College Sports

NC State Wolfpack wrestlers top Kent State

Backed by four bonus point wins, including two pins, the N.C. State wrestling team defeated visiting Kent State 26-13 Saturday afternoon in Reynolds Coliseum.

Redshirt-junior Nick Gwiazdowski set a new school record with his 42nd straight victory, and his pin at 285 pounds clinched the dual for the Wolfpack (12-4).

Duke: Trey Adamson (174 pounds), Connor Bass (157) and Mitch Finesilver (133) each captured titles in their weight classes to lead the Duke wrestling team to a successful outing at the Appalachian State Open. The Blue Devils placed 10 wrestlers among the top four across the nine divisions in which Duke was represented.

Duke placed at least one wrestler in the top four in each of the weight classes in which a Blue Devil was represented and grabbed the top two spots at 174 pounds.

Track and field

Duke: Junior Megan Clark placed first in the women’s pole vault with a 13-5.25 (4.10) on the final session of the two-day Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. Freshman Madison Heath finished fourth, clearing 12-11.50 (3.95) for the fourth-best mark in school history.

Swimming and diving

UNC: The No. 20 UNC built an early lead and never looked back in defeating the Cavaliers 192-106 in a dual meet action at the University of Virginia Aquatics & Fitness Center in Charlottesville.

The 18th-ranked Carolina women overcame the No. Cavaliers 156.5-143.5.

Baseball

Saint Augustine’s: Standout pitcher Bryan Rivera was named to the 2015 Division II Preseason Atlantic Region Baseball First Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Rivera was one of two CIAA players who made either the first or second team. Catcher Connor Andrus of Winston-Salem State University was selected to the second team.

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