The No. 9 UNC women won all five events Thursday night to jump out with 335 points. Virginia Tech is second (123 points), and 12 teams have scored overall.
The No. 23 UNC men's team leads the field with 284 points. Pittsburgh is second (207), and LSU is third (136).
Junior Kevin Erndl led the charge. He tied the school record in the 50-yard freestyle when he won in 20.06 seconds.
UNC's women won both relays Thursday. Erika Acuff, Jessi Perruquet, Katie Hathaway and Christy Watkins won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:33.92, and the unit of Summer Mack, Hathaway, Acuff and Perruquet captured the 400-yard medley relay in 3:45.00.
On the men's side, the UNC team of Kert Johnson, Chris Helin, Sebastien Moity and Erndl won the 400-yard medley relay in 3:18.94.
A pair of UNC freshmen won
500-yard freestyle titles. Perruquet won the women's event in a career-best time of 4:48.82, and Yuri Suguiyama swam to victory in a time of 4:26.46 for the men.
Acuff won the 200-yard individual medley for women with a time of 2:01.00, and Helin was the men's winner in 1:48.79. Watkins won the women's 50-yard freestyle in 23.44.
Competition continues today, with preliminaries starting at 10 a.m. and finals beginning at 6 p.m.