Feb. 19, 2005
ATLANTA – Junior Ashley Kracke and sophomore Vesna Stojanovska advanced to the finals tonight of the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard butterfly events to lead the Georgia Tech women’s swimming and diving team in the preliminaries on Saturday morning at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
Stojanovska broke the school record in the 200 fly with a NCAA `B’ cut time of 1:59.97 to win the prelims heat. Kracke finished sixth in the 200 backstroke with a season-best time of 2:00.84, tallying a NCAA `B’ standard, her second of the meet. Senior Anna Saum tallied a 21st-place finish in the 200 back to qualify for the bonus finals with a season-best time 2:05.80.
Sophomore Alison Walker advanced to the consolation finals of the 200 breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:22.24 to finish in 16th place. Freshman Katie McGraw and junior Laura Heiser qualified for the bonus finals in the 200 breast with times of 2:23.04 and 2:25.93, respectively.
Leading the Jackets in the 100 free was sophomore Natanya Harper and junior Liz Foster. Harper finished 18th with a time of 51.92 and Foster finished 23rd with a time of 52.07 to move on to the bonus finals later tonight.
Seniors Lisa Hancock and Jill Vukmanic qualified for the bonus finals for the Yellow Jackets in the 200 fly, along with junior Meghan DeVinney and freshman Amanda Gannon. Hancock finished 18th (2:06.29), DeVinney 21st (2:06.82), Vukmanic 23rd (2:06.90) and Gannon 24th (2:07.93).
The ACC Championships will conclude on Saturday with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m. The mile will begin at 4:30 p.m. The entire meet can be followed at www.ramblinwreck.com.
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