Jan. 16, 2010
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams returned to action on Saturday afternoon in a dual meet against NC State. The Yellow Jacket men’s team was victorious over the Wolfpack 167-131, while the Tech women lost 184-110.
With the victory, the men’s team improved to 4-4 on the year, 2-2 in ACC meets, while the women’s team fell to 4-5-1 (1-4 in the ACC) with the loss.
“It was just great for us to get back in the pool today,” said swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “I thought our men were very solid today, while our women did some good things, they still have some room to grow,”
“It’s just one more step for us as we keep preparing for the ACC Championships.”
Things got underway poolside in the women’s 400 medley relay, in which Georgia Tech’s A-team of Heidi Hatteberg, Hen Pauker, Christine Chuang and Agatha Kwasnik finished second in a time of 3:50.6 to put Tech on the board with four points.
In the men’s portion of the 400 medley relay, The Yellow Jacket A-squad of Johnny Hagaman, Matthew Vaughan, Eric Chiu and Nigel Plummer finished first in a time of 3:24.44 to earn 11 team points and get the men’s squad started in the right direction.
Next up in the women’s 1000-free. Jing Li finished second, hitting the wall in 10:29.58 to earn four team points, while on the men’s side of the 1000-free, Kevin Morgan also finished second in 9:48.76 to net four points.
In the women’s 200-free, Alexis Weber finished second in 1:51.45 to net four points for the Jackets, while teammate Sarah Broadley finished in a close third (1:52.12) earning three team points. In the men’s 200-free, Travis Wagner finished second after hitting the wall in 1:41.33, while Matt Tang finished right behind his teammate in 1:42.18.
The women’s team picked up their first win of the day in the 100-back when Hatteberg hit the wall in 57.25 to earn the Jackets nine points. Ryann Kopacka finished second in the event with a time of 58.42 to net four points for Georgia Tech. On the men’s side of the 100-back, Hagaman picked up the second win of the day for the Tech men with a 51.76 performance.
The Georgia Tech men picked up another win in the 100-breaststroke as Vaughan captured the event with a time of 56.53. Next in the men’s 200-fly, Gal Nevo picked up his first win of the day after hitting the wall in 1:48.90.
In the men’s 50-free, Nigel Plummer continued the Georgia Tech momentum with a victory of his own in a time of 20.41. Tech’s Sullivan Lynch finished right behind Plummer in second place with a time of 20.93.
Next up the women’s one meter springboard dive, Hannah Krimm notched the second win of the day for the Jackets after recording a 274.95 score. Krimm also took the top spot in the three-meter springboard with a 264.45 performance.
Rounding things out on the day, Nevo notched two more wins in events, taking the top spot in the 200-breast in a time of 2:03.71 and the 400-IM in 3:58.87. Eric Chiu captured the 100-fly in 50.62, while diver Brandon Makinson was victorious in the three-meter dive with a 348.75.
The last two events swam on the day were the men’s and women’s 400 free relay, in which Georgia Tech’s A-team’s finished second. On the women’s side, the team of Keren Siebner, Sarah Broadley, Kate Riley and Agatha Kwasnik hit the wall in 3:26.20 to miss a win by four tenths of a second, while for the men, Wagner, Chiu, Hagaman and Tang finished in 3:05.62.
The Yellow Jackets return to action on Saturday, Jan. 23rd when they host both Florida State and Virginia Tech at the Aquatic Center. Action gets underway at 11 a.m.