Swimming & Diving Hosts NC State, Florida State Saturday

Jan. 13, 2012

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams are back at the GT Aquatic Center Saturday morning, hosting Florida State and North Carolina State in Atlantic Coast Conference action. The double dual meet begins at 11 a.m.

The Yellow Jacket men are fresh of a victory last weekend over North Dakota in FT. Myers, Fla., leading wire-to-wire in the 136-88 triumph.

Junior Bo Hatchett, who was the ramblinwreck.com Male Student-Athlete of the Week, won three events for Tech, swimming on both winning relays and taking gold in the 100 back (51.06). Hatchett got the meet started with a win in the 200 medley relay, along with Ryan Salmon, Nico van Duijn and Ben Shepperd in a time of 1:32.04.

The 200 free relay was clocked in 1:23.35 that included Hatchett, Eric Chiu, Andrew Kosic and Shepperd.

The Wolfpack men are 5-1 overall and 2-1 in ACC action, while the Seminoles are 4-2, 1-1. FSU is battling Florida Atlantic tonight (Friday) in Tallahassee.

The Yellow Jacket women picked up three wins last Saturday in Ft. Myers, taking down Florida Gulf Coast and rolling past Liberty and North Dakota to improve to 4-5. The women are 1-1 in ACC action, having defeated Clemson, 196-104, on Nov. 4.

ACC Performer of the Week, freshman Kate Woolbright, won two individual events – the 1,000 free and 500 free – and bested large fields of 13 and 16 swimmers in the two respective finals. The native of Clermont, Fla. posted the 13th-best time in the conference this season in the 1,000 free (10:07.52) last weekend.

Her time in the 1,000 free is the fastest by a Yellow Jacket this season and currently ranks second on GT’s all-time list, behind school record holder Elizabeth Stowe’s mark of 9:55.75 in 2008.

The Wolfpack women enter Saturday’s meet at 6-2 overall, 1-1 in the ACC, while the Seminoles sport a spotless 3-0 ACC mark (8-2 overall).

Following Saturday’s meet, Georgia Tech is at Virginia Tech next Saturday.


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