Feb. 18, 2005
ATLANTA – Courtesy of a late rally, sophomore All-American Vesna Stojanovska set a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle with a NCAA `B’ cut time of 1:47.67 to lead the Georgia Tech women’s swimming and diving team at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships on Friday night in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Tech stands sixth with 209.50 points, with Maryland leading with 469 points.
Stojanovska earns All-ACC honors with her second-place finish and becomes the second Tech athlete to garner such accolades (Anna Saum-2002).
Junior Laurissa Prystaj recorded her second top-eight finish on the springboard in as many nights for the Yellow Jackets on the three-meter board. The Fairport, N.Y., native broke the school record with an 11-dive score of 488.70. Joining Prystaj in the finals of the three-meter diving was freshman Stephanie England who finished eighth with a score of 434.30.
Junior Ashley Kracke and sophomore Alison Walker tallied sixth-place finishes for the Yellow Jackets. Kracke posted a time of 56.67 in the 100 backstroke for the Jackets. After breaking the school record in the 100 breaststroke this morning with a time of 1:03.47, Walker finished with a time of 1:04.00 in the finals.
Junior Liz Foster swam a season-best time of 55.60 in the 100 butterfly to finish ninth for the Yellow Jackets. Accompanying her in the fly was junior Meghan DeVinney and senior Jill Vukmanic, finishing in 14th (56.63) and 21st-place (57.33), respectively.
Competing for the Rambling Wreck in the consolation finals tonight was senior Jaclyn Keys and sophomore Laura Heiser. Keys tallied a 12th-place finish with a personal-best time of 57.53 in the 100 fly, while Heiser finished 16th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.11.
Freshman Katie McGraw was the final Tech competitor in the bonus finals, finishing 20th in the 100 breast with a season-best time of 1:05.44. The Tech 400 medley relay team of Kracke, Walker, Foster and Stojanovska set a new school record with a time of 3:48.63 to finish in seventh place.
The ACC Championships will conclude on Saturday with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m. The mile will begin at 4:30 p.m. The entire meet can be followed at www.ramblinwreck.com.
-GT SWIMMING & DIVING-