Jackets Travel to Blacksburg for ACC Tri-Meet

Jan. 18, 2007

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Blacksburg, Va., for an Atlantic Coast Conference Tri-Meet with Virginia Tech and Maryland this Saturday at 1 p.m.

“It’s our last meet before the ACC Championships so it’s our last chance to see where we are at right now,” said Tech coach Stuart Wilson. “It gives all three of the teams an opportunity to see where they all stack up against one another before the conference meet begins in a couple of weeks.”

Ryan Bishop is coming off a solid weekend for the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 0-2 ACC), finishing first in four events. Bishop, a senior from Signal Mountain, Tenn., became the first Tech swimmer to earn the ACC Performer of the Week honors this year, announced this past Monday. He ranks in the top 10 in the conference in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.76), 200 individual medley (1:50.98) and 400 IM events (3:56.90).

On the women’s side (4-5, 1-2 ACC), Elizabeth Stowe leads the way with two ACC rankings in the distance freestyle events. Stowe, a junior from Lawrenceville, Ga., stands seventh in the 1,000 freestyle (10:06.60) and eighth in the 500 free (4:54.65).

Alison Walker, a senior from Marietta, Ga., holds the league’s fourth-best swim in the 100 breast, posting a season-best time of 1:03.78 against Florida Atlantic last weekend. She just missed clocking a NCAA `B’ standard of 1:03.55.

Tech will return to action on Feb. 14-17, for the Women’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships and Men’s Diving Championships, in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Men’s ACC Swimming Championships will run from Feb. 21-24, in Chapel Hill.

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