Swimming & Diving Returns from Break; Hosts NC State on Saturday

Jan. 14, 2010

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams return to action on Saturday when they host ACC foe NC State at the Aquatic Center beginning at 11 a.m. The meet is the first for the Yellow Jackets since they hosted the GT Invitational from Nov. 20-22 and is their first dual meet since Oct. 31st.

Saturday morning’s dual meet will consist of 16 events with the 400-medley relay, the 1000 freestyle, the 400 IM and the 400 free relay. Fans can follow the meet via the live stats link at www.RamblinWreck.com.

“We’re definitely excited to race again,” said swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “Obviously it’s been two months since we’ve been in action and we’ve worked really hard in the pool. With an ACC rival like NC State coming in, you know you’re going to be in for a hard-fought dual meet.

“We’re just excited to get back in the pool and race. It should be a great meet.”

The men’s team comes into the weekend with a 3-4 record overall, 1-2 in ACC meets. The Jackets are led by junior Nigel Plummer, who registered season-best times in both the 50-free (20.02) and the 100-free (44.27) at the GT Invitational.

The women’s team is 4-4-1 on the year (1-3 in ACC action). Tech is led Agatha Kwasnik, who has registered team-high finishes in both the 100-free (50.75) and 200-free (1:49.72). Also, diver Hannah Krimm has been impressive on the season, as she broke the school record in the 100 platform dive earlier in the year.

NC State’s men’s squad comes into Saturday’s meet with a 3-0 record in dual action and is also coming off a long layoff. The last time the Wolfpack participated in a dual meet was back on Nov.7th when they knocked off Davidson 167-100.

The NC State women’s team sports a 4-1 overall record and has also not dueled against competition since Nov. 7th against Davidson (a 157-129 win). Both the men’s and women’s squad’s participated at the GT Invitational and finished in fifth place.

All-time, NC State gas a 12-7 edge over the Tech men, while the Wolfpack women’s team holds a 4-2 all-time advantage over the Yellow Jackets.

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