The North Carolina swimming and diving team travelled to Knoxville, Tennessee, over the weekend to compete in a two-day dual meet against the Tennessee Volunteers. The men lost by a score of 216-156, and the women fell 205-167.
The first day of events on Friday resulted in slim deficits for both the men and women, as both sides were within 10 points of the Vols.
On the diving side, Jack Nyquist continued his dominance, placing first on the one- and three-meter boards. His three-meter score of 446.93 was only one point shy of the school record, set by David MacDonald in 2009. Elissa Dawson and Maria Lohman also had solid performances on the boards.
The swimmers also saw success in many events. On the women’s side, the relay teams swept both races on the first day. Senior captain Hellen Moffitt also had a solid showing on Friday, placing first in the 200-yard backstroke and contributing to the win in the 400-yard medley relay.
The men had success as well, especially from senior Jordan Merrilees, who placed first in the 500-yard freestyle as well as the 200-yard backstroke.