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Jackets Fall at Florida State

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving teams were defeated by Florida State on Friday in Tallahassee, Fla. In their first ACC matchup of the season, the men lost 221-78 and the women fell 235-65.

“I am proud of the way our team competed today. I can’t wait to see what we will do when we are rested and get into our racing suits,” Toni M. And Richard L. Bergmark Swimming and Diving Head Coach Courtney Shealy Hart said.

Despite the loss, Tech did earn several first-place and top-three finishes. Mert Kilavuz championed the men’s 1000 free and recorded a new pool record of 9:04.11. Deniz Ertan continues to be victorious in the women’s 1000 free. The freshman swam a time of 9:49.86 in addition to placing third in the 200 breast (2:13.89).

In the 200 free events, Batur Ünlü placed second (1:37.02) for the men and Brooke Switzer came in third (1:49.77) for the women.

Behind the second and third place performances from Matt Steele (54.79) and Daniel Kertesz (55.04), Tech was able to dominate the top three of the men’s 100 breast. Steele also took home second in the 200 breast (2:00.97).

Berke Saka and Will Coady also recorded second-place performances in their respective events. Saka swam a time of 1:47.39 in the men’s 200 back and Coady finished with a time of 44.54 in the men’s 100 free.

In the women’s diving events, Anna Bradescu placed second in the 1 Meter (260.78) and third in the 3 Meter (269.40).

Both the men and women had teams place in the 400m free relay. The men came in second with a time of 2:56.68 and the women took home third with a time of 3:25.93.


Tech will host Pitt and Boston College on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at McAuley Aquatic Center.


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