Jan. 10, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Villanova swimming & diving teams each fell to NC State Friday afternoon at the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center.
The Wildcat women dropped 175-104 to the Wolfpack. Villanova swimmers swept the top three places in the 200 IM with Sara Jurek coming in first (2:08.82), followed by freshman Jessica Randolph (2:12.78) and Mary Snyder (2:17.42).
In the 200 freestyle relay, Fiona Hardie, Katrin Heider, Kaisla Kollanus and Jurek placed first with a time of 1:37.28, and were followed by the quartet of Snyder, Emily Mayo, Hayden Bumgardner and Colleen Lord (1:43.46).
Kollanus finished the meet with a trio of top three finishes. The Hyvinkaa, Finland, native placed second in the 50 freestyle (24.28) and the 100 freestyle (52.07) and earned third in the 100 butterfly (58.37).
Hardie finished second in the 100 butterfly (57.42) and earned third in the 200 butterfly (2:07.03).
Heider placed second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.22 while Mayo finished second in the 500 freestyle with a 5:08.26 final time.
Megan Conrad tapped the wall second in the 200 backstroke (2:09.20) while Lord finished just behind her (2:11.21) for third.
The men fell to NC State, 166-101. Ben Smith had a strong outing, finishing first in the 100 butterfly (51.20) and 200 IM (2:00.04). He swam a leg, alongside Kyle Grant, Chris Tamanini and Jason Moyer, in the 200 freestyle relay to place first (1:27.96).
Grant earned two second-place finishes, in the 100 butterfly (54.79) and 200 backstroke (1:56.26).
Harrison Rodts placed second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:54.23, and earned third in the 200 IM (2:10.70).
Moyer tapped the wall second in the 100 freestyle (48.18), followed by Tamanini (49.42).
In diving, Michelle Hall placed second on both the 1-meter (223.43) and 3-meter (195.30) boards.
The Wildcats are back in the pool for competition in their first home meet of the season, hosting Penn State Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.