Consistency from UNC’s relay teams and contributions from nearly every athlete helped the women’s swimming and diving teams score 839 points, good for a strong fourth-place finish in Greensboro under head coach Mark Gangloff.
“In order to score as many points as we did,” Gangloff said, “it takes a whole team effort, and everybody contributed. I think that we had everybody but two people score points at the meet which is what you need to do if want to be contending at a team competition like this.”
In five relay events, the UNC squads recorded two fifth-place finishes and three fourth-place finishes. The relay finishes were important sources of points for a Tar Heel team which saw just four top-five individual performances.
In her final event of the meet, standout sophomore diver Emily Grund scored a fifth-place finish to go along with top-10 finishes in each of her other two events on previous days.
First-year Gracyn Segard and Paige Burrell also made strong contributions in diving, as each recorded one top-15 finish, a promising sign from the young Tar Heels.
To lead the swimmers, junior Caroline Hauder finished in the top eight of each of her three events, including two of the team’s four top-five individual finishes.
In what will be their final ACC Championship meet at UNC, Bryanna Cameron and Robyn Dryer produced 50 and 27 points, respectively, for the team. Cameron’s best finish was eighth in the 200-meter butterfly while Dryer’s was tenth in the 1650-yard freestyle.