ATLANTA (Oct. 28) – Georgia Tech’s swimming and diving team returns to action Saturday as it travels across town to face Emory and Davidson in the Woodruff Center Natatorium at 10 a.m. Tech, 1-2 this year, will be looking to bounce back after losses to No. 19 Florida State and NC State last Saturday.
Tech defeated Emory last year, 148-91, and has a 71-4 overall record against the Eagles, while the Wildcats defeated the Jackets, 135-99 in Davidson, N.C. last year. Tech holds a 12-8 series record against Davidson.
“We are looking forward to this weekend’s swim meets and are hoping to get back on track against Emory and Davidson,” said third-year head coach Seth Baron. “This is not going to be an easy meet. In my first two seasons, we have not beaten Davidson College and for some reason, the Wildcats seem to be swimming at their peek when they compete against us. We will have to have a solid meet, if we want to win both of these meets.”
The Jackets will look toward sophomore David Laitala (Richardson, Texas) and freshman Shilo Ayalon (Kfar Hanassi, Israel) to lead the attack. Laitala is one of the team’s top contributors in the individual medley, butterfly and medley relay, while Ayalon has been the team’s top distance swimmer after setting school records in the 1,000 and 1,650 freestyles during the squad’s first two meets.