Jan. 27, 2012
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving hosts Emory University Saturday morning at the GT Aquatic Center, and the Yellow Jackets will honor their 11 seniors before the meet. Admission is free and the meet begins at 11 a.m.
The Senior Day ceremony will begin at approximately 10:40 a.m., and will honor Helen Alvey (Marietta, Ga.), Sarah Broadley (Windermere, Fla.), Kristen Dornstauder (Newark, Del.), Jordan Evans (Hoschton, Ga,), Heidi Hatteberg (Louisville, Ky.), John Hermes (Colonial Heights, Va.), Jessie Mason (Suwanee, Ga.), Nigel Plummer (Stone Mountain, Ga.), Max Randolph (Atlanta, Ga.), Brian Robbins (Sandy Springs, Ga.) and Keren Siebner (Herzlia, Israel).
The meet also marks the regular-season finale for the Yellow Jackets, who continue their preparations for the ACC Championships in mid-February.
Last weekend in Blacksburg — at same pool that will host the ACC Championship — the women defeated Miami, 189-105, but dropped a 172-127 decision to Virginia Tech, while the men were beaten by VT, 196-104.
Junior Alexis Weber won four events to aid the women, who picked up their second ACC win after beating Clemson earlier this season. Weber won the 50 free (23.43), the 100 free (50.73) and the 200 free (1:51.58) and finished things off with Sarah Broadley, Heidi Hatteberg and Kate Riley for a victory in the 400 free relay (3:27.63).
For the men, freshman Andrew Kosic enjoyed another big day for the Jackets as the rookie continues to round into form for the ACC meet. Kosic helped lead the men’s 400 free relay to setting a new pool record, he won the 200 free (1:40.28), won the 50 free (20.59) and was second in the 100 free (45.34).
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