Hancock Posts School Record on Day One of ACC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships

Feb. 20, 2003


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore Lisa Hancock established a school record in the 200-yard individual medley Thursday at the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of North Carolina’s Koury Natatorium. The Jackets are in eighth place in the meet with 55 points.

Hancock posted a lifetime best swim with a time of 2:03.89 in the event to meet the NCAA “B” qualifying standard and win the consolation final (17th overall). Classmate Cara DeVinny took second in the heat to place 18th overall.

Tech’s 400 medley relay team of Anna Saum, Laura Heiser, Meghan DeVinney and Moeko Wallis also posted a school record, clocking a time of 3:49.55 to finish seventh. The 200 medley relay squad of DeVinney, Elizabeth Foster, Saum and Wallis took sixth in 1:36.17.

Freshman diver Laurissa Prystaj also scored for Tech with a 12th-place finish on the one-meter board. She tallied 224.70 points.

Florida State took the lead after the first day of competition with 207 points to lead Virginia, which scored 195 points. Maryland stands in third place after the first day with 185 points. Rounding out the field, North Carolina is fourth (183) followed by Clemson (115), NC State (96), Duke (56), and the Yellow Jackets (55).

Action resumes Friday at 11 a.m. for the preliminary session, followed by finals at 7 p.m.