Oct. 24, 2014
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams are back at the GT Aquatic Center on Saturday morning, welcoming ACC rivals Florida State and NC State for a double dual meet. Action begins at 11 a.m. and admission is free.
Live scoring is available for both meets via RamblinWreck.com or by downloading the MeetMobile app on your smartphone. The meet will be video streamed live at RamblinWreck.com.
“We’re excited for Saturday,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “We’ve been performing well, and this will be another great test with two very good programs in Florida State and NC State. The goal thus far has to not worry about times, and just go race. I liked how we executed that last weekend and I’m hoping we can keep that positive momentum rolling on Saturday.”
The Tech men have rattled off three consecutive victories and are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in ACC action after beating Pitt last weekend. The women are 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the ACC, including an impressive dual-meet victory over Notre Dame last Saturday in Atlanta.
Saturday’s meet features two of the NCAA’s fastest sprinters in Tech senior Andrew Kosic and NC State’s Simonas Billis. Kosic enters the meet ranked sixth nationally in the 50 free (20.01), fifth in the 100 free (44.10) and 10th in the 200 free (1:38.41).
Billis, who edged out Kosic as this week’s ACC Performer of the Week, is fifth in the 50 (19.96), second in the 100 (43.74) and first in the 200 (1:37.02).
For the Tech women, junior Shannon Lumbra is the reigning ACC Women’s Diver of the Week. Last weekend, she posted a pair of second-place finishes during the Jackets’ win over Notre Dame and won both springboard events in the Pitt/Georgia Southern dual meet.
The Florida State men and women each opened their season by participating in the All-Florida Invitational in Gainesville. The FSU women took fourth and the men were second. The NC State men are coming off a win over Georgia, while the women were beaten by the Bulldogs.
200 Medley Relay
200 Individual Medley
400 Freestyle Relay