Tech Men's Swimming and Diving Places Sixth at Georgia Invitational, Women Finish Ninth

Dec. 2, 2001

ATHENS – Georgia Tech’s men and women’s swimming and diving teams completed competition Sunday at the Georgia Invitational. The Yellow Jacket men finished in sixth place with 347 points, while the women’s squad placed ninth with 37 points.

The Jackets were led by the performances of junior Shilo Ayalon and senior Leo Salinas in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Ayalon placed third in a time of 15:36.26, while Salinas placed fifth. Other strong performances came from junior Josh Hersko, who finished sixth in the 100 free with a season-best time of 45.37, and junior Tomonori Tsuji, who finished seventh in the 200 breast with a time of 2:01.79. Junior James Salazar was ninth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:49.56.

On the women’s side, freshman Cara DeVinny won the bonus final and finished 17th overall in the 200 fly, while teammate Lisa Hancock was 18th. Michelle Maguire was 18th in the 1,650 free in a time of 17:24.43, while Ann Battle was 22nd in that same event. Maguire also finished 20th in the 200 backstroke.

Freshman diver Amy Sutton was the top point scorer of the meet for women. She placed ninth in the one-meter event with a score of 219.10 and was 16th in the three-meter competition.

Georgia captured the women’s title, while Minnesota finished first on the men’s side.

The Yellow Jackets will now break from competition until travelling to face Southeastern Conference opponent Alabama on January 12.

Women*s Final Scores:University of Georgia 813.50Northwestern University 611University of Michigan 511Florida State University 505.50University of Alabama 498University of Minnesota 441Clemson University 380Florida Atlantic University 119Georgia Tech 37Auburn University 16

Men*s Final Scores: University of Minnesota 1018.50 University of Alabama 672.50 University of Georgia 613 Florida State University 576 Clemson University 398 Georgia Tech 347 Florida Atlantic University 239 Auburn University 103

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2001 Georgia Fall Invitational – 12/02/01

