Oct. 22, 2009
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s swimming & diving team will host national power Florida on Friday at the Aquatic Center. Action is set to start at 6 p.m.
“It’s not everyday that you get the chance to swim a top-10 program in your home pool,” said swimming head coach Courtney Hart. “We all know Florida will give us everything they have and we are ready to take full advantage of the opportunity that will be before us on Friday night. We know that this will be a big step for our program and we are hoping everyone can come out and support us against one of the top programs in the country.”
The meet will be a 16-event format with the 200-medley, 1000-free, 200-IM, and 200-free relays. Fans can follow the meet with live stats via the link at www.RamblinWreck.com.
Georgia Tech comes into Friday’s meet posting a 3-1 overall record. In there last event, the Yellow Jackets swept Western Kentucky (164-136) and ACC foe Clemson (165-135) in the team’s annual Parent’s Weekend meet on Oct. 10.
Top performers on the day for Georgia Tech included Travis Wagner, who finished first n the 200-free, Nigel Plummer, who was the top finisher in the 50-free and Gal Nevo, who was tops in the 200-IM. The Yellow Jackets also picked up a victory in the 200-medley relay.
Florida comes into the meet with Georgia Tech sporting a 1-0 record after topping Virginia, 159-141 in the squad’s season opener on Oct. 9. Shaune Frazier led the Gators in the victory winning three events. Frazier is also the defending NCAA national champion in both the 100-IM and the 200-IM.
All-time, Florida holds a 24-14 edge over the Yellow Jackets.