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Jackets Ready For In-State Rival Georgia

Nov. 19, 2003

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving teams will host perennial power Georgia, Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m., in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The Tech women (3-2) are coming off two big wins over Purdue and Florida Atlantic and face its third ranked opponent of the season (No. 17 Virginia, No. 21 Maryland) as the third-ranked Bulldogs (5-0) come to Atlanta. The Yellow Jacket men split last weekend and enter the dual against No. 7 Georgia (5-1) with a record of 3-2.

“Georgia is a great swimming and diving program,” said head coach Seth Baron. “It will be a great test for our athletes to go up against a top 10 opponent. It will give our athletes an idea of what it’s like to race against national championship caliber teams.”

Highlighting Tech last weekend was freshman Vesna Stojanovska. Stojanovska won all five of the events she swam in and broke two pool records (500, 1000 free), along with swimming a NCAA ‘B’ cut time in the 500-yard freestyle (4:53.76). The Skopje, Macedonia, native has three total NCAA ‘B’ qualifying times this season in the 200 butterfly (2:02.89), 200 free (1:50.39) and 500 free.

Sophomore Sam Morgan is coming off a solid weekend capturing the 500 and 1000 freestyle events for the Yellow Jackets. Morgan finished third in the 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly in the tri-meet versus FAU and Purdue. The Gainesville, Ga., native holds Tech’s top times in the 500 (4:32.66), 1000 (9:21.66) and 1650 (15:44.89) freestyle events.

The Georgia Tech men’s swimming and diving team trails Georgia 53-25 overall. The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets have never met on the women’s side since Tech began the program three years ago.

Next up for Georgia Tech will be the Bulldog Invitational, Dec. 5-7, in Athens, Ga. The Georgia Tech-Georgia dual meet can be followed via live stats at www.ramblinwreck.com.

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