Nov. 18, 2007
ATLANTA – Four school records and five NCAA B-cut times highlighted the 2007 Georgia Tech Fall Swimming and Diving Invitational for the Yellow Jackets. The men finished the meet fourth with 618 points while the women were sixth with 408 points.
There were four school records to fall on the weekend as Agatha Kwasnik’s time of 23.58 in the 50-yard freestyle Friday night surpassed Natanya Harper’s previous record of 23.68 set in 2005. She also broke the Tech record in the 100-yard freestyle on Sunday with a time of 50.57. It broke her own record from last season by almost a full second (51.48).
Christine Chuang also set a new school record of 55.12 in the 100-yard butterfly Saturday night, breaking the mark of 55.47 set by Liz Foster in 2004. On Saturday night, the men’s 200-yard medley relay team of Jason Bourgeois, Mickey Malul, Onur Uras and Mauricio Sousa touched the wall in 1:29.74, surpassing the previous school-high of 1:29.90 established in 2003.
The 1,650-yard freestyle saw Elizabeth Stowe win the event for Tech in a NCAA B-cut qualifying time of 16:30.02. She won the event by more than 12 seconds and was just seven seconds shy of qualifying for an A cut. On the men’s side, Kevin Morgan earned the Jackets six points by finishing in 16:30.27.
In the men’s 200-yard backstroke, Johnny Hagaman placed third with a time of 1:50.89, good for 16 Tech points. Kwasnik recorded Tech’s fourth NCAA B cut of the weekend with a time of 50.57 in the 100-yard freestyle, also a new school record. In the men’s 100-free, Noah Copeland placed third in a time of 45.80 for 16 points, while Sousa was fifth (46.11-14 points).
The 200-yard butterfly was a Tech sweep. Chuang swam the team’s fifth B-cut time with a mark of 2:01.45 while Uras won the men’s event in 1:49.88. On the men’s side, Uras was victorious in 1:49.88, giving the Jackets 20 points.
The Tech women’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Taylor Flynn, Ryann Kopacka, Carolina Jones and Thea Kromer placed fifth for 28 points. On the men’s side, the team of Sousa, Garrett Robberson, Jacob Kwasnik and Copeland was third in a time of 3:01.53. The team of Hagaman, Malul, Travis Wagner and Matt Tang earned 24 points in a time of 3:09.06.