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DeVinny, Saum Lead Tech Swimming and Diving on Day Two of Women's ACC Championships

Feb. 22, 2002

Complete Results

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Led by an all-conference performance by Anna Saum and a NCAA automatic qualifying mark by Cara DeVinny, the Georgia Tech women’s swimming and diving team remains in eighth place in its first-ever ACC Championships at Maryland’s Campus Recreation Natatorium. North Carolina continues to lead the meet.

Saum finished third in the 100-yard backstroke in a school-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 56.43, while DeVinny earned her automatic berth to the NCAA Championships with a school record time of 4:16.60 in the 400 IM. She placed fourth in the event.

Saum becomes the first All-ACC swimmer at Tech with her performance in the 100 back.

Saum also set a Tech record in the 100 fly, finished 12th in 56.49. Other school records came from Jennifer Christenson, who was 19th in the 200 free with a mark of 1:54.16, and Jenny Lentz, who placed 12th in the 100 breast (1:05.19).

Both Jacket relays also established records. The 200 medley relay team of Saum, Sara Gilli, Lentz and Moeko Wallis placed sixth in 1:45.24, while the 800 free relay was eighth in 7:37.16.

Other strong finishes came from Michelle Maguire in the 400 IM (15th), Jill Vukmanic in the 100 fly (19th), Gilli in the 100 breast (17th) and Melissa Vander Wood (19th) and Jaclyn Keys (20th) in the 100 back.

UNC has a total of 432.5 points with Virginia in second place at 403 points. Florida State is in third place with 374 points followed by Clemson (282.5), Maryland (254), NC State (209), Duke (175) and Georgia Tech (165).

Competition resumes Saturday at 11 a.m. for prelims and 7 p.m. for finals.



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