Swimming & Diving Falls at North Carolina

Oct. 31, 2009


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams lost at North Carolina on Saturday afternoon in ACC action. The Tar Heels knocked off the Tech men’s team, 166.5-119.5 and the Yellow Jacket women 165-128.

With the loss, the Yellow Jacket men’s team fell to 3-4 (1-2 in ACC meets), while the women’s squad drops to 4-4-1 (1-3 in ACC).

The first event of the day was the women’s 200-medley relay as the team of Heidi Hatteberg, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang and Agatha Kwasnik finished just behind the team from North Carolina with a 1:46.35 performance. For the men, the squad of Way Joe Lee, Jeremy Jackson, Sullivan Lynch and Nigel Plummer also placed second, hitting the wall in 1:32.38.

Next in the women’s 1000 free, Tech’s Jing Li finished third in 10:21.24, while in the women’s 100-back Hatteberg hit the wall in 58.28 to finish third. On the men’s side, Ilia Ayzenshtok also finished third in a time of 51.54.

In the 100-breast, Tech’s Hen Pauker finished second with a time of 1:06.72, with Pucci finishing right behind in third place after hitting the wall in 1:06.91. On the men’s side in the event, Matthew Vaughan finished third in a time of 57.62.

The Jacket women’s team registered their first win of the day in the 50-free, as Jesse Mason edged teammate Kate Riley in 23.95 to finish first (Riley hit the wall in 24.06. On the men’s side, Plummer picked up the first win of the afternoon for the men with a 20.34 effort.

Next in the women’s one-meter dive, Tech’s Hannah Krimm has a 280.50 performance to fall just short of a victory in the event.

Next in the women’s 100-free, Kwasnik earned the Yellow Jackets their second win of the day after hitting the wall in 51.69. Teammate Keren Siebner finished just behind Kwasnik in third place in a time of 52.73. Plummer then added his second win of the day on the men’s side of the event in a time of 45.93.

In the women’s 200-back, Hatteberg finished second in a time of 2:05.94, while on the men’s side, Ayzenshtok finished third in 1:54.77. In the women’s 200-breast, Hen Pauker finished second with a time of 2:36.60, while teammate April Dickerson finished third in 2:27.52. On the men’s side, Vaughan was third in 2:10.79.

In the women’s 100-fly, Jordan Evans placed third in a time of 57.77, while on the men’s side, Eric Chiu picked up the third and final win of the day for the men’s team after hitting the wall in 50.94. The Tech women’s team ended the day on a strong note, as the team of Kwasnik, Siebner, Riley and Sarah Broadley won the 400-free relay with at time of 3:28.70

The Yellow Jackets are now idle until Nov. 20, when they host the Georgia Tech Invitational at the Aquatic Center.


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