Feb. 21, 2008
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Women’s Swimming & Diving Team moved into sixth place after the second day at the ACC Championship tonight from the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Agatha Kwasnik set a new school record in the 50-free with a time of 23.04 while Hannah Krimm was second in the one-meter dive. The Yellow Jackets now have 104 points through seven events.
“Tonight was a great night for us,” head coach Stu Wilson said. “Elizabeth [Stowe] breaking a school record was a good way to start the day and it was tremendous what Hannah [Krimm] did in diving. We are ready to come right back at it tomorrow morning and I am looking forward to some great swims.”
Preliminaries were run in the morning and Tech’s Elizabeth Stowe swam a NCAA “B” cut time of 4:53.53 to qualify for the evening’s consolation final in the 500-free. It was more than four seconds faster than her previous season best. She then topped that by nearly two seconds in the finals. Stowe touched the wall in 4:51.82 placing 12th and gave Tech five points, another NCAA “B”-cut. Katie Bond (4:58.50) and Jing Li (5:00.75) swam in the bonus consolation finals and finished 22nd and 23rd, respectively.
In the 50-free prelims, Agatha Kwasnik placed sixth with a NCAA “B” cut time of 23.04 to qualify for the evening finals race. She improved that by almost a half second (22.88) in the finals to finish fifth and set a new Georgia Tech record. That was also a NCAA “B”-cut.
In the one-meter diving event, Hannah Krimm turned in a second-place finish for the Jackets. She scored 280.00, 44.65 points behind Miami’s Brittany Viola. Krimm was third after prelims after scoring with 261.75 points. It marked
The ACC Women’s Swimming Championship runs through Saturday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, while both the men’s and women’s diving championships go from Thursday to Saturday. Admission is free, but fans that can’t make it can follow live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com. Live video streaming of each night’s finals will be available via ACC Select. Prelims begin each day at 11:00 AM with diving finals set to begin at 5:15 PM and swimming finals at 7:00 PM.
Friday’s events include men’s one-meter diving, 400-IM, 100-fly, 200-free, 100-breast, 100-back, women’s three-meter diving and the 400-medley relay.