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No. 13/22 Sun Devils Hit East Coast for NC State Invite

Nov 16, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 13/22 Sun Devils hit the east coast this week for their first combined trip of the season when both teams will compete in the NC State Invitational in Greensboro, North Carolina, from November 18-20 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

The event, which will feature the men's and women's teams from NC State, Duke, Stanford, Penn State, Army, UNC and ASU, will employ a championship-style format that includes morning preliminary races and evening finals.

Prelims will begin each morning at 9:30 a.m. EST, with finals slated for 5:30 p.m. EST.

Due to conference rules, a live stream of the event is unavailable. Live results will be made available, and fans will be notified where to follow along.

Both Sun Devil swimming teams will square off against terrific, top-ranked opponents in Greensboro, as the men's and women's teams from NC State, Stanford and UNC were ranked in the CSCAA's preseason top-25 polls.

To stay up to date with the Sun Devils' performance this week, follow the team's Twitter, @ASUSwimDive.

Both Sun Devil squads are nearly two weeks removed from their last competition, when they were edged by the USC Trojans on Nov. 6.

It was the first loss for the No. 22 ranked women's team, after two impressive wins over Pac-12 opponents to begin the year in Washington State and UCLA.

The highly-anticipated Sun Devil debut for freshman Léon Marchand went as advertised in the men's season opener against the Trojans. The true freshman Marchand won all three events he competed in -- the 200 fly, 200 back and 200 IM. His time of 1:43.69 in the 200 IM is currently the fastest time in the nation and the fourth best in program history.

  1. Attila Czene, 1:42.72 (2000)
  2. Cameron Craig, 1:42.75 (2017)
  3. Grant House, 1:42.83 (2019)
  4. Léon Marchand, 1:43.69 (11/6/21)


Redshirt sophomores Jade Foelske and Lindsay Looney continue to serve as a formidable one-two punch in the butterfly events. Each have earned at least one win in the 100 or 200 fly race this year. Against USC, Looney won the 200 fly and Foelske came in third. In the 100 fly, the two finished second and third, respectively, and were separated by less than a second.