Jan. 4, 2008
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Georgia Tech men’s swimming team (1-5) dropped a dual meet to fifth-ranked Tennessee (6-0), 98-63 this afternoon. The Yellow Jackets won two of the day’s nine events in the 150-yard breaststroke relay and the 150-yard backstroke relay. The coaches of the two teams decided to make this a “fun” day and had a laid-back format with some different events than usual.
The Tech team of Mickey Malul, Jeremy Jackson and Andy Miller won the 150-yard breastroke relay in a time of 1:19.91. The Jackets also grabbed a win in the 150-yard backstroke relay as Matt Tang, Johnny Hagaman and Joe Way Lee touched the wall in 1:11.97.
One of the different events on the day included the 500-yard freestyle creshendo relay. The Tech team of Mauricio Sousa, Noah Copeland, Travis Wagner and Onur Uras finished second in 3:43.06. Miller also picked up a second-place finish in the 100-yard IM (56.38) while the team of Hagaman, Garrett Robberson, Lee and Copeland finished second (1:44.26) in the 200-yard freestyle underwater relay.
The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 19, by hosting ACC foe Virginia Tech. The meet is scheduled to begin at Noon and fans unable to make it out to the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center can follow online with live stats at www.ramblinwreck.com.