Nov. 12, 2004
ATLANTA – Junior Laurissa Prystaj and sophomore Tony Burkhardt swept the men’s and women’s one- and three-meter springboards to lead the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams against No. 10/14 Virginia on Friday afternoon in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The men fell to the 10th-ranked Cavaliers, 140-97, while the women dropped a 134-100 decision to the 14th-ranked Wahoos.
“Virginia came in here and proved that they were the team to beat in the ACC,” said head coach Seth Baron. “They swam well this afternoon and had some very good performances. We’ve seen better days, but we’re going to get ready for a great meet next weekend.”
Prystaj tallied NCAA Zone qualifying marks of 270.07 and 283.64 in the one- and three-meter diving events to win each board for the Jackets. Burkhardt posted NCAA Zone marks of 318.53 and 313.05 on the two boards to win both events for Tech.
In the men’s 100 backstroke, senior Jeremy Raines tallied a second-place finish with a time of 52.60.
Junior Meghan DeVinney posted a season-best time of 58.28 to finish second in the women’s 100 butterfly, while junior Teemu Kettunen finished third in the men’s 100 fly with a season-best time of 51.45. Kettunen tallied a second season-best time against the Cavaliers with a time of 21.40 in the 50 free.
In the 100 breaststroke, freshman Katie McGraw finished with a season-best time of 1:07.45 to lead the women with a fourth-place finish.
Tech will host the Georgia Tech Invitational, Nov. 19-21, in the GTAC. The preliminaries of the event will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The finals for each event will commence at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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