Jan. 31, 2015
THE FLATS – In its final tune-up before hosting the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in February, the Georgia Tech men and women cruised past Darton College on Saturday at the GT Aquatic Center. Andrew Kosic, Chiara Ruiu and Katherine Kerman each won a pair of events to pace the Ramblin’ Wreck.
The Yellow Jackets won all 32 events contested on Saturday afternoon as the men posted a 165-76 win over the Cavaliers, while the women won by a 163-58 margin. The Tech men, who are receiving votes in the Top 25, improved to an ACC-best 11-4 overall, while the women ended their regular season with a .500 record of 8-8.
Senior All-American Andrew Kosic won a pair of individual events and posted a pair of NCAA B-cuts in the 100 fly (47.60) and the 100 free (44.24).
Kosic also helped the men’s 200 free relay to victory with Mark Sarman, Andrew Chetcuti and Nico van Duijn in a time of 1:22.69.
Ruiu and Kerman had strong meets to pace the women, as Ruiu won the 200 free (1:54.94) and the 100 free (52.74). Kerman took home the 100 fly (57.05) and the 100 back (56.58).
Kerman also aided the 200 medley relay to victory in a time of 1:46.87 with Carly Sweeney, Efrat Rotsztejn and Sarah Williford.
Ruiu teamed on the women’s winning 200 free relay with Elise Breaux, Xanna Tracy and Maddie Paschal in a time of 1:36.38.
Tech’s freshmen men stepped up and won the 200 medley relay as Brian Woodbury, Moises Loschi, Brad Oberg and Noah Harasz put down a time of 1:31.69 to edge the veterans Chetcuti, Sarman, Kosic and van Duin (1:31.80).
Tracy (24.73) and Harasz (20.83) won the men’s and women’s 50 free for the Yellow Jackets.
MaryKathryn Terry won the women’s 1,000 free (10:41.32), Yuval Safra took the men’s 1,000 (9:37.85). The 500 free events were claimed by Sarah Williford (5:08.27) and Mats Westergren (4:44.27).
On the boards, Brad Homza won both the 1m (352.35) and 3m (387.60), while Shannon Lumbra also won both the 1m (288.38) and 3m (321.45).
Tech hosts the Women’s ACC Swimming & Diving Championship at the GT Aquatic Center Feb. 17-21, while the Men’s Championship is set for Feb. 24-28.