Noah Henderson (41.58) working together to put the team at the top of the podium (2:47.32).
Up next:
The Wolfpack will await official selections for the 2023 NCAA Championships with the women's National Championship to be held March 15-18 in Knoxville, Tenn. and the men's NCAA Championship meet to run March 22-25 in Minneapolis, Minn. The NCAA Zone B Diving qualifier is set for March 5-8 in Knoxville, Tenn., where NC State's divers look to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

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The NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Committee announced its selection of swimmers who will compete at the 2023 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. The Wolfpack women will be represented by 13 individual swimmers at this year's national meet.

NC State's 13 selections ties the second-most in program history for the Wolfpack women and also ties for the fifth-most qualifiers from a single program. In addition to the 13 individuals selected, all five of the Wolfpack's relays qualified to race at the NCAA Championships.

A list of the selected swimmers and the events in which they qualified is below:

Kylee Alons - 100 butterfly, 50 freestyle
Abby Arens - 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 200 IM
Katharine Berkoff - 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle
Aubree Brouwer - 100 breaststroke
Annabel Crush - 200 freestyle
Emma Hastings - 1650 freestyle
Yara Hierath - 400 IM
Heather MacCausland - 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke
Emma Muzzy - 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke
Kennedy Noble - 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM
Andrea Podmanikova - 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke
Grace Sheble - 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 400 IM
Abbey Webb - 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle

NC State will compete at the 2023 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships from March 15-18 at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Nine of NC State's divers continue postseason action as they compete at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships from March 5-8 at the University of Tennessee's Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

Celia Bidwell, Mary O'Neill, Helene Synnott, Clara Tate, Ren Watt, and Ashton Zuburg will represent the Wolfpack women, while Bayne Bennett, Renato Calderaro, and Patrick O'Brien will compete for the Pack men. The meet is held for the divers to advance out of the zone to qualify for a spot to compete at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships held later in the month.

The top 18 finishers in the preliminary session of each event will advance to the finals, which will be contested after the preliminaries for the event are finished.

The top 11 women on the 1-Meter, top nine on the 3-Meter, and top six on the Platform will receive automatic qualification for the NCAA Championships. On the men's side, the top seven on the 1-Meter, the top eight on the 3-Meter, and the top nine on the Platform will also qualify for the National Championship meet.

Sunday, March 5 | Men's 1-Meter (2 p.m. Prelims, 4:15 p.m. Finals) | No livestream for Sunday's event

Bayne Bennett
Renato Calderaro

Patrick O'Brien
Monday, March 6 | Women's 1-Meter (11 a.m. Prelims, 2 p.m. Finals) | Click here for livestream link

Celia Bidwell
Helene Synnott
Clara Tate
Ren Watt
Ashton Zuburg
Monday, March 6 | Men's 3-Meter (4 p.m. Prelims, 6:15 p.m. Finals) | Click here for livestream link

Bayne Bennett
Renato Calderaro
Patrick O'Brien
Tuesday, March 7 | Women's 3-Meter (11 a.m. Prelims, 2 p.m. Finals) | Click here for livestream link

Helene Synnott
Ren Watt
Ashton Zuburg
Tuesday, March 7 | Men's Platform (4 p.m. Prelims, 6:15 p.m. Finals) | Click here for livestream link

Patrick O'Brien
Wednesday, March 8 | Women's Platform (11 a.m. Prelims, 1 p.m. Finals) | Click here for livestream link

Mary O'Neill
Helene Synnott
Clara Tate

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The NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Committee announced its selection of swimmers who will compete at the 2023 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. The NC State Wolfpack sit at the very top of the entry numbers, having 18 swimmers and one diver qualify for the national meet.
NC State's qualification of 18 swimmers and one diver ties the most qualifiers in program history after qualifying the same number of men for last season's meet. The number also marks the most qualifiers of any NCAA program this season. All five of the Wolfpack's relays additionally qualified to race at the NCAA Championships.
In addition to the qualified selection of swimmers being released, freshman diver Renato Calderaro secured his first NCAA Championships qualification over the weekend with his sixth-place finish on the 1-meter springboard at the NCAA Zone B Championships.
A list of the selected athletes and the events in which they qualified is below:
Noah Bowers - 200 butterfly
Arsenio Bustos - 200 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 breaststroke
Renato Calderaro - 1-meter
Zachary Cram - 200 backstroke
David Curtiss - 50 freestyle
Ross Dant - 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle
Will Gallant - 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle
Aiden Hayes - 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly
Noah Henderson - 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly
Mason Hunter - 100 breaststroke
Giovanni Izzo - 200 IM, 100 backstroke
Nyls Korstanje - 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly
Owen Lloyd - 400 IM, 1650 freestyle
Luke Miller - 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly
James Plage - 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle
Bartosz Piszczorowicz - 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle
Drew Salls - 50 freestyle
Kacper Stokowski - 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke
Hunter Tapp - 200 backstroke
NC State will turn its attention to the 2023 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held March 22-25 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Seventeen Wolfpack women are set to begin competition at the 2023 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships this week to conclude the 2022-2023 season. The meet is set to run Wednesday through Saturday at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.



Wednesday, March 15 Saturday, March 18

Times (EST)

Wednesday: 6 p.m. finals
Thursday: 10 a.m. prelims, 12:15 p.m. diving prelims, 6 p.m. finals
Friday: 10 a.m. prelims, 6 p.m. finals
Saturday: 10 a.m. prelims, 3:45 p.m. mile heats, 6 p.m. finals

Event Schedule

Wednesday: 200 medley relay, 800 free relay
Thursday: 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter, 200 free relay
Friday: 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 400 medley relay
Saturday: 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay



Broadcast begins at the start of each Prelims and Finals session
Wednesday Finals
Thursday Prelims | Thursday Diving Prelims | Thursday Finals
Friday Prelims | Friday Finals
Saturday Prelims | Afternoon mile heats | Saturday Finals

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The Wolfpack women qualified 14 individuals for this year's NCAA Championships, tying the most qualifiers in program history set last year. All five of NC State's relays also posted times during the season that earned spots at the national meet.

NC State's women have finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Championships eight times in a row, finishing in fifth place at last year's meet.

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