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Tech Travels to Auburn for First Chance Meet

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving teams will be sending a handful of athletes to the Auburn First Chance Invite this weekend. The competition starts on Friday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. ET and will continue Saturday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m ET. 

The last time in competition, the Jackets recorded dominating performances, the women defeated both Carson Newman 240-48 and ECU 198-101. This weekend the women will have several competitors in action including: 

  • Lily Burke 
  • Ariana Dirkzwager 
  • Sarah Livingston 
  • Caroline Pape 
  • Sabina Mrzyglod 
  • Kiah Smith 
  • Caroline Porterfield 
  • Anne Deedy 
  • Sophia Dumont   


In the meet against Carson Newman the men had a dominating performance demolishing Carson Newman 208-48. Three athletes recorded first place finishes in multiple events including Mert Kilavuz 1000 Y Free and 500 Y Free, Leandro Odorici 100 Breast and100 Y Free, and Nils Bognar 100 Back (48.68) and 400 IM (3:51.90).  This weekend the men will also have several Jackets in action including: 

  • Caleb Blischke 
  • Wiggo Frohde 
  • Jonathan Shaheen 
  • Stephen Jones 
  • Cade Martin 
  • Will Coady 
  • Sean Santos 
  • Julian Killius 
  • Hunter Foehner 
  • Henry Gibbs 
  • Ramy El Ghaziri 
  • Bennett Parramore 
  • Blake Burnley 
  • Breno Santana 

The upcoming invite will serve as a chance for several Jackets to improve their times and earn a spot on Tech’s squad that will compete at the ACC Championships. 

In the February CSCAA Division I Poll, the men’s team ranks at No. 24 in the nation.  

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