Tech Swimmers End Year with 181-113 Victory over Louisville

Results

ATLANTA (Feb. 5) – Georgia Tech’s men’s swimming and diving team ended its regular season Saturday with a 181-113 victory at Louisville’s Crawford Pool. The Yellow Jackets scored a season-high in points with victories in 11 of the 16 events to complete their dual-meet season with a 5-6 overall record.

Sophomore David Laitala (Richardson, Texas) capped a strong weekend for Tech as he won the 100 freestyle in 48.14 seconds, the 100 butterfly in 52.11 seconds and was second in 50 freestyle in 22.14 seconds. He captured two first places for the Jackets Friday in the team’s meet against Western Kentucky.

Freshman Shilo Ayalon continued his successful year with a win in the 200 freestyle in 1:44.79 and in the 400 individual medley in 4:10.26. He has registered 17 victories so far in his first year at Tech. Freshman Tomonori Tsuji (Osaka, Japan) won both the 100 freestyle (57.14 seconds) and 200 breaststroke (2:06.13) to continue a solid frosh campaign.

Sophomore Carl Nylander (Tucker, Ga.) won the 1,000 freestyle in 9:54.37, Ayalon won the 200 freestyle, freshman Jorge Oliver (Jacksonville, Fla.) won the 100 backstroke in 53.34 seconds and Tsuji was victorious in the 100 breaststroke, as Tech took a 62-31 lead after the first five events and never looked back.

Freshman Ben Danneman (Tucker, Ga.) won the 1-meter diving competition with 218.62 points and sophomore Leo Salinas (Monterrey, Mexico) capture the 500 freestyle in 4:48.97 to help the Jackets pull away. Tech ended the day by winning the 200 freestyle relay in 1:27.30.

“We are very pleased to win our last dual meet of the season,” said third-year head coach Seth Baron. “It will help us build morale and confidence heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference championships. We had seven different guys win today and it was a great way to end the season.”

Tech is next in action February 24-26 at the ACC Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Tech’s Results

200 Medley Relay: 2. GT-A (Lenyk, Tsuji, Gersbach,Hunter), 1:38.54; 3. GT-B (Nozar, Dye, Hersko, Silver), 1:39.48; 5.GT-C (Longmire, McQuinn, Fennessy, Foster), 1:40.63
1,000 Freestyle: 1. Carl Nylander, 9:54.37; 2. Leo Salinas,10:03.29; 3. Brady Skaggs, 10:06.10
200 Freestyle: 1. Shilo Ayalon, 1:44.79; 4. David Silver,1:48.28; 5. Mark Campbell, 1:48.49
100 Backstroke: 1. Jorge Oliver, 53.34; 4. James Salazar,55.85; 5. Scott Lenyk, N/A.
100 Breaststroke: 1. Tomonori Tsuji, 57.14; 2. RobbieFoster, 59.70; 3. Travis McQuinn, 59.95
200 Butterfly: 3. Charles Gersbach, 1:57.64; 4. James Nozar,2:04.94; 5. John Fennessy, 2:12.22

50 Freestyle: 2. David Laitala, 22.14; 3. Josh Hersko, 22.35; 5. Eric Hunter, 22.69
3-Meter Diving: 2. Ben Danneman, 123.9; 3. Dustin Thorn, 110.25
100 Freestyle: 1. David Laitala, 48.14; 4. Travis McQuinn, 49.91; 6. Eric Hunter, 50.89

200 Backstroke: 1. Scott Lenyk, 1:53.82; 4. Mark Campbell, 5. James Nozar, 2:06.71
200 Breaststroke: 1. Tomonori Tsuji, 2:06.13; 2. Robbie Foster, 2:10.72; 3. Ross Dye, 2:11.77
500 Freestyle: 1. Leo Salinas, 4:48.97; 3. David Silver, 4:51.47; 6. Brady Skaggs, 5:04.18
100 Butterfly: 2. David Laitala, 52.11; 4. John Fennessy, 55.98; 5. Josh Hersko, 57.08
1-Meter Diving: 1. Ben Danneman, 218.62; 3. Dustin Thorn, 146.92
400 Individual Medley: 1. Shilo Ayalon, 4:10.26; 2. Carl Nylander, 4:14.38; 4. Hank Longmire, 4:19.75
200 Freestyle Relay: 1. GT-A (Laitala, Hersko, Dye), 1:27.30; 3. GT-B (Ayalon, McQuinn, Foster, Nozar), 1:29.09; 4. GT-C (Fennessy, Hunter, Campbell, Gersbach), 1:33.16