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March 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Two swimmers, four relays, and three divers from ACC teams scored points on the first day of action at the 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship at the IU Natatorium and the IUPUI Sports Complex.
Four ACC teams are on the scoreboard through six events, led by NC State in 12th with 24 points. Duke is in 19th with 17 points, followed by Florida State in 20th with 16 and Virginia Tech in 24th with 11.
In the first event of the night, the 200 freestyle relay, NC State and Virginia Tech advanced to the consolation final. The Wolfpack placed 12th in 1:18.41 and the Hokies came in 16th in 1:18.82.
Two Seminoles earned individual Honorable Mention All-America accolades. Pavel Sankovich, the ACC Championship Most Valuable Swimmer, finished in 16th in the 200 individual medley in 1:44.61. Mark Weber touched in 19.73 in the 50 freestyle to finish in 14th.
Three divers from the conference reached the finals in the 1-meter diving. Duke's Nick McCrory placed second with 436.60 in the finals for his seventh career All-America honor. Florida State's Tom Neubacher score 345.10 in the preliminaries to advance to the championship final, where he scored 383.50 to earn seventh place. Virginia Tech's Ryan Hawkins advanced to the consolation final where he finished in 14th (312.20).
NC State and Virginia Tech relays scored points in the 400 medley relay, the last event of the day. The Wolfpack team of Michael Camper, Ian Bishop, Barrett Miesfeld, and Jonathan Boffa finished in 10th in 3:08.52 to earn 14 points. Zack McGinnis, Emmett Dignan, Greg Mahon, and Joe Bonk (3:09.83) placed 14th in the event.
All-America Honors are conferred upon those athletes who finish in the top eight of an individual or relay event at the NCAA Championship. Athletes who finish in places 9-16 in the consolation finals of individual or relay events receive Honorable Mention All-American recognition.
Friday's action gets underway at 11 a.m. with preliminaries in the 200 medley relay, 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 800 freestyle relay, and 3-meter diving. Finals in those events will be streamed live on ESPN3 at 7 p.m.