Women*s 1650-yard freestyle 1. Emily Claire Fenn (Michigan), 16:39.43. 2. Amy McCullough (Michigan), 16:43.42. 3. Dana Baum (Minnesota), 16:47.83. 4. Stephanie Cranston (Northwestern), 16:50.19. 5. Caroline Burns (Georgia), 16:50.94. 6. Erica Rose (Northwestern), 16:56.16. 7. Kimberly Cober (Clemson), 16:56.58. 8. Liz Dwors (Clemson), 17:04.45. Men*s 1650-yard freestyle 1. Justin Mortimer (Minnesota), 15:16.78. 2. Ryan L*Roy (Minnesota), 15:29.40. 3. Shilo Ayalon (Georgia Tech), 15:36.26. 4. Grant Jollands (Alabama), 15:45.59. 5. Leo Salinas (Georgia Tech), 15:45.70. 6. David Moulder (Minnesota), 15:54.57. 7. Travis Taylor (Clemson), 16:03.11. 8. Scot Davis (Georgia), 16:04.65. Women*s 200-yard backstroke 1. Lindsay Carlberg (Michigan), 1:58.63. 2. Neka Mabry (Georgia), 1:59.41. 3. Erin Abbey (Michigan), 1:59.96. 4. Susie Sample (Northwestern), 2:00.74. 5. Sara Johnson (Michigan), 2:01.15. 6. Megan Moore (Minnesota), 2:03.36. 7. Catalina Casaru (Alabama), 2:02.41. 8. Kate Walker (Clemson), 2:03.92. Men*s 200-yard backstroke 1. Ben Bartell (Minnesota), 1:46.14. 2. Diego Urreta (Minnesota), 1:46.44. 3. Marc Lindsay (Georgia), 1:46.75. 4. Jordie Proffitt (Alabama), 1:47.11. 5. Franck Southon (Alabama), 1:47.18. 6. Mark Henley (Clemson), 1:47.56. 7. Todd Smolinski (Minnesota), 1:48.59. 8. Colin Underhill (Georgia), 1:49.75. Women*s 100-yard freestyle 1. Stefanie Williams (Georgia), 48.76. 2. Maritza Correia (Georgia), 49.09. 3. Jenna Burtch (Clemson), 50.33. 4. Anne Weilbacher (Michigan), 50.65. 5. Irini Kosta (Alabama), 51.02. 6. Dana Baum (Minnesota), 51.05. 7. Erin Swenson (Northwestern), 51.76. 8. Lisa Andersson (Alabama), 51.98. Men*s 100-yard freestyle 1. Allen Ong (Minnesota), 44.61. 2. Terry Silkaitis (Minnesota), 44.89. 3. Nnamnse I Ammons (Florida State), 45.23. 4. Jason Gagnon (Georgia), 45.25. 5. Matt Brado (Georgia), 45.35. 6. Josh Hersko (Georgia Tech), 45.37. 7. Brian Gettelfinger (Minnesota), 46.05. 7. Michael Pigassou (Alabama), 46.05. Women*s 200-yard breaststroke 1. Anne Poleska (Alabama), 2:10.37. 2. Kelli Stein (Michigan), 2:14.67. 3. Keri Hehn (Minnesota), 2:15.85. 4. Lindsey Ertter (Georgia), 2:16.18. 5. Katie Simmons (Northwestern), 2:16.34. 6. Ashley Roby (Georgia), 2:17.92. 7. Viki Van Den Barselaar (Georgia), 2:18.84. 8. Marcy Warriner (Alabama), 2:19.16. Men*s 200-yard breaststroke 1. Jeff Hackler (Minnesota), 1:59.16. 2. Tal Stricker (Florida State), 1:29.68. 3. Gregor Gorge (Clemson), 2:00.36. 4. Wickus Nienaber (Florida State), 2:01.34. 5. Justin Betts (Florida State), 2:01.45. 6. Dov Malnik (Minnesota), 2:01.61. 7. Tomonori Tsuji (Georgia Tech), 2:01.79. 8. Dustin Chalfant (Minnesota), 2:03.98. Women*s 200-yard butterfly 1. Rachel Johnson (Northwestern), 1:59.56. 2. Linn Thornburn (Georgia), 1:59.76. 3. Katie Yevak (Georgia), 1:59.98. 4. Merritt Adams (Northwestern), 2:00.16. 5. Juleen Rodakowski (Minnesota), 2:00.83. 6. Paige Nath (Northwestern), 2:01.21. 7. Christy Olin (Northwestern), 2:01.28. 8. Carmen Cosgrove (Northwestern), 2:02.07. Men*s 200-yard butterfly 1. Stephan Gherghel (Alabama), 1:44.93. 2. Brian Scannell (Georgia), 1:48.56. 3. Randy Lam (Georgia), 1:49.77. 4. Matt Wheeler (Florida State), 1:50.08. 5. Chad Krastins (Minnesota), 1:50.30. 6. Adam Zeibig (Florida Atlantic), 1:50.84. 7. David Laitala (Georgia Tech), 1:51.16. 8. Rob Kummer (Clemson), 1:51.17. Women*s platform diving 1. Marion Reiff (Florida Atlantic), 437.00. 2. Katherine Bortenlanger (Alabama), 347.55. 3. Rachel Korth (Auburn), 289.60. 4. Miranda Matias (Alabama), 285.85. 5. Holly Hanneman (Minnesota), 232.05. Men*s platform diving 1. Caesar Garcia (Auburn), 508.05. 2. Matt Bricker (Auburn), 485.35. 3. Todd Avery (Georgia), 444.40 4. Louis Gagnet (Florida State), 432.05. 5. Colby Carter (Georgia), 370.15. 6. Adam White (Minnesota), 342.65. 7. David Heraly (Minnesota), 334.90. 8. Stewart Smith (Alabama), 328.20. Women*s 400-yard freestyle relay 1. Georgia – Women *A* (Williams, Mabry, Kearns, Correia), 3:19.17. 2. Clemson Women *A* (Hider, Burtch, Thieler, Woodruff), 3:24.75. 3. Northwestern Women *A* (Swenson, Keefe, Adams, Cosgrove), 3:25.39. 4. Florida State – Women *A* (Breen, Cech, Hansen, Dutton), 3:25.54. 5. Michigan – Women *A* (Weilbacher, Abbey, Egnatuk, McCullough), 3:25.74. 6. Alabama – Women *A* Warriner, Kosta, Poleska, Andersson), 3:25.94. 7. Minnesota – Women *A* (Coombe, Baum, Moore, Smedstod), 3:26.72. 8. Florida State – Women *B* (Parkinson, Zemina, Pesce, Lyes), 3:29.73 Men*s 400-yard freestyle relay 1. Minnesota – Men *A* (Taylor, Ong, Silkaitis, Smolinski), 2:58.28. 2. Florida State – Men *A* (Carmen, Ammons, Averett, Marshburn), 3:00.63. 3. Alabama – Men *A* (Gherghel, Wilcox, Ashby, Pigassou), 3:00.76. 4. Georgia – Men *A* (Gagnon, Kintz, Fleischman, Brado), 3:00.99. 5. Minnesota – Men *B* (Bartell, Gettelfinger, Crook, Krastins), 3:02.35. 6. Alabama – Men *B* (Southon, Worby, Proffitt, Flamion), 3:03.81. 7. Clemson – Men *A* (Williams, Wilson, Scheerhorn, Roberts), 3:03.91. 8. Florida State – Men *B* (Paulus, Crock, Stricker, Nienaber), 3:04.64.

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