Tech Swimming and Diving Completes Day Two of Competition at Georgia Invitational

Dec. 1, 2001

ATHENS – The Tech men and women’s swimming and diving teams’ second day of competition at the Georgia Invitational was highlighted by another Yellow Jacket men’s swimmer posting an NCAA “B” Qualifying Standard. Tech’s men are in sixth place with 228 points, while the women are ninth with 35 points.

Senior co-captain David Laitala posted a time of 48.61 in the 100-yard butterfly to finish fifth and earn the “B” qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships. Also posting quality swims for the men were senior Leo Salinas, who placed eighth in the 200 free with a season-best time of 1:39.80, and junior All-American Tomonori Tsuji, who finished eighth in the 100 breast with a season-best time of 56.38.

Tech’s men’s 800-yard freestyle relay placed third, the squad’s highest finish of the meet, in a time of 6:42.07. The team was comprised of senior Shilo Ayalon, Laitala, junior Josh Hersko and Salinas.

Ayalon also placed 11th in the 400 IM with a time of 3:59.32, yet another season-best. Senior Carl Nylander was close behind, finishing 14th.

On the women’s side, freshman Cara DeVinny led the way with a 12th-place finish in the 400 IM. She posted her top time of the season, 4:25.97, in the morning’s prelims. Teammate Michelle Maguire was 21st in that same event.

Anna Saum posted a season-best performance in the 100 fly with a time of 57.53.

Action will continue tomorrow with prelims at 9:30 p.m., followed by finals at 3 p.m.

Women*s Day Two Scores:University of Georgia 580Northwestern University 405Florida State University 390.50University of Alabama 354University of Michigan 336University of Minnesota 317.50Clemson University 266Florida Atlantic University 81Georgia Tech 35

Men*s Day Two Scores: University of Minnesota 687 University of Alabama 494 Florida State University 413 University of Georgia 405 Clemson University 276 Georgia Tech 228 Florida Atlantic University 191 Auburn University 66

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2001 Georgia Fall Invitational – 12/01/01

