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Tech Swimming and Diving Wraps up Dual Meet Schedule with Sweep of Western Kentucky

Feb. 2, 2002

ATLANTA — In their final dual meet of the season, the Georgia Tech men and women’s swimming and diving teams each defeated Western Kentucky on Saturday at Emory’s Woodruff P.E. Center. The men won, 143-94, while the women were victorious, 122-118.

Tech’s men (6-3, 3-1 ACC) were led by junior All-American Shilo Ayalon, who won the 200 free in 1:40.20 and captured the 500 free in 4:28.58. Sophomore Chris Biedrzycki placed first in the 200 IM, posting a time of 1:55.69, while senior David Laitala won the 200 fly in 1:49.68. He was followed by classmate Brady Skaggs, who finished second.

Other wins for the men came from junior Tomonori Tsuji, who won the 200 breast in a season-best time of 2:01.60, as well as Tech’s 400 medley relay squad.

Freshman Cara DeVinny led the way for the women (5-6, 0-4 ACC), as she posted wins in the 200 butterfly and 200 breaststroke. Her time of 2:21.86 in the breaststroke is a school record. DeVinny combined with classmates Anna Saum, Jenny Lentz and Moeko Wallis to post a Yellow Jacket record in the 400 medley relay (3:54.53).

This meet marked the final dual meet for seniors Laitala, Hank Longmire, Carl Nylander, Leo Salinas, David Silver and Skaggs.

The Jackets will now turn their focus to the ACC Championships, which begin for the women on Feb. 21. The men’s event runs from Feb. 28 to March 2. Both meets are set for College Park, Md.



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