Held, USA Win Gold IN 4x100 Relay

RIO de JANEIRO- NC State swimming and diving's Ryan Held created Wolfpack history on Sunday evening at the 2016 Olympic Games, as he helped the United States win a gold medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

NC State swimming and diving's Ryan Held created Wolfpack history on Sunday evening at the 2016 Olympic Games, as he helped the United States win a gold medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

The first international meet of his career for the junior, he swam the third leg of the finals with teammates Caeleb Dressel, Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian. Held posted a split time of 47.73 while the relay squad stopped the clock at 3:09.92. In the prelims Held swam the second leg of the relay, posting a split time of 47.79 to help Team USA clock a time of 3:12.38 to enter finals as the No. 2 seed.

For head coach Braden Holloway, this marks the first gold medalist that he and his staffed has coached. For the swimming and diving team, this is the fourth gold medalist NC State has produced in the 4x100 free relay event and sixth in program history. 

Competition for the Pack will continue Tuesday, as Simonas Bilas and Soren Dahl will both make their debuts in Rio. Bilis is slated to swim the 100m freestyle while Dahl will compete on Denmark's 4x200m freestyle relay. Prelims are slated for a 12 p.m. ET start while finals will commence at 9 p.m. ET.

The Olympic Games will run on television from Aug. 6-13 and be broadcast via NBC. On most days, NBC primetime programming will air from 8 p.m. to midnight ET/PT; daytime from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET/PT; late night from 12:35 a.m. to 1:35 a.m. ET/PT; and replays from 1:35 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. ET/PT.
 
Coverage can additionally be found on the following cable channels: Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and USA Network.  All sessions will be live streamed via NBCOlympics.com.

NC State Swimming And Diving Schedule In Rio
SIMONAS BILIS [Lithuania]
100m Freestyle
            Prelims: Aug. 9 @ 12 PM ET
            Semifinals: Aug. 9 @ 9 PM ET
            Finals: Aug. 10 @ 9 PM ET


50m Freestyle:
            Prelims: Aug. 11 @ 12 PM ET
            Semifinals: Aug. 11 @ 9 PM ET
            Finals: Aug. 12 @ 9 PM ET
 
SOREN DAHL [Denmark]
4x200m Freestyle Relay
            Prelims: Aug. 9 @ 12 PM ET
            Finals: Aug. 9 @ 9 PM ET
 
ANTON IPSEN [Denmark]
1500m Freestyle
            Prelims: Aug. 12 @ 12 PM ET
            Finals: Aug. 13 @ 9 PM ET


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