Meet Preview: Minnesota vs. North Carolina State
Jan. 22, 2014
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When • Friday, January 24, 6:00pm CT | Saturday, January 25, 10:00am CT
Where • University Aquatic Center | Minneapolis, Minn.
Schedule of Events • Friday, January 24th: 200 Free Relay, 1 Meter Diving, 1000 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Fly, 50 Free, 200 IM, 400 Medley Relay | Saturday, January 25th: 200 Medley Relay, 3 Meter Diving, 400 IM, 100 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 500 Free, 200 Breast, 400 Free Relay
Pack the Pool • Friday January 24th is the annual “Pack the Pool” event, make sure to join us for a fun home meet featuring free admission, Goldy, face-painting and a free t-shirt to the first 100 fans!
Side-by-Side • Senior captain Derek Toomey, holds faster top times this season in both the 50-yard free with a 19.61 and the 100-yard free with a 43.46 in comparison to N.C. State’s top sprint free times clocking in at 19.69 and 43.70 respectively. Distance freestyler CJ Smith’s 500-yard free top time is a 4:24:38, which is seven seconds faster than the Wolfpack’s top time. Smith’s 1000-yard free top time of 9:08.98 is an impressive 13 seconds faster than N.C. State’s time of 9:22.29. However, N.C. State’s 200-yard free top time is exactly one second faster than Kyler Van Swol’s 1:38.32.
North Carolina State is coming into Friday with a better 100-yard backstroke time that is around a second faster than freshman Daryl Turner’s top time of 47.63. However, Carl Newenhouse has a 200-yard back time of 1:45.80 which is nearly two seconds faster than N.C. State.
In the 100-yard breaststroke, Minnesota’s Nick Hatanaka’s top time of 55.30 is just over a second behind the Wolfpack’s 54.19, however Nick Hatanaka’s 200-yard breaststroke time of 2:00.60 is faster than N.C. States top time.
Kyler Van Swol’s top times in both butterfly events are faster than North Carolina State’s; Kyler Van Swol holds a 47.19 in the 100-yard fly and a 1:45.02 in the 200-yard fly.
Minnesota top times in the individual medley events also dominate against North Carolina State. Once again, Kyler Van Swol has a faster time in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:47.69. In the 400-yard IM, Jakub Maly holds the top time spot with a 3:48.94, which is around five seconds faster than N.C. State.
Gopher men’s diving looks strong in comparison to the Wolfpack, with both Manny Pollard and Dylan Zoe scoring better in the 1 Meter with 348.35 points and 332.03 points respectively. Minnesota has an even better top diving lead in the 3 Meter where Manny Pollard with a 372.00, Dylan Zoe with a 348.35 and Erik Larsen with a 319.13 outrank N.C. State’s top score of 273.70.
Ranks • The Minnesota Men’s swimming and diving program is currently ranked No. 16 according to the NCAA. They previously held a ranking of No. 5 in late 2013. The drop in the ranks is certainly not due to the result of the Gopher Men’s last meet; they picked up another “W” against Hawaii on January 11, 2014. The team’s record improved to 5-1, with their only loss against No. 3 Florida early this season. North Carolina State is not ranked.