Oct. 26, 2007
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s swimming and diving team heads south for a quad meet on Saturday at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. In addition to the host school, the Yellow Jackets will be taking on the University of Tampa and Florida Atlantic. The meet is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. and results will be available on www.ramblinwreck.com Saturday afternoon.
“This is the first time that we have taken just the women’s team down for a meet,” said head coach Stu Wilson. “This weekend will not only give us a chance to see where we are early in the season, but give the team a chance to bond. This is another quad meet that will give some people a chance to step up and improve on their times from two weeks ago.”
The meet will feature a full 16-event schedule. The order of events will be the 200 medley relay, 1000 freestyle, 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly, 50 free, 1-meter diving, 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast, 500 free, 100 fly, 3-meter diving, 200 IM and 200 free relay.
Georgia Tech began the season two weeks ago by hosting a quad meet against Alabama and ACC foes Clemson and Florida State. Despite a sweep of the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events by Hannah Krimm and three other individual victories, Tech fell to all three teams in the quad meet. Krimm, a sophomore from Upper Arlington, Ohio, out-pointed Lauren Dunn of Alabama, 266.75-266.60, to capture the 1-meter diving, then completed the diving sweep by defeating Katie Sirounis of Florida State, 283.00-276.05. Also on the women’s side, senior Elizabeth Stowe won the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:01.64, while freshman Christine Chuang took the 200- and 100-yard butterfly in 2:03.89 and 56.50, respectively.
“This is the first year that Florida Gulf Coast University has had a program and we are honored to be a part of their pool dedication,” said Wilson.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will host Western Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center for Parent’s Weekend.