Wang & Correia Highlight Friday's Action for the Jackets at Virginia Tech

Jan. 6, 2017

Day 1 Meet Results (PDF)

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Georgia Tech swimming and diving program swept the 100 free events with Iris Wang winning the women’s race and Rodrigo Quadros Correia touching the wall first in the men’s event to highlight day one of competition on Friday versus both Virginia Tech and Kentucky in Blacksburg, Va.

The women’s team trails host Virginia Tech 95-36 and Kentucky 99-32, while the men’s team sits behind the Hokies 92-39 and the Wildcats 93-38.

The three teams will conclude the double-dual meet tomorrow with the first event set to begin at 9 a.m. and will include the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay, 1-meter women’s and the 3-meter men’s diving events.

Live results for both days of competition can be found HERE or on the Meet Mobile app.

Women’s Highlights

Wang picked up a win for the Jackets in the 100 free, as the sophomore touched the wall in a time of 50.46, while junior Kaitlin Kitchens also picked up points for Tech with her fifth-place finish and her time of 51.70.

Junior Alex Rieger also scored for the Yellow Jackets with her fifth-place finish in the 200 back with a time of 2:02.46. Rieger finished ahead of Tech’s Sara Gilbert (2:04.62) who placed eighth.

In the 200 breast, freshman Kristen Hepler recorded a fifth-place finish with a time of 2:18.96.

Laura Branton (2:06.38) and Chloe Miller (2:06.91) went sixth and seventh in the 200 fly event, while in the 3-meter diving event, freshman Carly Doi took seventh-place overall with a score of 256.90.

Four freshmen competed for the Yellow Jackets in the 1650 free led by Emily Ilgenfritz’s time of 17:40.04, which was good enough for eighth-place overall.

The 400 free relay team of Wang, Ilgenfritz, Kira de Bruyn and Kitchens earned a third-place finish with their time of 3:27.46 to close out day one of the two-day meet.

Men’s Highlights

Correia highlighted the men’s day with a first-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 44.94, while Ben Southern touched the wall in third-place overall in the 200 fly with his time of 1:48.03.

Freshman Tim Slanschek picked up a fifth-place showing in the 200 fly with his time of 1:50.95, while Alex Kimpel turned in a fifth-place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:01.47.

Joseph Portillo (2:05.32) placed sixth in the 200 breast, while in the 1650 free event, freshman Brennan Day touched the wall in a time of 16:01.01 to earn a sixth-place finish.

Sophomores Colt Williamson and Matt Casillas each tallied an eighth place finish on the day for the Jackets, as Williamson finished with a time of 16:24.31 in the 1650 free, while Casillas placed eighth overall in the 1-meter dive with a score of 289.10.

Junior Noah Harasz swam in the 100 free event, touching the wall in eighth with his time of 46.47, while freshman Clay Hering also posted an eighth-place finish in his respective event, touching the wall in eighth overall in the 200 fly with a time of 1:51.29.

Picking up a fourth-place finish in the men’s 400 free relay was the unit of Correia, Southern, Dan Cohen Solal and Harasz and their time of 3:02.44.

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