Pack grabs five wins in Texas Dual to close out the 22-23 regular season
AUSTIN, TEXAS – The NC State men’s and women’s swim and dive teams ended the 2022-2023 regular season in double meet action with the Texas Longhorns.
The Packmen finished the second day’s competition with 68 points while the Longhorns secured the win with 80 points. In the women’s, NC State finished with 53 points ahead of Texas’ 93.
- Will Gallant set the second-fastest time in the country with his performance in the 1000-yard freestyle. The Collinsville, Connecticut native finished second in the field (8:44.48).
- The Wolfpack women scored some points in the 100-yard backstroke, where they Kylee Alons (52.03) led NC State for second, third, fourth and fifth. Emma Muzy finished second (52.06), Cassie Moses finished fourth (53.56) and Abbey Webb Fifth place (53.61).
- NC State’s dominance in the backstroke continued in the next event, with the Pack Men taking first, second, fourth, and sixth in the 100-yard event. Kapper Stokowski secured the win with a finish of 45.63. Aiden Hayes went for second place with 46.66 Giovanni Izzo (47.06) and hunter tap (47.93) in fourth and sixth place.
- Catherine Berkow clinched her second individual win of the weekend with her performance in the 100 yard freestyle. Her time of 47.87 won by just 0.02 seconds.
- Korstanje (42.68), Henderson (43.15), Piszczorowicz (43.44) and Curtiss (44.10) added points for the men’s 100 yard freestyle with their 2-3-4-6 finishes Added NC State.
- On the men’s one-meter board Bayne Bennett (361.20) finished second in the field, with Renato Calderaro (343.35) added a season best for fifth.
- Senior Heather MacCausland set a new personal best in the 200m breaststroke (2:08.82). The third-place finish time lowered her own No. 6 time in program history, set last season at the 2022 ACC Championships.
- graduate student Mason Hunter added his name to the NC State record book with his fourth-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke. His time of 1:57.28 ranks tenth all-time in program history.
- To end the meeting for the men, senior Noah Bower posted a fast 1:42.21 time in the 200-yard fly to propel him to eighth place in the nation this season. The time was just short of his personal best (1:41.91) set at ACCs last season.
- The Wolfpack women started the morning with a time of 1:27.98 in the 200 yard freestyle relay and finished second in the field. Arens brought the pack forward after the first 50 yards (22.22), with Berkoff (21.69), MacCausland (22.33) and Alons (21.74) rounding out the roster.
- Curtiss led the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay, sharing a 19.37 for the second fastest start distance in the field. Henderson separated 19.12, Miller walked 18.86 and Korstanje secured the win for the pack with his anchor split of 18.95 (1:16.30).
- The NC State women finished the regular season with a win in the 400-yard medley relay (3:29.55). Catherine Berkow led the field on the back stretch (50.86), with MacCausalnd (59.12), Alons (50.88) and Arens (48.69) contributing to the team’s finish.
- Kapper Stokowski went 44.79 in the first 100 of the 400-yard medley relay, a time that now marks the No. 1 time in the nation. Following the reigning national champion’s performance on the back, Hunter went 52.00 on the breast, with Korstanje (44.83) and Tapp (42.60) bringing home the easy win for the pack. Second-placed Texas finished almost a full three seconds behind.
WOMEN’S TOP FINISHERS:
200-yard freestyle relay: Arens, Berkoff, MacCausland, Alons (runner-up – 1:27.98)
100-yard backstroke: Alons (runner-up – 52.03)
100-yard freestyle: Berkoff (first place – 47.87)
200-yard breaststroke: MacCausland (third place – 2:08.82)
200-yard butterfly: G. Sheble (third place – 1:55.34)
1000-yard freestyle: Travis (fourth place – 9:48.49)
400-yard medley relay: Berkoff, MacCausland, Alons, Arens (1st place – 3:29.55)
3 meter jumping: Zuburg (5th place – 312.60)
MEN’S TOP FINISHERS:
200-yard freestyle relay: Curtiss, Henderson, Miller, Korstanje (first place – 1:16.30)
1000-yard freestyle: Gallant (runner-up – 8:44.48)
100-yard backstroke: Stokowski (first place – 45.63)
100-yard freestyle: Korstanje (runner-up – 42.68)
200-yard breaststroke: Hunter (fourth place – 1:57.28)
200-yard butterfly: Bowers (runner-up – 1:42.21)
400m medley relay: Stokowski, Hunter, Korstanje, Tapp (first place – 3:04.22)
1 meter jumping: Bennett (second place – 361.20)
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