Nov. 3, 2004
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Raleigh, N.C., for a combined dual meet this Friday at 5 p.m. The Yellow Jackets swept the Wolfpack a year ago in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
Leading the men early in the season are divers Evan Stowers and Tony Burkhardt. Both have made NCAA Zone qualifying standards and lead the Atlantic Coast Conference on the three-meter springboard with scores of 347.10 and 324.30, respectively. They will go head-to-head with NC State’s TJ Ferguson who leads the ACC on the one-meter board.
Junior All-American Sam Morgan posted the ACC’s top time in the 1000 freestyle last weekend with a season-best time of 9:15.32. Morgan will match up with the Wolfpack’s Chris Schenck (9:34.85) who stands 10th in the league.
Sophomore Ryan Bishop is also off to a fast start for the Yellow Jackets. Bishop ranks seventh in the ACC in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:06.40 and will go against NC State’s Rob Yeager (2:06.18) who is one spot above Bishop in the ACC’s top times list.
On the women’s side, freshman Elizabeth Stowe continues to swim fast for the Jackets. Stowe broke the school record in the 1000 free (10:06.92) during the first weekend of the season and currently ranks fifth in the ACC in the 1000 and ninth in the 500 free (4:57.22). NC State’s Lindsay Barwegen leads the Pack distance swimmers with the seventh best time in the ACC in the 1000 free (10:09.04).
Junior Meghan DeVinney posted the league’s 10th best time last weekend in the 200 butterfly (2:06.79) and will go up against the Pack’s Laura Cutler who stands ninth in the conference (2:05.75).
The Tech men are currently 2-3 on the season with three losses to nationally ranked opponents. The women suffered the same fate as the men as they have four losses to top-25 opponents and will be searching for their first win of the season this Friday. NC State enters the meet with records of 1-1 (men) and 3-1 (women).
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.
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