Jan. 23, 2010
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams dropped meets with Florida State and Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon. The men’s team lost to the Seminoles 212-86 and the Hokies 187-111, while the women fell to FSU 222-76 and V.T. 220-78
With the losses, the men’s team falls to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in ACC meets, while the women fall to 4-7-1 overall, 1-6 in the ACC. The meet was the last for Georgia Tech in the ACC dual meet campaign.
“It’s disappointing to lose the way we did,” said swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “But, at the same time, it shows what we need to work on going into the ACC Championships. We’ll come back, try to fix the problems we’ve had and get geared up for the ACC’s in a couple of weeks”
Things got underway on the day in the 400-medley relay with the Yellow Jacket team of Heidi Hatteberg, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang and Agatha Kwasnik finishing second in a time of 3:51.45. On the men’s side of the 400-medley relay, the team of Johnny Hagaman, Gal Nevo, Travis Wagner and Nigel Plummer finished fourth overall in a time of 3:22.36.
Next in the men’s 200-free, Wagner registered a fourth place finish after hitting the wall in 1:41.60. In the women’s 100-back, Hatteberg also placed fourth with a time of 58.11, while in the men’s 100-breast, Matthew Vaughan finished third overall with a time of 56.26.
In the men’s 200-fly, Nevo continued his impressive 2009-10 season with a come from behind victory, the first of the day for Tech, in 1:50.37. The victory for Nevo was the second in as many weeks in the 200-fly.
Plummer picked up another victory for the Yellow Jackets in the 50 free with a time of 20.53. Teammate Sullivan Lynch finished fourth in the event in 21.12.
Plummer continued his strong performance on the day with a second place finish in the 100-free with a time of 46.13, while Nevo finished in second in the 200-breast in a time of 2:04.25. Vaughan finished in third in the event after hitting the wall in 2:05.07.
Next in the women’s 100-fly, Jordan Evans registered a fourth place finish with a time of 56.66, while on the diving board, senior Hannah Krimm finished in second in the three meter springboard with a final score of 325.65. Krimm also had a third place finish in the one-meter dive with a score of 276.10.
In the men’s three meter dive, Brandon Makinson had a second place finish with a score of 389.-60.
In the men’s 200 IM, Nevo rounded out another outstanding individual day with a victory, his second of the day and his fifth in the previous two meets. Nevo took the event with a time of 1:50.46. The final two events of the day were the women’s and men’s 400-free relay. For the women, Georgia Tech’s team of Kate Riley, Alexis Weber, Sarah Broadley and Kwasnik finished third overall with a time of 3:26.33. On the men’s side of the ledger, the team of Lynch, Way Joe Lee, Eric Chiu and Matt Tang finished fourth in 3:06.02.
The Yellow Jackets return to action on Saturday, Jan. 30th when they host Emory in the squad’s final home meet of the 2009-10 season. Action gets underway at the Aquatic Center at Noon.