Oct. 13, 2007
ATLANTA – Noah Copeland scored a victory in the 200-yard men’s freestyle and swam a leg of Georgia Tech’s 400-yard freestyle relay to help the Yellow Jackets defeat Alabama, 162.00-138.00, but the men’s team fell to Atlantic Coast Conference foes Clemson and Florida State Saturday in the team’s season-opening meet at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
The Tigers defeated Tech’s men, 166.00-130.00, while the Seminoles scored a 203.00-95.00 win. FSU also defeated Clemson and Alabama to claim a sweep of the quad meet.
Tech’s women, despite a sweep of the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events by Hannah Krimm and three other individual victories, fell to all three teams in the quad meet. Clemson claimed a sweep on the women’s side, defeating Tech, 185.00-113.00. The Crimson Tide’s margin was 183.00-115.00.
Copeland, a junior from Fayetteville, Ga., won the 200 free in a time of 1:39.77, three seconds clear of Clemson’s Dan Mengering. Junior Mickey Malul won the 100-yard breastroke in a close finish with a time of 55.94 seconds, less than a half-second ahead of FSU’s Billy Jamerson.
Krimm, a sophomore from Upper Arlington, Ohio, outpointed Lauren Dunn of Alabama, 266.75-266.60, to capture the 1-meter diving, then completed the diving sweep by defeating Katie Sirounis of Florida State, 283.00-276.05.
Tech’s next action is Friday, Oct. 19, with its annual Alumni meet at the Aquatic Center, then the Yellow Jacket women travel to Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 27 for a quad meet against Florida Gulf Coast, North Florida and Florida International. Both teams compete at home Nov. 3 against Western Kentucky.