Four ACC Teams in the Top 25 Through 14 Events

March 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ( – Eight individual finalists highlighted action for ACC teams on Friday at the 2013 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship at the IU Natatorium and the IUPUI Sports Complex.

NC State leads all ACC teams in the standings in 13th place with 54 points. Florida State has 36 points in 19th place, Duke is in 21st with 34 points, and Virginia Tech has tallied 32 points in 22nd. Virginia has 13 points in 27th place and is followed by North Carolina in 35th with one point.

Florida State and Virginia Tech started the scoring for the ACC teams on Friday in the 200 medley relay. The Seminole squad of Pavel Sankovich, Jared Pike, Mark Weber, and Paul Murray touched in 1:25.80 to place 10th and earn 14 points. Virginia Tech’s Zach McGinnis, Nathan Hoisington, Greg Mahon, and Joe Bonk came in 15th (1:26.31).

North Carolina’s Tom Luchsinger got the Tar Heels on the board in the 400 individual medley. The senior swam 3:44.94 in the preliminaries to earn a spot in the consolation final, where he placed 16th (3:46.90).

In the 100 butterfly, Barrett Miesfeld swam 46.16 in preliminaries to advance to the championship final and earn All-America accolades. In the final, Miesfeld improved to 46.14 to finish in seventh. Virginia Tech’s Greg Mahon was 15th in the event (46.94).

Pavel Sankovich earned six points for the Seminoles in the 100 backstroke with an 11th place finish (46.03). Virginia Tech’s Zach McGinnis placed 15th in 46.82.

Duke’s Nick McCrory and Virginia Tech’s Ryan Hawkins represented the conference in the championship final of the 3-meter. McCrory earned his eighth career All-America honor with a second place finish with 440.40 in the finals, and Hawkins tallied 397.70 to place sixth. Virginia’s JB Kolod scored 357.25 in the consolation final to finish in 12th place.

NC State and Virginia scored points in the 800 freestyle relay, the last event of the night. Jonathan Boffa, Simonas Bilis, Brandon Kingston, and David Williams combined to set a new Wolfpack record in 6:22.53 and finish in ninth place. Nick Alexiou, Parker Camp, Tom Barrett, and Jon Buerger earned eight points for the Cavaliers in 13th place (6:23.79).

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.

Saturday’s action gets underway at 11 a.m. with preliminaries in the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 400 freestyle relay, and platform diving. Finals in those events, plus the 1650 freestyle, will be streamed live on ESPN3 at 7 p.m.


Team Rankings Through Event 14

1. Michigan 336

2. California 301.5

3. Arizona 234.5

4. Southern Cali 212

5. Florida 196.5

6. Texas 192

7. Stanford 169

8. Auburn 167.5

9. Indiana 151

10. Georgia 106

13. NC State 54

19. Florida St 36

21. Duke 34

22. Virginia Tech 32

27. Virginia 13

35. North Carolina 1