Oct. 30, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams dropped a pair of meets at Duke this evening, as the Blue Devils were victorious on the men’s side, 171-128.5 and on the women’s side, 178-120. The women’s squad, however, beat Houston 179-119.
With the loss, the Yellow Jacket men’s team falls to 3-3 (1-1 in ACC meets), while the women’s squad is now 4-3-1 (0-2 in ACC).
The first event of the night was the women’s one meter dive, as Georgia Tech’s Hannah Krimm had a 271.50 effort to finish third. Next up in the 400-yard medley relay, the team of, Ilia Ayzenshtok, Matthew Vaughan, Eric Chiu and Garrett Robberson hit the wall in 3:27.93 to finish second.
Next in the women’s 1000 free, Tech’s Jing Li finished third in 10:22.38, while on the men’s side, Kevin Morgan swam the 1000 free in 9:49.32 to finish second. In the 200-free, Sarah Broadley finished third in 1:51.95, while Travis Wagner of the men’s team earned the first win of the night for the Yellow Jackets in the event hitting the wall in 1:42.63.
In the women’s 100-back, Heidi Hatteberg picked up the first win of the evening for the women’s team with a 56.91 effort, while teammate Keren Siebner finished third in 57.80. On the men’s side, Ayzenshtok hit the wall in 51.77 to finish second.
In the men’s 100-back, Vaughan earned the second win of the night for Tech, finishing in 58.33. Teammate Jeremy Jackson finished just behind Vaughn in the event, hitting the wall in 59.02 to finish third. In the women’s 200-fly, Taylor Flynn was the top finisher on the women’s side, placing third in 2:05.27. For the men, Ralph Long was second in the event with a time of 1:54.88, while Michael Hart finished in a tie for third in 1:55.96.
Next in the 50-free, the Yellow Jackets had their strongest performance of the night with a clean sweep on both the men’s and women’s sides.
For the women, Kate Riley earned the second win of the night for Tech finishing in 23.89. Teammate Agatha Kwasnik was second in the event finishing in 23.94, while Jesse Mason was third in 24.36. On the men’s side, Nigel Plummer picked up the third win of the night for the Yellow Jackets, hitting the wall in 20.29. Garret Robbertson finished right behind Plummer in second in 20.88.
In the 100-free, Kwasnik earned the third victory of the night for the women’s team after hitting the wall in 51.43. Siebner was second in the event finishing in 51.81. On the men’s side, Plummer picked up his second win of the night and the fourth for the men’s team with a time of 45.87.
In the 200-back, Hatteberg became a two-time winner for the women’s team, hitting the wall in 2:03.90 to finish first. On the men’s side, Way Joe Lee was the Yellow Jackets’ top finisher in third in a time of 1:56.54.
In the men’s 200-breast, Vaughn won his second event of the night after hitting the wall in 2:08.25, while in the men’s 500-free, Morgan placed second in a time of 4:48.38. Next in the men’s 200-IM, Gal Nevo picked up the last win of the night for the Georgia Tech men after hitting the wall in 1:53.93.
In the final event of the night on the women’s side, the 400-free relay, the Yellow Jackets ended the evening on a high note, as the team of Kwasnik, Broadley, Siebner and Riley finished first after hitting the wall in 3:27.18. On the men’s side, the team of Robberson, Wagner Matt Tang, and Jeffery Phillpis finished second in the event in 3:09.83.
The Yellow Jackets return to the pool tomorrow afternoon for an ACC meet at North Carolina. Action gets underway at noon.