Jan. 25, 2014
Score • W, 190.5-156.5
Recap • After day one of the dual meet against North Carolina State the Golden Gophers were up 100-83. Saturday's conclusion of the meet included: 200 medley relay, 3 meter diving, 400 IM, 100 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 500 free, 200 breast, and the 400 free relay.
Similar to yesterday, Minnesota's Sarah McCrady took first in the women's 3 meter diving. She scored a 341.40 followed by two more Gophers for second and third place in addition to first.
The Gopher women gave up some points to N.C. State during the beginning of day two. However men's and women's head coach Kelly Kremer described Carl Newenhouse's gold finish in the 200-yard backstroke as the race that really gave both the Gopher men and women the momentum to win the dual meet.
Rebecca Weiland took first in the 100-yard fly with a time of 53.36.
Kierra Smith took first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a 2:12.29, finishing nearly six seconds faster than N.C. State. "She took charge in the 200 breast from start to finish was dynamite," Coach Kremer.
The 400-free relay resulted in another Gopher `W'. The relay team of Rebecca Weiland, Lauren Votava, Tori Simenec, and Blake Zeiger took first with a time of 3:21.65, that men's and women's head coach Kelly Kremer said he couldn't be happier with them ending the meet.
The Minnesota women's swimming and diving 2013-2014 record improves to 7-0.
After the meet Coach Kremer stated, "We are really lucky to have a team like N.C. State come in this time of the year, they are getting ready for their championship season just like we are. Our coaching staff is so proud of how we responded today and made things happen. They responded just like you want a championship team respond."
Next Meet • Minnesota heads to West Lafayette, Indiana next weekend for a triple B1G dual. The Gophers will take on Wisconsin and Purdue. The meet will begin on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6:00pm CT, and will continue on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:00pm CT.
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