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Feb. 1, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - NC State sophomore Brandon Kingston claimed five individual titles en route to being recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week presented by Chevrolet. Virginia Tech junior Erika Hajnal registered five top-two finishes and has been selected as the league's Women's Performer of the Week presented by Chevrolet.
Kingston competed in five individual events across two different meets last week, finishing first in all five. In a dual meet with conference foe and 12th-ranked North Carolina Thursday the Ontario, Canada, native collected victories in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events. He posted times of 1:40.31 and 4:34.47 respectively. Two days later against Old Dominion, Kingston clinched wins in the 200 and 500 for the second consecutive meet, while also taking top honors in the 1650 freestyle. The Wolfpack defeated the Monarchs 163-136.
Hajnal recorded an NCAA `B' qualifying time of 4:49.86 in the 500 freestyle to take second place in tri-meet action against No. 14 Indiana and No. 16 Louisville Friday. She also finished second in the 1000 freestyle with a 9:57.81 clip. Both times broke Louisville pool records. A day later, the Budapest, Hungary, native raced to victories in the 200 butterfly, 500 freestyle and 1000 freestyle. The Hokies defeated Cincinnati 193-106 and Kentucky 159-135.