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Swimming & Diving Sweeps Emory

Jan. 18, 2014

Complete Results

ATLANTA – Emory University, ranked No. 1 nationally in Division III on the women’s side and No. 3 in men’s, gave the Georgia Tech swimming & diving team all it could handle Saturday at Emory, but the Yellow Jackets claimed a 159-140 women’s win and a 193-90 men’s victory.

Kate Woolbright won both the 1,000 and 500 free to pace the Tech women, while Elliott Brockelbank took both distance freestyle events and Andrew Kosic picked up three victories to lead the men.

Woolbright was clocked at 10:15.05 to win the 1,000 free, and the junior led three Yellow Jackets in a top-three sweep in the 500. Woolbright picked up the win in 5:01.82, followed by Sarah Williford (5:03.90) and Hailey White (5:05.74).

Also leading the way for the women was Kate Brandus, the winner in both the 200 fly (2:05.78) and 100 fly (56.55). Teammate Frederique Lefebvre (57.79) took second in the 100 fly.

Senior Hailey White (1:52.91) and Chiara Ruiu (1:53.63) went 1-2 in 200 free, while Ruiu won the 100 free in a time of 52.18. Sophomore Erika Staskevicius put down a winning time of 24.25 in the 50 free.

The Yellow Jackets swept the top two spots in both women’s springboard events with Shannon Lumbra (291.90) and Ashley Hardy (284.93) going 1-2 on the 1m, and Hardy (321.15) and Lumbra (311.85) switching places on the 3m.

The Emory women won both 400 medley relay and 400 free relay.

On the men’s side, Brockelbank had a solid meet for the Jackets as the junior won the 1,000 free in a time of 9:30.96 and was clocked at 4:37.61 in winning the 500 free. Yuval Safra (9:38.09) placed second in the 1,000, with Ben Southern (4:40.98) and Safra (4:41.16) taking second and third in the 500.

Kosic, the reigning Swimming World Magazine Performer of the Week, won the 50 free in a time of 20.50, was victorious in the 100 fly (48.81) and led off the winning 400 free relay with Taylor Wilson, Robert Borowicz and Andrew Chetcuti in a time of 3:04.92.

Wilson Wei (1:51.48) and Safra (1:53.56) went 1-2 in 200 back, while Ben Southern (1:49.63) and Mark Sarman (1:52.08) swept the top two spots in 200 fly. Sarman also finished second to Kosic in the 100 fly in 50.12.

Other victories for Tech men included Mats Westergren (1:43.55) in the 200 free, Anton Lagerqvist in the 200 breast (2:04.89) and Jacob Johnson (47.15) in the 100 free.

Brad Homza and Omar Eteiba were uncontested on both the 1m and 3m springboards.

Georgia Tech closes out the regular season on February 1 by hosting Darton College on Senior Day.

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