The North Carolina swimming and diving team (1-3) defeated Navy (7-1) in a convincing showing Saturday in Annapolis, Maryland.
In the first meet of the 2017 calendar year, UNC's men's team won 170-130 while the women claimed a 179-119 victory for each team's first win of the year. The Tar Heel men won 11 of their 16 events on the day, led by seniors Jorden Merrilees and Jack Nyquist and junior Henry Campbell. Merrilees, who transferred from Oakland University, won events in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke and was part of the relay team that won the 400-yard freestyle event. Campbell was victorious in the 1,000-yard and 500-yard freestyle, while Nyquist won both the three-meter diving event and one-meter event.
The women’s team also had an outstanding day, winning 11 events of their own. Junior Caroline Baldwin and seniors Hellen Moffitt and Sarah Hitchens each won three events, including both relays. Junior Elissa Dawson swept the diving events and senior Macey Arnold won in the 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle.