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Wang, Loschi, Southern and Casillas Score Wins on Friday

Jan. 20, 2017

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THE FLATS – Georgia Tech swimming and diving recorded a total of seven wins and 32 top-three finishes on Friday in a non-conference dual meet at home versus the Alabama Crimson Tide at the McAuley Aquatic Center. The women’s team fell to Alabama 150-91, while the men’s team suffered a 145-96 defeat to No. 11 Alabama.

“We had some good performances today, but overall we just didn’t swim the way I know we are capable of,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “We haven’t competed in over a month, since Dec. 19, and it showed today because we were a little rusty. We are going to jump right back into training and continue to work towards the ACC Championships.”

The Yellow Jackets will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 28, for Senior Day. Tech will host both Florida State and SCAD at 11 a.m. at the McAuley Aquatic Center.

Women’s Highlights

Highlighted by Iris Wang‘s wins in the 100 and 200 free, the women’s team posted a total of 16 top-three finishes combined between the swimming and diving events on Friday afternoon.

In the diving events, freshman Carly Doi finished runner-up in the 3-meter dive with a score of 276.98 and took third in the 1-meter dive with a score of 249.45.

Senior Andrea Demick, returning to competition for the first time since October, placed fifth in the 1-meter dive with a mark of 236.40, while fellow Jacket diver Madison Young took fifth in the 3-meter dive with a score of 251.63.

Wang touched the wall in first in the 100 free with an NCAA `B’ cut time of 49.96. She also earned a win in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.43, finishing ahead of fellow Jacket Chloe Miller who placed fifth with her time of 1:54.28.

In the 200 breast, Tech took second and third overall, as Florina Ilie finished runner-up with her time of 2:19.32 and just in front of fellow Tech swimmer Kristen Hepler and her mark of 2:19.69.

The freshmen trio of Emily Ilgenfritz (17:30.49),Tamir Gonen Cohen (17:41.58) and Sara al Khatib (17:49.20) went second, third and fourth in the 1650 free event, while Ilgenfritz (5:05.12) and fellow freshman Lindsay Wallace placed third and fifth overall, respectively, in the 500 free.

Junior Kaitlin Kitchens (24.06) and Laura Branton (24.22) placed fourth and fifth in the 50 free.

Branton went on to turn in a second-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 2:02.44, where she was joined by both Miller (2:06.10) and Maddie Oliver (2:06.75) in the top-five with fourth and fifth-place finishes.

In the 400 IM, junior Kira de Bruyn finished third overall with a time of 4:26.92, ahead of both Chiara Ruiu (4:37.13) and Kelli Croft (4:44.53) who were close behind in fourth and fifth-place, respectively. De Bruyn also recorded a fifth-place finish in the 100 free with her time of 53.03.

Tech’s Alex Rieger registered a second-place finish in the 200 back with a time of 2:03.09, while Sara Gilbert (2:04.79) and Maddie Paschal (2:05.16) finished fourth and fifth, respectively for the Yellow Jackets.

In the 200 medley relay, the Georgia Tech team of Paschal, Ruiu, Branton and Kitchens took second overall with a time of 1:43.92, while the `A’ team of Wang, Kitchens, Ilgenfritz and Paschal took first-place in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:34.22.

Men’s Highlights

The Yellow Jacket men’s team also tallied 16 top-three finishes lead by wins from Moises Loschi, Ben Southern and Matt Casillas.

Loschi earned a win in the 200 breast, touching the wall first with an NCAA `B’ cut time of 1:58.49, while Southern recorded a win in the 200 fly with his NCAA `B’ cut time of 1:46.44.

Casillas picked up a win in the 1-meter dive with a career best score of 340.80, which was also an NCAA `B’ mark. The sophomore diver also finished fourth in the 3-meter dive with a score of 305.18, just behind fellow sophomore Nolan Mallet and his third-place score of 314.25.

Fellow diver Omar Eteiba, who missed the Virginia Tech meet, placed second in the 3-meter dive with an NCAA `B’ mark of 327.75 and took third overall in the 1-meter dive with his score of 267.83.

Alex Kimpel placed third in the 200 breast with his time of 2:01.52, finishing two spots in front of Joseph Portillo and his mark of 2:04.43, while in the 200 back the Yellow Jackets placed third and fifth overall as well with Rodrigo Quadros Correia (1:48.26) taking third and Robert Borowicz (1:50.04) finishing in fifth.

Correia also scored a second-place finish in the 200 free, touching the wall in a time of 1:38.41.

In the 100 free, Noah Harasz registered a runner-up finish with his time of 45.98, while freshman Aidan Pastel also scored for the Jackets with a fifth-place and a time of 46.88.

Behind Southern’s first-place finish in the 200 fly were freshmen Tim Slanschek (1:49.95) and Clay Hering (1:51.38) in third and fourth, respectively, while in the 400 IM Colt Williamson (4:05.60), Joonas Koski (4:06.30) and Slanschek (4:11.15) took third, fourth and fifth overall.

Junior Stefan Kranenburg (21.29) and Pastel (21.33) finished fourth and fifth in the 50 free, while Loschi (16:04.18) and freshman Brennan Day (16:06.00) matched the feat in the 1650 free.

The Jackets picked up a win in the 200 free relay, as the unit of Harasz, Kranenburg, Borowicz and Dan Cohen Solal touched the wall with a time of 1:23.42, while in the 200 medley relay the `A’ team of Correia, Loschi, Southern and Harasz placed third with their time of 1:29.29.

Tech Tidbits

* The Georgia Tech `A’ relay team of Iris Wang, Kaitlin Kitchens, Emily Ilgenfritz and Maddie Paschal turned in the 10th-best time in school history in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:34.22.
* Freshman Sara al Khatib set a new career best mark of 17:49.20 in the 1650 free.
* Freshman Emily Dykstra set a new career best time of 18:18.96 in the 1650 free.
* Freshman Chloe Miller recorded a new career best mark of 1:54.28 in the 200 free.
* Miller also turned in a career best time of 2:06.10 in the 200 fly.
* Freshman Jordyn Sak recorded a career best score of 215.85 in the 3-meter dive.
* Freshman Abbey Yates turned in a career best mark of 226.13 in the 1-meter dive.
* Sophomore Matt Casillas posted a career best score of 340.80 in the 1-meter dive.
* Sophomore Rodrigo Quadros Correia turned in a career best time of 1:48.26 in the 200 back.
* Sophomore Joseph Portillo recorded a career best time of 1:54.25 in the 200 fly.

* All career best marks are marks set during their time competing Georgia Tech.

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