October 21, 2016
H2Okies lead in all duals after first day of action
Tomorrow marks the annual Margaret Soulen Gilbert Breast Cancer Awareness Meet
Duke with West Virginia and William & Mary
Virginia Tech

Day 1 Results

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech swimming and diving team leads Duke, West Virginia and William and Mary in all of its duals after the first day of quad meet action at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center on Friday. Scores of all of the dual meets can be found below.

Starting off the evening, the H2Okie divers saw senior Ben Schiesl place second in the men’s one meter and sophomore Ashlynn Peters, the reigning ACC Women’s Diver of the Week in the three meter.

Tech thrived in the relay events all night as the H2Okie men and women both placed first in the 200 free relay to kick off the meets. Three H2Okie relay teams claimed the top three sports in the 400 medley relay led by the team of senior Fiona Donnelly, junior Kelly Henry, junior Klaudia Nazieblo and senior Jessica Hespeler with a time of 3:42.49.

Senior Robert Owen took first in the 200 backstroke and 200 with IM with times of 1:46.28 and 1:49.06, respectively. Both times met the NCAA B-cut. Classmate Brandon Fiala immediately followed Owen in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.15.

The H2Okie men dominated the 500 free where freshman Hassler Carroll won his first collegiate event with a 4:30.63. Sophomore Norbert Szabo placed second with a 4:31.80 and sophomore Nathan Pawlowicz’s 4:33.32 was the third-best time. Later in the evening, the top two spots in the men’s 200 fly were occupied by Szabo with a 1:50.85 and junior Christopher Wang with a 1:50.86.

Donnelly continues to excel in the 200 backstroke where she turned in an NCAA B-cut time of 1:58.99 on Friday. Freshman Chloe Hicks placed fifth in the event with a 2:02.14. Nazieblo also had a B-cut time of 1:57.62 in the 200 fly while Hespeler also turned in an impressive time of 4:48.69 in the 500 free.

The final day of quad meet action will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. The meet also marks the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Meet in honor of Margaret Soulen Gilbert, the program’s first NCAA scorer and a member of the Virginia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame.

William and Mary 111.00 53.00 West Virginia University
Virginia Tech 132.00 32.00 William and Mary
Virginia Tech 140.00 27.00 West Virginia University
Duke University 116.00 48.00 William and Mary
Duke University 138.00 29.00 West Virginia University
Virginia Tech 96.50 70.50 Duke University

William and Mary 90.00 71.00 West Virginia University
Virginia Tech 138.00 26.00 William and Mary
Virginia Tech 139.00 28.00 West Virginia University
Duke University 127.00 37.00 William and Mary
Duke University 129.00 38.00 West Virginia University
Virginia Tech 86.00 81.00 Duke University

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