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Tech's 200 Freestyle Relay Takes Third at Women's ACC Championships

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Georgia Tech 200-yard freestyle relay team of Jaclyn Keys (Duluth, Ga.), Moeko Wallis (Columbus, Ga.), Elizabeth Foster (Frankfort, Ky.) and Natanya Harper (Atlanta, Ga.) posted a school record time of 1:34.25 to finish third at the Women’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Virginia’s Aquatic and Fitness Center tonight. Florida State holds the lead after two days of competition with 233 points, followed by North Carolina (227), Virginia (219), Maryland (190), Duke (121), Georgia Tech (106), NC State (105) and Clemson (105).

Sophomore Laurissa Prystaj (Fairport, N.Y.) posted a score of 247.30 on the one-meter springboard to finish ninth for the Yellow Jackets.

Wallis broke the school record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.74 to finish 11th for Tech. Keys tallied a 12th- place finish for the Jackets in the 50 free with a personal-record time of 23.77. Rounding out finals competitors for Tech in the 50 free was Harper, posting a season-best time of 23.89 to finish 17th.

Tallying a pair of 15th-place finishes for the Rambling Wreck were juniors Elizabeth Foster (Frankfort, Ky.) and Amy Sutton (Hoover, Ala.). Foster posted a time of 2:06.22 in the 200 individual medley to finish 15th. Sutton scored 217.35 points in the one-meter diving event for Tech.

Competing in the `Bonus’ finals of the 500 free for the Yellow Jackets were juniors Ann Battle (Alexandria, Va.) and Michelle Maguire (Conway, Ark.), along with freshman Heather Matz (Puyallup, Wash.). Matz finished 20th in the event with a season-best time of 4:59.42. Battle tallied a 22nd-place finish for the Jackets with a time of 5:00.33, while Maguire finished 23rd with a time of 5:04.14.

The championship meet will continue Friday, Feb. 20, beginning with the preliminaries at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m. The Women’s ACC Championships can be followed via live stats at www.ramblinwreck.com.

-GT SWIMMING & DIVING-

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