Jan. 30, 2009
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving teams are set to host Emory Saturday at Noon in the final meet of the regular season. Prior to the meet, the eight Tech seniors — Chris Lee, Greg Tunning, Andy Miller, Kevin Skenes, Caroline Jones, Noah Copeland, Mauricio Sousa and Mickey Malul — will be honored.
“This is our last dual meet of the season and it will be a special day for the seniors,” head coach Stu Wilson said. “They have set a very high expectation for the other classes to follow. They have been such great role models for the swimmers at Georgia Tech where they have shown that you can be successful in the classroom and in the pool. The seniors will once again show the other classes how it’s done in the pool.”
The men’s team is 6-2 overall and 2-2 in ACC competition, while the women are 5-6 and 0-5. All-time, the men’s team is 80-4 against Emory while the women are 7-0. Last season, the men defeated Emory 182-91 while the women scored a 167-78 win against their cross-town foe.
The swimming and diving teams will be conducting a silent auction during the meet to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.” Items available to bid on include a signed basketball by Paul Hewitt and an autographed football by Paul Johnson. So far this season, the swimming and diving teams have raised $2,232.69 towards their goal of $3,000.
The Jackets are coming off a split last weekend against UNC-Wilmington and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The Jackets set three War Memorial Pool records on the day. Hannah Krimm, who won both diving events, set a record in the three-meter with 327.95 points. She also won the one-meter event with a score of 296.75. The men’s 200-medley relay team of Ilia Ayzenshtok, Travis Wagner, Mickey Malul and Mauricio Sousa had a pool record with their time of 1:30.47. Malul also set a pool record with his 55.34 in the 100-breast.
Noah Copeland won two events for the Yellow Jackets as he placed first in both the 200-free (1:40.10) and 100-free (45.06). Sousa, Matthew Vaughan and Gal Nevo were also individual winners for the Yellow Jacket men’s team. Sousa won the 50-free (20.39), Vaughan won the 200-breast (2:06.00) and Nevo led the way in the 200-IM (1:51.76).