Swimming & Diving ACCtion: October 29-November 1
Nov. 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1
DURHAM, N.C. – The NC State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished what it started yesterday by completing a conference dual meet with Duke and Maryland on Saturday, Nov. 1. The men downed both the Blue Devils (201-151) and the Terrapins (198-151), while the women fell to Duke (216-137) and Maryland (189-162).
The Wolfpack men move to 4-1 (2-1 ACC), while the women now stand at 3-3 (1-3 ACC).
DURHAM, N.C. – The women’s swimming and diving team locked up a pair of ACC wins Saturday afternoon, defeating N.C. State and Maryland, while the men defeated the Terrapins but fell to the Wolfpack at Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion in the second day of the dual meet competition.
The meet began last night at the Casey Natatorium on N.C. State’s campus, and continued today at Duke – with both day’s results totaled to determine the winners.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving team defeated Indain River State College and Florida A&M on Saturday morning at the Morcom Aquatic Center. The men defeated the Indians 181-114 and the Rattlers 217-26. The Women were victorious over IRSC 208-82 and FAMU 213-11.
“I think the team did well especially during this heavy training phase,” FSU head coach Neil Harper said. “You always worry about how hard you work them and how hard you can beat them up, but Indian River is a good team and Florida A&M has some good athletes, but our team got after it and performed well.”
Chapel Hill, N.C - North Carolina's men's and women's swimming and diving teams fell to the nationally-ranked Minnesota aquatic teams Saturday at the Maurice J. Koury Natatorium. Carolina's No. 13 men fell to No. 9 Minnesota in a 220-146 decision. The No. 15 Tar Heel women fell to the No. 11 Golden Gophers 217-151.
Senior Erica Schiffler took first place on the one-meter diving board with a score of 258.75, sweeping both boards during the two-day competition.
Friday, October 31
The Boston College men's and women's swimming and diving team defeated Bryant yesterday with many strong individual performances at the Flynn Recreation Complex Pool. The men's team won 130-113, and the women's team won by a similar margin, 133-110.
On the women's side, Megan Tincher was named the meet's outstanding performer by head coach Tom Groden after a first place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:13.83) and a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.20).
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The swimming and diving team traveled to Carolina Natatorium for a Friday evening non-conference showdown with the Gamecocks, who pulled out a tough victory over the Tigers. Both gamecock squads picked up their first win of the season, while the Clemson men (1-3, 0-2 ACC) and women (2-2, 1-1 ACC) dropped the tough decision 178-119 and 171-128, respectively.
David Giambra got the Tigers off to a good start on the one-meter boards, recording a lifetime-best and school-record 318.60 to defeat the reigning SEC Diver of the Week, Corry Christian, who put up a 309.37. Giambra is now the school record-holder in both the one and three-meter diving events. Giambra would later add a win in the three-meter event with a season best 328.28, again edging Christian for the win.
Wednesday, October 29
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept Virginia Tech in the team’s first home meet of the season Wednesday at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The women earned a 188-110 win while the men defeated the Hokies 189-108.
Liz Shaw broke the AFC pool record in the 200 fly, touching in a time of 1:57.54, an NCAA B mark. The previous record was 1:59.03 set by Cara Lane in 2001. The Cavaliers went 1-2-3 in the event, with classmate Claire Crippen (2:00.84) finishing second and newcomer Joanna Thomas (2:03.75) third.