Feb. 21, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Shannon Lumbra and Brad Homza continued their impressive performances on the springboards as the 2014 ACC Swimming & Diving Championship rolled on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.
With 221.5 points, the women maintained their hold on 10th place. Virginia continues to lead the women’s championship, followed by North Carolina, Florida State, NC State and Virginia Tech in the top five.
After a career-best seventh-place finish yesterday on the 1-meter board, Lumbra added 13 points to the Yellow Jackets’ cause with her 14th-place finish on the 3-meter. The sophomore scored 311.05 points on Friday.
Freshman men’s diver Bradley Homza was also strong on the 1-meter board, as he scored 345.30 points and finished 11th overall.
In the women’s 400 medley relay, the team of Carly Sweeney, Darelle Cowley, Kate Brandus and Katherine Clark finished 10th overall by putting down a time of 3:44.82 – the fifth-fastest time in Tech history.
The final day of the Championship starts on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the preliminaries of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast and 200 fly. Men’s platform diving prelims and finals start at 1 p.m., with the women’s platform prelims starting at 4:30 p.m. and finishing with the finals at approximately 8:20 p.m. The swimming finals, including the 1650 freestyle, start at 7 p.m.
One change of note in this year’s Championship is the addition of the scoring of all 24 competitors competing in a swimming final. In previous years, only the top 16 competitors received points that counted toward their team’s total.
Each top-three finisher in each individual event and each member of first-play relay teams earn All-ACC honors.
A live video stream of event finals will be available Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., with Dean Linke handling play-by-play and Frank Comfort adding analysis.