Oct. 13, 2005
ATLANTA – Sophomore Rob Miller posted a first-place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:03.62 to lead the Georgia Tech men’s swimming and diving team in the season opener against Tennessee on Thursday afternoon in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The Volunteers (1-0) defeated the Yellow Jackets (0-1), 136-97.
“For being the first meet of the season, I think we did a good job,” said head coach Stuart Wilson. “Rob [Miller] won the mile, after being pretty tired from all the training we’ve done. Evan [Stowers] coming back from an injury did a nice job on the one-meter board, and Ryan [Bishop] and Onur [Uras] swam well this afternoon.”
Junior Tony Burkhardt tallied a second-place finish on the one-meter springboard with an NCAA Zone diving qualifying score of 302.55 to lead the Yellow Jackets in the diving competition. Junior Ryan Bishop and UT’s Kiel Huston tied for first in the 150 breaststroke with a time of 1:31.46.
Freshman Mauricio Sousa tallied a second-place finish in the 50 free with a time of 21.67 and a runner-up finish in the 150 backstroke with a time of 1:25.43. Redshirt freshman Chris Ewald finished second in the 500 free with a time of 4:34.90 and third in the 150 free with a time of 1:14.42 to pace the Rambling Wreck.
The Yellow Jackets will host archrival Georgia in a men’s and women’s dual meet on Friday in the GTAC. The swim meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. All home meets can be followed on www.ramblinwreck.com.
“Georgia women won the national championship last year, so it will be a tough challenge for our women tomorrow,” said Wilson. “The men finished 10th, so our men will have another tough meet after swimming Tennessee today. It will be good preparation for us for the season.”
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