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Swim-Dive To Host GT Invite Thursday to Saturday

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech swimming and diving returns to McAuley Aquatic Center for the GT Invite Nov. 18-20. Prelims will be at 10 a.m. and finals will be at 5 p.m. each day.

There will be six universities represented at the meet. Georgia Tech, Auburn, FSU, Florida, UGA and Iowa (Diving only, women) will all be at the pool this weekend.

The meet will hold five swimming events and four diving events on Friday, seven swimming events and four diving events on Saturday and six swimming events and three diving events on Sunday.

A full schedule can be seen by clicking the button at the top of this article. Live results are available via MeetMobile.

Fans wishing to attend can park in the Student Center parking lot. Admission to the McAuley Aquatic Center is free but parking in the lot costs two dollars an hour.

Tech swimming and diving is coming off a record setting weekend in North Carolina. Mert Kilavuz set the program record in the 1000 free (9:01.21) at UNC on Nov. 5 with a time of 9:01.21. Kilavuz also earned ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Week for his efforts.

Ruben Lechuga joined Kilavuz in earning weekly conference honors following his career-best score on the 3-meter board (391.13) at Duke.

The Yellow Jackets have seen success so far in the pool. Two freshman have already entered the record books. Kilavuz tops the record book in the 1000 free (9:01.21) and Defne Taçyildiz has the third fastest 200 fly time (1:59.14) in program history.

On the boards, diving has had five divers post zone qualifying scores. Anna Bradescu (3-meter), Camryn Hidalgo (1-meter, 3-meter), Ruben Lechuga (1-meter, 3-meter), Allen Mann (3-meter), and Carmen Woodruff (1-meter, 3-meter).

Top 100 Nationally Tech Swimmers (as of 11/17/2021)

Men

  • Daniel Kertesz – 47th (100 breast, 54.59, 10/23/21), 60th (100 free, 44.46, 10/23/21)
  • Batur Ünlü – 26th (200 free, 1:36.54, 10/23/21), 77th (100 free, 44.61, 10/23/21), 85th (500 free, 4:30.94, 10/23/21), 100th (400 IM, 4:01.33, 11/05/21)
  • Mert Kilavuz – 8th (1000 free, 9:01.21, 11/05/21), 11th (1650 free, 15:32.96, 11/06/21), 33rd (500 free, 4:26.14, 11/06/21)
  • Clark Wakeland – 32nd (1650 free, 16:06.44, 11/06/21) 93rd (1000 free, 9:25.40, 10/09/21)
  • Berke Saka – 41st (100 back, 48.28, 10/23/21), 44th (200 back, 1:46.66, 10/23/21), 47th (50 back, 22.46, 10/23/21), 52nd (200 IM, 1:49.48, 10/23/21)
  • Caio Pumputis – 3rd (200 breast, 1:55.32, 10/23/21), 9th (100 breast, 52.96, 10/23/21), 51st (200 IM, 1:49.44, 10/23/21)
  • Matt Steele – 98th (100 breast, 55.66, 10/23/21), 99th (200 breast, 2:02.84, 10/23/21)
  • Christian Ferraro – 12th (200 fly, 1:45.05, 10/23/21), 26th (100 fly, 47.31, 10/23/21), 56th (50 free, 20.18, 11/05/21)
  • Cale Russel – 42nd (1650 free, 16:18.82, 11/06/21)

Women

  • Claudia Butterfield – 64th (200 breast, 2:16.06, 10/23/21), 79th (100 breast, 1:02.92, 10/23/21)
  • Zora Ripkova – 59th (100 fly, 54.63, 10/23/21), 75th (200 free, 1:49.72, 11/05/21)
  • Defne Taçyildiz – 26th (200 fly, 1:59.14, 10/23/21), 62nd (400 IM, 4:24.74, 11/05/21)
  • McKenzie Campbell – 26th (200 fly, 1:59.14, 10/23/21), 37th (400 IM, 4:21.93, 11/05/21)
  • Morgan Johnson – 30th (1650 free, 17:30.35, 11/06/21)
  • Duda Seifer – 41st (1650 free, 17:39.79, 11/06/21)
  • Rei Kuramoto – 70th (1650 free, 17:58.81, 11/06/21)
  • Arianna Sakellaris – 79th (1650 free, 18:03.23, 11/06/21)

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