ATLANTA (Nov. 2) – The Georgia Tech men’s swimming & diving team will host its final home meet of the year as it welcomes the College of Charleston (S.C.) Friday for a 7 p.m., dual meet at Emory University’s Woodruff Center Natatorium. Tech enters the meet with a 3-2 overall record after defeating Davidson (151-76) and Emory (171-66) last Saturday.
“We are fairly pleased with how the season is progressing,” said third-year head coach Seth Baron. “We need to work on executing the technical aspects of swimming such as starts, turns and finishes. We have a good opportunity to race against a solid team and look forward to our athletes continuing to improve meet to meet.”
The Jackets were led last weekend by freshman James Salazar (Huntsville, Ala.), who captured the 1,000 freestyle in 9:43.64 and the 200 backstroke in 1:54.00, as Tech won nine out of 13 first places on the way to the pair of victories. Freshman Shilo Ayalon (Kfar Hanassi, Israel) won the 200 freestyle in 1:44.39 and 500 freestyle in 4:39.14 to help Tech pull away. Sophomore Charles Gersbach (Tabernacle, N.J.) won the 200 butterfly, while sophomore David Laitala (Richardson, Texas) captured the 100 freestyle. Freshman Ross Dye (Marietta, Ga.) won the 50 freestyle, while freshman diver Ben Dannemann (Tucker, Ga.) won the 3-meter diving with 209 points.
The Jackets will next be in action December 3-5 at the Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga.