March 30, 2013
H2Okies grab 21 more points on second day of NCAA Championships
Hawkins named All-American in the 3-meter event


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –The Virginia Tech swimming and diving program tallied 21 more points as Ryan Hawkins led with All-American status on the second day of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships Friday at the IU Natatorium. Hawkins tallied a score of 397.70 to place sixth in the 3-meter for his first honors in the event.

Hawkins secured his All-American status earlier this afternoon as he tallied a scored of 398.20 in the prelims to advance. The junior added a team-high 13 points to the Tech total and was one of three ACC competitors to earn All-America status tonight.

The 200 medley relay team was the first to score for the H2Okies as it came in 15th with a time of 1:26.42, good for four points. The quartet of Zach McGinnis, Nathan Hoisington, Gregory Mahon and Joe Bonk advanced to the finals tied for ninth place to ensure the Honorable Mention All-America honors.

Mahon later finaled in the 100 butterfly as he earned the Honorable Mention All-America honors for the second-straight year as he took 15th with a time of 46.94 after coming in at the 46.30 mark to advance. The senior added two points for the performance.

Sophomore Morgan Latimer placed 24th in the 100 butterfly as he swam a time of 46.93.

McGinnis followed Mahon as he earned Honorable Mention All-America honors for the second-straight year also. The senior placed 15th with a time of 46.82 after he touched the wall at the 46.36 mark to qualify for the consolation final.

The team of Latimer, Michal Szuba, Bonk and Emmett Dignan swam the 800 freestyle relay event with a time of 6:33.22 to place 29th overall to end the night.

In addition to Hawkins, Logan Shinholser and Kyle Butts also dove for Tech in the 3-meter event. Shinholser tallied a score of 331.10 to place 21st, while Butts scored a 329.60 to take 22nd.

Competition will pick back up for the H2Okies tomorrow starting with the prelims at 11 a.m., followed by the finals that will be aired on at 7 p.m. Tech will compete in three events, including the 200 backstroke (McGinnis), 200 butterfly (Mahon, Latimer) and the platform event (Shinholser, Hawkins, Butts).

Team Rankings Through Event 14

1. Michigan 336

2. California 301.5

3. Arizona 234.5

4. Southern Cali 212

5. Florida 196.5

6. Texas 192

7. Stanford 169

8. Auburn 167.5

9. Indiana 151

10. Georgia 106

13. NC State 54

19. Florida St 36

21. Duke 34

22. Virginia Tech 32

27. Virginia 13

35. North Carolina 1

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