Jan. 7, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
In their first meet of 2011, the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took on powerhouse Florida on the road falling 169-106 on the women’s side and 164.5-128.5 on the men’s side.
The day began with the divers as Tech took home two of the four diving titles up for grabs. Helen Alvey, in her return to competition earned the one-meter dive title with a 286.43 performance as Ashley Hardey rounded out the top-three taking home the bronze with a 279.76 finish.
On the men’s side, Brandon Makinson earned the top spot in the 3-meter dive with a score of 382.20 while Chris Khosravi took fifth in 288.08. Makinson and Khosravi went 4-5 in the one meter dive while Hardy and Alvey earned third and fifth place spots in the 3-meter competition.
Of the women’s sprinters, Lexi Weber shone on the night recording a second place finish in the 100-Free with a time of 51. 70 and a third place finish in the 200-Free with a time of 1:50.81.
The Jackets came on strong in the end taking first in the final eight events on the night. Hailey White started things off in the 500 Free with a time of 5:10.50. The men’s event of the same distance was won by Andreas Nilsson who clocked in with a time of 4:39.72.
On the women’s side of the 100-Fly, Vida Jemec crossed first for the Jackets with a time of 57.94 while Anton Lagerqvist earned first with a time of 51.14. The individual races were finalized with the 400-IM captured by Caroline Fore with a time of 4:38.14 and Nilsson coming in with a time of 4:08.06.
In the relay events on the night, the Tech men earned a second place finish in the 200-Medley Relay as the `B’ team of Bo Hatchett, Matt Vaughan, Lynch and Robberson clocked in with a time of 1:31.89 while both 400-Free Relay team earned first in 3:08.46 (men) and 3:33.37 (women).
The Jackets will continue on the road in Florida with a tri meet at Florida State with UNC-Wilmington on Saturday, January 8 at 1 p.m.