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Yellow Jackets Set For ACC Opener

Oct. 25, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving team dives into Atlantic Coast Conference action Friday afternoon with a double-dual meet versus Florida State and NC State in Tallahassee, Fla.

Friday’s meet is underway at 4 p.m. at FSU’s Morcom Aquatics Center and live timing can be found on the Meet Mobile app (for smartphones).

“This will be a very good meet to see where we stand early in the season,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “NC State and Florida State are very good programs — both men’s programs are ranked — and we’re looking forward to Friday’s meet. We’ve had a couple good weeks of practice and hoping some hard work pays off.”

The Georgia Tech men and women are each 1-1 on the year, having defeated Limestone College in the season opener. The NC State men and women are each 1-0 with an ACC win over Virginia Tech on the ledger. The Seminole men are 0-1, while the women are 3-0.

FSU’s Paul Murray and Georgia Tech’s Andrew Kosic enter the meet ranked first and second in the ACC in the 50 free and second and third, respectively, in the 100 free. Kosic has not lost a 50 or 100 free event this season, including a sweep of the two events versus No. 8 Georgia last week.

The Yellow Jackets got a strong showing from their women’s divers at Georgia, and Tech enters the meet with Shannon Lumbra (290.47) ranked fifth in the ACC on the 1-meter board and Ashley Hardy (315.07) and Lumbra (307.80) ranked fourth and fifth on the 3-meter board.

Florida State is one of four ACC schools to make its debut in the first CSCAA men’s swimming and diving poll of the season. The 10th-ranked Seminoles head the ACC and are followed by Virginia Tech (No. 14), North Carolina (No. 17) and NC State (No. 24).

Following Friday’s meet, Tech returns home to host Savannah College of Art and Design and Clemson (diving only) on November 9 at 11 a.m.

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