Swimming & Diving Downs Emory on Senior Day

Jan. 30, 2010


ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving team capped their 2009-10 regular season on Saturday by sweeping Emory at the Aquatic Center. The men’s team recorded a 169-123 win, while the women’s squad was victorious 174-122.

With the victories, the men’s team ends the regular year with a 5-6 overall mark, while the women’s team finished with a 5-7-1 record. The meet was Georgia Tech annual Senior Day meet, in which 13 Yellow Jacket senior student-athletes were honored before action got underway.

“I’m really happy for our 13 seniors to get out of here on a good note,” said swimming coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “I think the most important thing was that everyone had a lot of fun out there today and it was a great way for all of us to end the year on here.

“I think overall we saw some improvements, especially in our strategy. I think we’ve positioned ourselves to go into the ACC Championships with a lot of confidence.”

Things got underway on the day in the women’s 200-medley relay, in which the Georgia Tech’s “A” team of Jessie Mason, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang and Agatha Kwasnik finished first, hitting the wall in 1:45.55. On the men’s side of the 200-medley relay, the team of Johnny Hagaman, Eric Chiu, Travis Wagner and Nigel Plummer finished first in a time of 1:32.38.

Next up in the women’s 200-free, Kwasnik registered the first individual win of the day for the Jackets after hitting the wall in 1:51.36. On the men’s side of the 200-free, Travis Wagner placed first with a time of 1:41.76.

The winning continued in the women’s 100-back for the Jackets, as Hatteberg finished in the top spot overall with a time of 56.79. On the men’s side, Hagaman notched an individual victory after hitting the wall in 50.79.

Pucci, a senior, put herself in to the win column with a victory on the 100-breast with a time of 1:06.32, while in the men’s 100-breast, Matthew Vaughan was the top finisher overall with a time of 55.73. Next in the 200-fly, Keren Siebner continued the winning streak for the Jackets after posting a time of 2:06.16, while on the men’s side, Ralph Long took the top spot finishing in 1:52.69. Senior Way Joe Lee took an event of his own in the 50-free after hitting the wall in 21.09.

Up next on the springboard dive, Hannah Krimm recorded her first win of the day in the one meter with a final mark of 312.00. On the men’s side of the one meter dive, freshman Chris Khosravi earned a win of his own with a 346.25 mark in the finals. Krimm and Khosravi also were victorious in the three meter springboard, as Krimm posted a 346.35 in the finals and Khosravi posted a 343.73.

Kwasnik, picked up her second win of the day in the 100-free, hitting the wall in 51.34. On the men’s side of the 100-free, Jeffrey Phillips picked up another win for the Jackets with a time of 46.79.

Next in the women’s 200-back, Hatteberg picked up her second win of the afternoon after hitting the wall in 2:03.05. In the men’s portion of the men’s 200-back, Hagaman, a senior, became a two-time winner after finishing in 1:53.47.

Next in the men’s 200-breast, Vaughan became the fourth Tech swimmer to earn a second win on the afternoon, finishing in a time of 2:03.55. In the women’s 500-free, Sarah Broadley was victorious after hitting the wall in 5:04.47.

The final two victories on the day came in the women’s and men’s 100-fly. Siebner became the sixth Yellow Jacket to win two events after finishing with a time of 57.11 in the women’s portion of the event, while on the men’s side, freshman Eric Chiu won with a time of 50.49.

The Yellow Jackets are now idle until the 2010 ACC Championships, which will be held in Chapel Hill, N.C. The women’s championships will take place from Feb. 17-20, while the men’s championships will be run from Feb. 24-27.


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