Nov. 19, 2005
ATLANTA – Junior Tony Burkhardt broke the school record on the men’s one-meter springboard and senior Laurissa Prystaj broke the school record on the women’s three-meter springboard with NCAA Zone qualifying marks of 374.50 and 351.60, respectively, to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on day two of the Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
The 15th-ranked Seminoles continue to lead the men’s meet with 921 points, followed by Tech (595), Western Kentucky (485) and Florida Atlantic (390). No. 16 Florida State leads the women’s meet with 803.50 points, followed by Tech (393), FAU (370.50), Rice (366), WKU (347), Gardner-Webb (199), Miami (176) and New Orleans (46).
Junior Vesna Stojanovska clocked a season-best time of 1:51.93 in the women’s 200-yard freestyle to finish in third place for the Jackets. Freshman teammate Caroline Jones finished seventh with a time of 1:54.80.
Senior Sam Morgan posted a third-place finish for the Jackets in the men’s 400-yard individual medley with a season-best time of 4:01.64. Junior Ryan Bishop followed with a fourth-place finish with a season-best time of 4:03.73, sophomore Jeff Burton tallied a fifth-place finish (4:05.39) and junior Conrad Aach finished eighth (4:14.81).
Sophomores Stephanie England, Evan Stowers and Peter Doblar tallied top-eight finishes in diving for the Jackets. England finished third on the women’s three-meter with a NCAA Zone mark of 328.30. Stowers and Doblar both posted NCAA Zone marks on the men’s one-meter board with scores of 358.30 and 313.05, respectively.
The men’s 800 free relay team of Ofer Finkler, Chris Ewald, Rob Miller and Noah Copeland finished second with a time of 6:47.49. The men’s 200 medley relay team of Jason Bourgeois, Alex Williams, Teemu Kettunen and Mauricio Sousa clocked a season-best time of 1:33.04 to finish in third place.
Junior Alison Walker tallied a fourth-place finish for Tech in the women’s 100 breaststroke with a season-best time of 1:04.91. Williams finished fifth in the men’s 100 breast with a season-best time of 57.82, while Bishop finished sixth with a season-best time of 58.33.
Kettunen swam a season-best time of 49.80 in the men’s 100 butterfly to finish in fifth place for the Yellow Jackets. Sousa tallied a fifth-place finish in the men’s 100 backstroke with a time of 53.50.
In the women’s 100 fly, seniors Liz Foster and Meghan DeVinney tallied top-eight finishes for the Jackets. Foster clocked a season-best time of 57.00 to finish fifth, while DeVinney finished sixth with a season-best time of 57.11.
Copeland finished the men’s 200 free in seventh place with a time of 1:41.18, while Ewald tallied an eighth-place finish for Tech with a season-best time of 1:42.18.
The final day of competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. For schedule information, live results and meet information please go to http://ramblinwreck.collegesports.com/sports/c-swim/spec-rel/05-gt-invitational.html.