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SWIM/DIVE: Pack Breaks Records on Senior Day Against UNC

Posted February 2, 2013

— The NC State swimming & diving teams broke multiple pool and school records, while setting a few top-10 all time marks on Saturday against the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Willis R. Casey Natatorium. Despite the Wolfpack's efforts, the 22nd-ranked men's team fell to the 16th-ranked Tar Heels, 159.50-140.50, while State women's team came up short against No. 14 UNC, 157-142.

"Overall, I was happy with the way we performed today," said head coach Braden Holloway. "It was nice to recognize the seniors and I wish we could have sent them out with a win, but they led us today and kept fighting."

Freshman Louis Wojciechowski etched his name in the record books with his performance in the 200 freestyle, completing the event with a time of 1:36.74, the third fastest time in school history and fastest of the season by a Wolfpack swimmer in the event. Wojciechowski's time was good for first, finishing a full second ahead of his closest competitor.

Reed Wheeler, a freshman from Mooresville, N.C., touched the wall with a time of 49.14 in the 100 backstroke to claim first and post the sixth fastest time in program history. The score was also the best time posted in the event on the season by a State swimmer.

In the 200 butterfly, Christian McCurdy set the school record with a time of 1:46.92. Junior Jake Matysek timed in at 2:00.08 in the 200 breaststroke, setting a new pool record and posting the fifth fastest time in school history. McCurdy and Matysek's times were good for first in their respective events.

Freshman Payton Schrum claimed first in the 100 breaststroke with her time of 1:03.93, a new pool record and fifth fastest time in program history. Schrum's classmate, Kristin Connors, also moved her way into the history books by recording the ninth fastest time in the 500 freestyle (4:55.40).

"We had some people step up in a lot of areas, including some freshmen," Holloway said. "I think they showed fans what the future could look like with our program."

NC State's relay teams finished first in the 200 freestyle relay on the men's and women's sides. Marifrances Henley, Hannah Freyman, Allison Hendren and Riki Bonnema combined to post a time of 1:32.53, the third fastest time in school history and a new pool record. Simonas Bilis, Jonathan Boffa, Joe Martin and David Williams teamed up to record a time of 1:19.89.

In diving, senior Hudson Rains did not let the emotions of senior day affect him as he notched the top score on the one-meter and three-meter boards. Rains posted a 366.75 on the three-meter and a 385.95 on the one-meter, claiming first in both events. State divers finished one, two and three on the three-meter board as Charles Retter finished second (335.10) and Chris Arcara claimed third (317.10).

"Our divers were awesome today," Holloway added.

On the women's side, senior Hannah Hopkins registered the top score on the three-meter diving board with a 318.52, while freshman Rachael Mumma took first on the one-meter board (308.72). Hopkins finished second on the one-meter board with a 277.80 and Mumma notched a 307.50 on the three-meter, also good for second.

The Wolfpack has now completed the regular season portion of its schedule and will return to action at the ACC Championships. The women's ACC's will be held Feb. 20-23 along with the men's diving championships in Greensboro, N.C., at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The men's swimming ACC Championships will be Feb. 27- Mar. 2, at the same venue.

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