Feb. 20, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore Shannon Lumbra reached the finals on the 1-meter board and finished seventh overall to highlight Day Two at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championship in Greensboro, N.C.
The Yellow Jackets find themselves in 10th place in the women’s championship standings with 174.5 points, and are just 18 points shy of Pittsburgh in ninth, 20 shy of Miami in eighth and 27.5 away from Duke in seventh. Virginia continues to lead the women’s championship with 516 points.
Lumbra qualified for the 1-meter finals with her score of 302.40 in Thursday’s prelims, then posted a score of 303.85 in the finals, which was good for a tie for seventh place overall — a career-best finish in the ACCs for the Flower Mound, Texas native.
Senior Ashley Hardy just missed a spot in the finals on the 1-meter with her score of 294.65, which placed her ninth overall. Freshman Andrea Demick posted a score of 273.75 that put her 13th overall.
Thursday night’s first event was the 200 free relay and the Jackets team of Erika Staskevicius, Xanna Tracey, Katherine Kerman and Katherine Clark finished 10th in a time of 1:33.71. Clark closed the relay with a strong anchor leg of 23.08 that helped the Jackets rally past Boston College for 10th.
The 500 free saw sophomore Sarah Williford win the C-final with her time of 4:50.77 and add nine points to Georgia Tech’s cause.
The men’s diving championship is also being conducted this week, and fellow freshman Brad Homza and Omar Eteiba each making their ACC debuts. Homza scored 306.15 points and finish 21st, while Eteiba’s score of 275.90 placed him 28th.
Action resumes Friday morning at the Greensboro Aquatic Center at 11 a.m. with preliminary action in the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back. Men’s 1-meter diving and women’s 3-meter diving will also be contested, with the swimming finals sets for 7 p.m.