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Tech Breaks 800 Free Relay Record in Day One of Women's ACC Championships

Feb. 16, 2005

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech 800-yard freestyle relay team of Vesna Stojanovska, Liz Foster, Elizabeth Stowe and Meghan DeVinney broke the school record by five seconds with a NCAA `B’ cut time of 7:24.06 to finish fifth at the 2005 Women’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on Wednesday night. Stojanovska broke the school record in the 200 free with a leadoff split time of 1:48.88.

Maryland leads after day one with a point total of 80. Virginia is second (68), North Carolina third (64), Clemson fourth (52), Duke fifth (48), Miami sixth (46), NC State seventh (40), Florida State eighth (30), Georgia Tech ninth (28) and Virginia Tech 10th (26).

UMD’s Liz Lavell, Chrissy Miller, Meghan Sackett and Sasha Malanina set a new ACC meet record with a NCAA `B’ cut time of 7:13.29 in the 800 free relay to capture first place.

UNC’s Virginia Hanson set a new pool record in the 200 free with a leadoff split time of 1:48.33 to lead the Tar Heels to a second-place finish in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:18.57.

The Terps tallied a second first-place finish in the 200 medley relay as the team of Megan Knepper, Marina Mulyayeva, Gigi DeToll and Cynthia Weir swam a NCAA `B’ cut time of 1:40.98, shattering the GTAC pool record of 1:44.14.

The ACC Championship meet will continue on Thursday with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m. in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The entire meet can be followed on www.ramblinwreck.com.

-GT SWIMMING & DIVING-

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