Oct. 23, 2004
ATHENS, Ga. – Freshman Elizabeth Stowe broke the school record in the women’s 1000 freestyle and sophomore Ryan Bishop won the men’s 200 breaststroke to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at nationally-ranked Georgia on Saturday afternoon. The second-ranked Bulldogs defeated the women, 164-119, while the sixth-ranked Bulldog men upended Tech, 168-121.
Stowe finished fourth in the 1000 free with a new school record time of 10:06.92. The Lawrenceville, Ga., native posted the fourth fastest time in Tech history in the 500 free with a mark of 4:58.66.
Bishop finished with a time of 2:07.44 to win the men’s 200 breast and posted a time of 58.41 in the 100 breast to finish second. The Signal Mountain, Tenn., native tallied a third-place finish in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:55.32.
Junior All-American Sam Morgan tallied a pair of second-place finishes for the Yellow Jackets in the men’s 500 and 1000 freestyle events with times of 4:39.18 and 9:31.33, respectively.
Sophomore diver Tony Burkhardt posted a first-place score of 289.95 on the three-meter springboard to lead the Jacket divers. Freshman Stephanie England registered a pair of runner-up finishes on the one- and three-meter boards with marks of 252.34 and 260.85, respectively, to lead the women.
Senior Anna Saum recorded a second-place finish for the Rambling Wreck in the women’s 100 backstroke with a time of 59.70. Freshman Onur Uras tallied third- and fourth-place finishes in the men’s 200 butterfly (1:55.83) and 100 fly (52.30) to round out top finishers for the Yellow Jackets.
Tech will host Atlantic Coast Conference foes Florida State and Maryland, along with ACC newcomer Virginia Tech in an ACC Quad Meet next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30th. The meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. All home meets are free admission and can be followed via live stats on Tech Swimming & Diving.
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