THE FLATS – Georgia Tech swimming and diving returns to Atlanta to begin a two-meet dual homestand, starting with South Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off tough-luck losses to start the year on the road against Auburn, but will look to rebound in their first competition in their home pool since the ultra-successful Georgia Tech Invitational on Nov. 15-17.
Despite the setback to start 2019, Tech’s 20th-ranked men’s swimming and diving team had fine performances, highlighted by sophomore’s Corben Miles, who won the 50 free with a time of 20.31. The Jackets notched four more second-place finishes over the course of the meet with freshman Darren Lim (100 free – 45.29), Rodrigo Correia (200 free – 1:39.39), Kyle Barone (100 back – 49.60) and Brennan Day (400 IM – 4:05.61) also finishing well.
The women’s team also secured five second-place finishes, highlighted by Emily Ilgenfritz, who finished second in both the 1000 free (10:11.31) and the 500 free (5:00.79). Also touching the pad quickly was Iris Wang (200 free – 1:48.79), Kristen Hepler (200 breast (2:20.15) and Chloe Miller (100 fly – 57.37) on the day.
This isn’t the first time that Tech has seen South Carolina this season, having hosted the Gamecocks during the GT Invite in November. South Carolina’s women’s team finished fourth overall, while the men finished seventh for the weekend.
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