Oct. 21, 2011
ATLANTA – In their first home meet of the 2011-12 season, the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads fell in a dual meet with ACC Foe North Carolina at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The men’s team fell 122-170 while the women tallied 100.5 points to North Carolina’s 187.5.
” I am very happy with the way we raced from start to finish against a very good North Carolina squad,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “Our divers did very well today, we had some victories over the Tar Heels and I am looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow and taking on another tough team in South Carolina.”
Shining on the day was Anton Lagerqvist who easily took home two victories, first in the 100-Breast with a time of 57.50 and later in the 200-Breast with a time of 2:05.57. Lagerqvist cruised to the victories with a two second advantage in the 100 and a three second edge in the 200.
Also taking home a victory on the day was senior Jordan Evans who raced out to a time of 55.87 in the 100-Fly. Evans was followed by teammate Keren Siebner who earned a second place finish in the race with a time of 57.00. The men’s 100-Fly corps was also successful as newcomers Nico van Duijn touched the wall second with a time of 50.04 and Mark Sarman earned the third place finish in 51.32.
The sprint group continued their success as Lexi Weber finished in a tie for second place in the 100-Free with a time of 52.32. She improved in the 50-Free and took home first place by the narrow margin of .04 seconds with a 23.82 second finish. The men’s 50-Free group too home second-sixth place as Andrew Kosic was the first Tech athlete to touch with a second place, 20.87 second finish. Nigel Plummer earned third place in 20.94, Ben Shepperd took fourth in 21.33, Jake Johnson landed in fifth in 21.55 and Andrew Chetcuti rounded things out in sixth place with a time of 21.59.
On the diving side of things, Brandon Makinson earned a win in the 1-meter dive with a score of 336.23. The Tech diving corps earned runner up spots in the other events with Ashley Hardy taking second in the women’s one meter dive with a score of 271.28 while Helen Alvey finished third in 261.38. Alvey and Hardy flip flopped in the 3-meter dive with Alvey taking second (293.78) and Hardy finishing third (284.70) while Sarah Roethel finished sixth (199.35). Makinson earned the runner up spot in the 3-meter with a score of 367.05 while Chris Khosravi took third in 337.65.
The Jackets are back in action tomorrow, Saturday, when they head up to Columbia, South Carolina for a dual with the Gamecocks. The meet will kick off at 3 p.m.