Nov. 6, 2004
RALEIGH, N.C. – Junior All-American Sam Morgan won the 500- and 1000-freestyle events to lead the Georgia Tech men’s swimming and diving team to a 140-97 victory over NC State on Friday night. The Tech women dropped a close 122-121 decision to the Wolfpack.
Morgan posted times of 4:34.85 and 9:17.79 in the 500 and 1000 free events, respectively. Freshman Elizabeth Stowe finished first in the women’s 500 free with a time of 5:00.07.
Sophomore Tony Burkhardt led the diving for the Jackets with first-place finishes on the one- and three-meter springboards. Burkhardt tallied NCAA Zone qualifying marks of 318.23 and 299.10. Junior Laurissa Prystaj posted a NCAA Zone marks of 269.55 and 272.63 to finish second in both events to lead the women.
Senior Jaclyn Keys posted a time of 24.63 in the women’s 50 free to capture the event for the Rambling Wreck. Junior Jason Howard picked up a win for Tech in the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:42.91.
Also registering wins for the women were juniors Ashley Kracke and Meghan DeVinney. Kracke posted a season-best time of 2:05.28 in the 200 backstroke, while DeVinney finished with a season-best time of 2:04.33 in the 200 butterfly. Senior Matt Figh tallied a first-place finish in the men’s 200 fly with a season-best time of 1:52.18.
Sophomore Ryan Bishop posted a season-best time of 1:53.37 in the men’s 200 individual medley to finish first for the Jackets.
The Rambling Wreck will return home for a dual meet against defending ACC champions Virginia on Friday, Nov. 12. The combined dual meet is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start in the GTAC.
-GT SWIMMING & DIVING-