Jan. 14, 2012
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving teams came up short in double dual meet with ACC rivals Florida State and North Carolina Saturday at the GT Aquatic Center in Atlanta. Freshman Andrew Kosic led the men, who took the Seminoles to the wire.
Kosic tied for the win in the 50 free, finished second in the 100 free, helped the 400 free relay to a third-place finish and was on the 200 medley relay that finished fourth. The rookie tied NC State’s Jonathan Boffa in the sprint free event with a season-best time of 20.32.
“It was a good meet and that was the closest our men have been to Florida State in a long time, so that was exciting,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “We have some things to work on over the next four or five weeks, but our focus continues to be the ACC Championship and I like how we’re progressing towards that as a team.”
FSU edged the GT men, 162.5-137.5, while State picked up a 197-102 men’s win. The Seminoles downed the Jacket women 185-106 and the Wolpack won 181.5-112.5.
Also for Kosic, he was just shy of his season-best in the 200 free by a tenth of a second with his time Saturday of 1:40.19. It was Boffa (44.28) and Kosic (45.17) again the 100 free, with Boffa pulling out a narrow win.
Other victories for the men included sophomore Anton Lagerqvist taking the 200 breast in a time of 2:03.27 and freshman Nico van Duijn claiming victory in the 100 fly in 49.14. Lagerqvist was fourth in 200 IM (1:54.80), while van Duijn and Kosic teamed with Eric Chiu and Jacob Johnson to take third in the 400 free relay (3:02.62).
Junior Bo Hatchett took third in the 100 back (51.44), Salmon and Lagerqvist went 2-3 in the 100 breast (59.96 and 57.16) and junior Brandon Makinson finished second in the men’s 1-meter diving with 344.15 points.
On the women’s side, freshman Ariana Berg was victorious the 100 breast, putting down a winning time of 1:05.65, which was just off her season-best by six-tenth of a second. Senior Jordan Evans claimed a pair of second-place finishes, as she was clocked at 55.98 in the 100 fly and 2:08.11 in the 200 IM.
Both relays finished third with Jessie Mason, Berg, Evans and Kate Riley teaming on the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:46.08, while Sarah Broadley, Lexi Weber, Hailey White, Kate Riley swam the 400 free relay in 3:28.28.
Freshman Kate Woolbright, the reigning ACC Performer of the Week, stayed hot by collecting a third-place finish in the 1,000 free (10:11.43).
The Yellow Jackets return to action next Saturday in Blacksburg, with an 11 a.m. meet versus both Virginia Tech and Miami.
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