Women*s 200-yard medley relay 1. Alabama – Women ‘A’ (King, Poleska, Kosta, Warriner), 1:41.81. 2. Clemson – Women ‘A’ (Kroeger, Commons, Thieler, Burtch), 1:42.40. 3. Georgia – Women ‘A’ (Mabry, Ertter, Correia, Williams), 1:42.52. 4. Michigan – Women *A* (Carlberg, Stein, Weilbacher, Kaznecki), 1:42.63. 5. Minnesota – Women *A* (Moore, Hehn, Bohlsen, Power), 1:44.03. 6. Florida State – Women *A* (Breen, Dutton, Nethercott, Cech), 1:44.11. 7. Northwestern – Women *A* (Bernard, Simmons, Cosgrove, Keefe), 1:44.19. 8. Northwestern – Women *B* (Sample, Wagner, Adams, Moore) 1:44.57. Men*s 200-yard medley relay 1. Minnesota – Men ‘A’ (Smolinski, Hackler, Krastins, Ong), 1:28.29. 2. Minnesota – Men ‘B’ (Bartell, Malnik, Lundin, Gettlefinger), 1:29.53. 3. Alabama – Men ‘A’ (Proffitt, Reeves, Gherghel, Pigassou), 1:30.20. 4. Florida State-Men *A* (Crock, Betts, Averett, Ammons), 1:30.46. 5. Florida State – Men *B* (Forson, Nienabar, Marshburn, Carmen), 1:31.23. 6. Georgia – Men *A* (Lindsay, Bloom, Scannell, Gagnon), 1:31.25. 7. Georgia Tech – Men *A* (Raines, Foster, Laitala, Comer), 1:31.50. 8. Clemson – Men *A* (Rappold, Gorge, Kummer, Scheerhorn), 1:31.58. Women*s 400-yard individual medley 1. Katie Yevak (Georgia), 4:15.96. 2. Morgan M. Fleming (Georgia), 4:18.52. 3. Catalina Casaru (Alabama), 4:19.99. 4. Rachel Johnson (Northwestern), 4:20.09. 5. Sara Johnson (Michigan), 4:22.45. 6. Virginia W. Pate (Georgia), 4:23.84. 7. Stephanie Cranston (Northwestern), 4:25.07. 8. Katie Simmons (Northwestern), 4:28.22. Men*s 400-yard individual medley 1. Franck Southon (Alabama), 3:50.77 . 2. Ben Worby (Alabama), 3:52.31. 3. Diego Urreta (Minnesota), 3:53.85 . 4. Brent T. McAuliffe (Georgia), 3:56.59. 5. Ryan Plummer (Minnesota), 3:57.16. 6. Grant Jollands (Alabama), 3:58.63. 7. Justin Mortimer (Minnesota), 3:58.99. 8. Randy D. Lam (Georgia), 4:01.21. Women*s 100-yard butterfly 1. Carmen Cosgrove (Northwestern), 54.21 . 2. Anne Weilbecher (Michigan), 54.32 . 3. Merritt Adams (Northwestern), 54.80. 4. Katie Yevak (Georgia), 55.36. 5. Marina Mulyayeva (Florida Atlantic), 55.67. 6, Candice Nethercott (Florida State), 55.70. 7. Juleen Rodakowski (Minnesota), 55.86. 8. Rachel Johnson (Northwestern), 56.06. Men*s 100-yard butterfly 1. Stephen Gherghel (Alabama), 47.22. 2. Chad Krastins (Minnesota), 48.07. 3. Bjorn Lundin (Minnesota), 48.41. 4. Jason Gagnon (Georgia), 48.56. 5. David Laitala (Georgia Tech), 48.61. 6. brian Scannell (Georgia), 48.88. 7. Allen Ong (Minnesota), 49.28. 8. Devin Crock (Florida State), 49.44. Women*s 200-yard freestyle 1. Stefanie Williams (Georgia), 1:46.00. 2. Dana Baum (Minnesota), 1:47.75. 3. Maritza Correia (Georgia), 1:49.25. 4. Jenna Burtch (Clemson), 1:49.36. 5. Amy McCullough (Michigan), 1:49.91. 7. Paige Gilgan (Minnesota), 1:51.48. 7. Christy Cech (Florida State), 1:51.48. Men*s 200-yard freestyle 1. James Wilcox (Alabama), 1:37.40. 2. Matt Taylor (Minnesota), 1:37.84. 3. Stephan Gherghel (Alabama), 1:38.00. 4. Nicolas Kintz (Georgia), 1:38.45. 5. Brandon Crook (Minnesota), 1:38.48. 6. Michael Pigassou (Alabama), 1:39.35. 7. Matt Brado (Georgia), 1:39.49. 8. Leo Salinas (Georgia Tech), 1:39.80. Women*s 100-yard breaststroke 1. Anne Poleska (Alabama), 1:01.12. 2. Marcy Warriner (Alabama), 1:02.21. 3. Kelli Stein (Michigan), 1:02.51. 4. Lindsey Ertter (Georgia), 1:02.82. 5. Mandy Commons (Clemson), 1:02.88 6. Keri Hehn (Minnesota), 1:03.35. 7. Ashley Roby (Georgia), 1:03.45. 8. Emma Dutton (Florida State), 1:03.53. Men*s 100-yard breaststroke 1. Jeff Hackler (Minnesota), 54.83. 2. Wichus Nienaber (Florida State), 54.86. 3. Travis Howard (Florida Atlantic), 55.23. 4. Alex Berger (Florida Atlantic), 55.33. 5. Charles Reeves (Alabama), 55.50. 6. Tal Stricker (Florida State), 55.57. 7. Justin Betts (Florida State), 56.16. 8. Tomonori Tsuji (Georgia Tech), 56.38. Women*s 100-yard backstroke 1. Michelle King (Alabama), 55.80. 2. Neka Mabry (Georgia), 55.92. 3. Laura Kaznecki (Michigan), 55.94. 4. Lindsay Carlberg (Michigan), 55.97. 5. Stefanie Williams (Georgia), 56.34. 6. Erin Abbey (Michigan), 56.48. 7. Susie Sample (Northwestern), 56.74. 8. Sara Johnson (Michigan), 57.30. Men*s 100-yard backstroke 1. Todd Smolinski (Minnesota), 48.22. 2. Ben Bartell (Minnesota), 48.96. 3. Diego Urreta (Minnesota), 49.85. 4. German Martinez (Clemson), 50.11. 5. Jordie Proffitt (Alabama), 50.28. 6. Brendan Ashby (Alabama), 50.35. 7. Richard Marzonie (Florida Atlantic), 51.25. 8. Tommy Rappold (Clemson), 51.63. Women*s 3-meter diving 1. Lane Bassham (Alabama), 503.65. 2. Chelsie Lerew (Florida State), 484.80. 3. Courtney McClow (Florida State), 458.55. 4. Kim Bahmer (Minnesota), 436.85. 5. Katherine Bortenlanger (Alabama), 430.75. 6. MollyPurvis (Georgia), 427.25. 7. Brooke Bassham (Georgia), 418.30. 8. Lauren Walker (Florida State), 388.75. Men*s 1-meter diving 1. Kris Daugherty (UGA), 296.40. 2. Matt Bricker (Auburn), 284.95. 3. Louis Gagnet (FSU), 284.65. 4. Todd Avery (UGA), 281.25. 5. Stewart Smith (Alabama), 274.85. 6. Craig Thomas (Clemson), 270.80. 7. Caesar Garcia (Auburn), 267.45. 8. Anthony DiGiagcco (FSU) 262.40. Women*s 800-yard freestyle relay 1. Georgia – Women ‘A’ (Kearns, Williams, Fleming, Correia), 7:21.42. 2. Northwestern – Women ‘A’ (Swenson, Cosgrove, Cranston, Adams), 7:25.90. 3. Alabama – Women ‘A’ (Poleska, Kosta, Andersson, Casaru), 7:26.77. 4. Georgia – Women *B* (Rose, Ertter, Burns, Mabry), 7:28.82. 5. Minnesota – Women *A* (Gilgan, Baum, solfelt, Coombe), 7:30.97. 6. Florida State – Women *A* (Hansen, Cech, Breen, Lo), 7:31.32. 7. Northwestern – Women *B* (West, Simmons, Meade, Sample) 7:35.10. 8. Florida State – Women *B* (Pesce, Leach, Marcus, Nagy), 7:36.59. Men*s 800-yard freestyle relay 1. Alabama – Men *A* (Southon, Wilcox, Pigassou, Gherghel), 6:30.72. 2. Minnesota – Men *A* (Silkaitis, Crook, Taylor, Mortimer), 6:33.68. 3. Georgia Tech – Men *A* (Ayalon, Laitala, Hersko, Salinas), 6:42.07. 4. Georgia – Men *A* (Kintz, Brado, Lindsay, Cover), 6:43.56. 5. Alabama – Men *B* (Flamion, Worby, Jollands, Ashby), 6:44.84. 6. Minnesota – Men *B* (Ong, Gettelfinger, McCaffrey, L*Roy), 6:45.09. 7. Clemson – Men *A* (Scheerhorn, Hitchcock, Henley, Taylor), 6:49.49. 8. Florida Atlantic – Men *A* (Szymanski, Zeibig, Muncie, Head), 6:53.96.