Oct. 10, 2009
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving teams picked up three wins in the team’s annual Parent’s Weekend meet on Saturday afternoon. The men’s team had a clean sweep in their action, knocking off Clemson 165-135 and Western Kentucky 164-136, while the women’s squad picked up one win over Miami, 156-130, battled Western Kentucky to a 150-150 draw and fell to Clemson, 160-138.
“Overall, I thought both the men’s and women’s teams raced better than they did last week,” said head coach Courtney Hart. “I was especially pleased with the performance by the men’s team and the women’s team fought all day long. Across the board, it looks like we’re improving and also, any time you can beat ACC competition, it is a great thing.”
The first event of the day was the 200-medley relay, as both Tech team’s registering top three finishes. On the men’s side, the team of Way Joe Lee, Jeremy Jackson, Sullivan Lynch and Garrett Robberson picked up the first win of the day for the Yellow Jackets quickly finishing in a time of 1:31.89. For the women, the team of Heidi Hatteberg, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang and Agatha Kwasnik finished third in 1:46.93.
In the 200-free, Sarah Broadley hit the wall in 1:52.39 to finish second, while Katherine Locker placed fifth in a time of 1:53.65. For the men, Travis Wagner gave the Jackets their second win of the day after hitting the wall in 1:40.85. Matt Tang also placed well, finishing third in 1:42.31.
In the 100-back, Ryann Kopacka placed fourth in a time of 58.05, while in the men’s 100-back, Lee hit the wall in 51.56 to finish second, with Ilia Ayzenshtok finishing third in 51.86. In the men’s 100-breast, Matthew Vaughan finished second in 56.93, while Jeremy Jackson finished right behind his teammate in a time of 58.13,
The women’s 200-fly saw Li finish third in 2:06.40, while in the men’s 200-fly, Ralph Long also placed third in a time of 1:53.99. In the 50-free, Kwasnik finished second in 23.88, while on the men’s side,
Nigel Plummer earned another the third win for the Yellow Jacket men in the 50-free hitting the wall in 20.34. In the 100-free, Kwasnik finished second in the 100-free in a time of 51.24, while Broadley finished fourth in 52.09.
On the one-meter platform, Hannah Krimm made school history with a 307.60 effort that earned was her a school record in the event. The effort also earned the Yellow Jacket women’s squad their first win of the day. Teammate Michele Bertolino finished right behind Krimm in the event after a 258.30 effort.
The 200-back saw Kopacka of the women’s team place fifth in 2:05.51, while for the men, Lee also placed fifth in the event in 1:55.83. In the 500 free, Li was fourth hitting the wall in 5:04.87, while Hatteberg was fifth in 5:06.14.
In the women’s 100-fly, Erin O’Donnell finished fifth in a time of 57.35 and in the men’s 100-fly, Travis Wagner had a strong run, finishing third hitting the wall in 51.41. In the last individual event of the day, Gal Nevo picked up the fourth and final victory for the men’s squad in the 200-yard IM, placing with a time of 1:53.10.
The women’s team ended the day on a high note, as the 400-medley relay team of Kwasnik, Broadley, Kate Riley and Keren Siebner finished first in a time of 3:26.02. For the men, the team of Morgan,Vaughn, Jackson, and Will Woodworth placed second in 3:04.79.
The Yellow Jackets return to the pool on Oct. 23 when the men’s squad hosts Florida at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center beginning at 6 p.m. The women return to action the following week, Oct. 30, with a meet against Duke and Houston in Durham, N.C.