Jan. 21, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Led by junior Alexis Weber, the Georgia Tech women’s swimming & diving team downed Miami, while freshman Andrew Kosic had another big day for the men as the Yellow Jackets battled Virginia Tech and Miami Saturday in Christiansburg, Va.
The women defeated the Hurricanes, 189-105, but dropped a 172-127 decision to the Hokies. The men were beaten by Virginia Tech 196-104.
Weber won four events to aid the women, who picked up their second ACC win after beating Clemson earlier this season. Weber won the 50 free (23.43), the 100 free (50.73) and the 200 free (1:51.58) and finished things off with Sarah Broadley, Heidi Hatteberg and Kate Riley for a victory in the 400 free relay (3:27.63).
Kosic also enjoyed another big day for the Jackets as the rookie continues to round into form for the ACC Championship in mid-February. Kosic helped lead the men’s 400 free relay to setting a new pool record, he won the 200 free (1:40.28), won the 50 free (20.59) and was second in the 100 free (45.34).
On the 400 free relay, he teamed with Nigel Plummer, Jordan Johnson and Nico van Duijn for a winning and season-best time of 3:01.26, breaking the previous Christiansburg Aquatic Center record of 3:01.43 set by NC State last October.
van Duijn also had a solid afternoon, tying VT’s James Crabb for the win in the 200 fly with a season-best time of 1:50.46 and taking second in the 100 fly (49.18).
Also for the men, Anton Lagerqvist was victorious in the 200 breast (2:03.92) and was second in the 100 breast (57.54). Ryan Salmon was third in the 100 breast (57.72). Elliott Brockelbank was third in 1,000 free (9:40.67). Brandon Makinson collected a third-place finish in the three-meter diving, scoring 367.70 points.
On the women’s side, Hatteberg scored a victory in the 200 back by putting down a winning time of 2:03.24 and was second in the 100 back (56.83). Kate Woolbright, who was third in the 200 back (2:04.87), brought home second-place finishes in both distance free events — 500 free (5:03.49) and 1,000 free (10:14.06).
The Yellow Jackets return to action next Saturday, hosting Emory in the regular-season finale at the GT Aquatic Center. The meet begins at 11 a.m. with Senior Day ceremonies preceding the action.