Feb. 21, 2003
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Highlighted by sophomore Cara DeVinny’s fourth-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley Friday, the Georgia Tech women’s swimming and diving team sits in sixth place following day two of the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at the University of North Carolina’s Koury Natatorium.
The Jackets have totaled 168 points to rank sixth, ahead of both Duke (165) and NC State (161). Virginia moved into first place with a score of 464 points after the second day of action. Defending champion North Carolina moved into second place with 376 points, while Maryland stands in third with 371 points heading into the final day of competition. Rounding out the rest of the scores, Florida State is fourth (364) and Clemson is fifth (270).
DeVinny’s fourth-place effort was the best of day for Tech. Her time of 4:18.74 met the NCAA “B” qualifying standard. Joining DeVinny in Friday night finals was the duo of freshman Ashley Kracke and Anna Saum in the 100 back. Kracke took fifth in 56.32, while Saum was seventh in 56.85.
Additionally, three school records fell during Friday’s evening session. Freshman Meghan DeVinney won the consolation final and took ninth overall with a school-record time of 56.14 in the 100 fly, while classmate Laura Heiser eclipsed the old Tech mark with a time of 1:04.97 in the 100 breast, a performance that was good for 11th place. The Jackets also set a school record in the 800 free relay, as Kracke, Jennifer Christenson, Lisa Hancock and DeVinny posted a time of 7:33.75 to place sixth.
Also scoring for Tech were Elizabeth Foster, who was 14th in the 100 fly, and Saum, who placed 15th in the same event.
The meet resumes Saturday at 11a.m. with the preliminary session and concludes with Saturday night’s finals at 7 p.m.