Nov. 20, 2004
ATLANTA – Sophomore All-American Vesna Stojanovska broke the school record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.37) to tally her second NCAA `B’ cut of the meet to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on Saturday night at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Junior Liz Foster posted a first-place finish for the Yellow Jackets in the women’s 100 butterfly with a season-best time of 56.15. The men and women remain in third place, scoring 563.50 and 530 points, respectively.
The Tech women are just 15 points shy of No. 23 Tennessee heading into the final day of the meet who stands second with 545 points. No. 3 Florida continues to lead the meet with 646.50 points, NC State is fourth (384), Miami fifth (257), Florida Atlantic sixth (237.50), Kentucky (divers only) seventh (47) and Georgia (divers only) eighth (32).
On the men’s side, third-ranked Florida leads with 728.50 points, NC State is second (607), Florida Atlantic fourth (308), Georgia (divers only) tied for fifth 67, Tennessee (divers only) tied for fifth, Miami (divers only) seventh (62) and Kentucky (divers only) eighth (42).
Junior All-American Sam Morgan posted a pair of top-eight finishes for the Rambling Wreck. Morgan finished third in the men’s 400 individual medley with a season-best mark of 4:00.80 and tallied an eighth-place finish in the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:44.55.
Junior Laurissa Prystaj posted a score of 248.90 to finish fifth on the women’s one-meter springboard to lead the Yellow Jackets in the diving competition.
In the women’s 100 fly, junior Meghan DeVinney, senior Jill Vukmanic and sophomore Natanya Harper posted top-eight finishes for the Yellow Jackets. DeVinney finished fifth with a season-best tally of 56.91, while Vukmanic posted a season-best mark of 58.08. Harper finished the race in eighth place with a season-best time of 58.36. Junior Teemu Kettunen finished fifth in the men’s 100 fly with a season-best swim of 50.05.
Sophomore Ryan Bishop tallied two top-eight finishes for the Rambling Wreck in the men’s 400 IM and 100 breaststroke. Bishop finished fourth in the 400 IM (4:02.60) and eighth in the 100 breast (59.19). Fellow teammate sophomore Alex Williams posted a season-best time of 58.91 to finish sixth. Junior Laura Heiser finished sixth in the women’s 100 breast with a season-best mark of 1:06.38 to lead the women.
Senior Lisa Hancock and freshman Jeff Burton tallied seventh-place finishes for the Yellow Jackets. Hancock posted a time of 4:35.32 in the women’s 400 IM, while Burton swam a season-best time of 4:07.48 in the men’s 400 IM.
The third and final day of the fall invitational will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning and can be followed via live stats on GT Invite.
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