Open mobile menu

Swimming & Diving Hosts Georgia Wednesday At 4:00

Nov. 6, 2007

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s (1-3, 0-2 ACC) and women’s (4-3, 0-2) swimming and diving teams are set to host Georgia on Wednesday at 4:00 PM at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The Georgia women’s team is ranked fifth in the nation while the men’s squad comes in at No. 8.

“This will be a real good challenge for us,” Tech head coach Stu Wilson said. “Both of Georgia’s teams come in nationally-ranked. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle and his entire staff. I swam for him and we are honored to have him in our building. I look forward to a good meet and for our team to continue building on the momentum from the past few meets.”

The meet will feature 13 events: 400-yard medley, 1000-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, one-meter dive, 200-yard butterfly, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 500-yard freestyle, three-meter dive, 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Wilson was a letterwinner at Georgia from 1984-88 and reached the SEC finals in the 200- and 500-free in each of his last three years. He was a NCAA qualifier in the 400-yard free relay and held the school record in the 200-free at one time. Assistant coach Courtney Shealy Hart was a five-time national champion, 26-time All-American and 2000 NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year for the Lady Bulldogs from 1997-2000.

Tech is coming off a split in a dual meet with Western Kentucky last Saturday. The women won 135.5-107.5, but the men dropped a tough 126-117 on the final event of the day. Agatha Kwasnik broke the school record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.09 as part of the first-place finishing 400yd freestyle relay team to lead the Tech women over the Hilltoppers. Divers Hannah Krimm and Stephanie England finished one and two in both the one- and three-meter diving events as the Jackets pulled off 10-first place finishes on the day. Krimm registered 269.24 points in the one-meter event and 294.15 points on the three-meter springboard.

Elizabeth Stowe picked up two victories on the day, winning both the 500yd free (4:59.00) and the 1000yd free (10:14.33) for Tech. Also earning two victories was sophomore Jing Li, who won the 200yd IM in a time of 2:08.38 and touched the wall first in the 100yd free with a time of 52.64.

The Tech men ended up dropping a 126-117 decision to Western Kentucky after the tough final relay event which came down to the final exchange of the 4x100yd freestyle relay with Western Kentucky touching the wall at 3:03.98 to the Jackets 3:04.31.

The Yellow Jackets were led by junior Mickey Malul, who earned a victory in the 200yd breast with a time of 2:07.20. Malul also anchored the 200yd medley relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 1:30.84.

Junior Noah Copeland picked up a victory in the 200yd free with a time of 1:40.20. Fellow junior Mauricio Sousa touched the wall in a time of 20.83 in the 50yd free to also earn a win for Tech.

The Jackets took first and second place in both the one- and three-meter diving events. Senior Evan Stowers swept the two events with a score of 322.80 on the one-meter board and registering a 340.87 on the three-meter board. Senior Peter Doblar came in second with scores of 278.92 in the one-meter event and 293.47 in the three-meter event.

The Jackets will return to action Nov. 16-18 by hosting the Georgia Tech Invitational. Florida State, Duke, NC State, Miami and Florida Atlantic will all participate in the meet.


mcauley aquatic CRC
February 11, 2019 Munoz Garners ACC Swimmer of the Week Honors

Freshman sprinter’s three top-3 finishes paces Jackets in regular-season finale

caio pumputis
February 10, 2019 Jackets Finish Strong at Auburn Invite

Munoz’ second-place finish leads Tech’s four career-bests

Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets