Dec. 19, 2016
Complete Meet Results (PDF)
NAPLES, FLA. —The Georgia Tech swimming team recorded a clean sweep on Monday night, as both the men’s and women’s teams defeated both Cincinnati and Florida Atlantic in double-dual meet action at the Norris Aquatic Center in Naples, Fla.
The women’s team defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 116-89 and trounced FAU 169.5-35.5, while the men’s squad beat the Bearcats 143-62 and more than quadrupled the Owls at 168-37.
“I am very happy with the way that we raced today,” stated head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “Both Cincinnati and FAU are good teams and I was happy to see that we were very competitive and raced hard.”
The women’s team raced out to a great start to the double-dual meet taking first and second-place overall in the first race of the night, the 200 medley relay. The team of Maddie Paschal, Chiara Ruiu, Laura Branton and Megan Hansen touched the wall in first with their time of 1:45.13, finishing just in front of the team of Sara Gilbert, Florina Ilie, Morgan Lyons and Alex Rieger and their runner-up time of 1:45.29.
Freshman Emily Ilgenfritz posted a runner-up finish in the 1000 free with her time of 10:11.79, a new personal best mark and a Tech season best time on the year, while sophomore Iris Wang picked up a second-place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:49.50.
In the 50 free, Kaitlin Kitchens earned a first-place finish with her time of 23.84, while Hansen placed third overall with a time of 24.65.
The trio of Chloe Miller (2:07.62), Branton (2:10.00) and Tamir Gonen Cohen (2:10.66) finished in third, fourth and fifth places, respectively, in the 200 fly on Monday night, while sprinters Wang (50.82) and Kitchens (52.45) touched the wall in second and third in the 100 free event.
The 200 back event belonged to the Yellow Jackets, as Tech claimed five of the top-seven spots in the race. Rieger recorded the win for the Jackets with her time of 2:02.39, while Paschal placed third with a time of 2:03.57. Gilbert (2:04.89), Caroline Lee (2:08.26) and de Bruyn (2:10.27) finished in fourth, fifth and seventh overall.
Ilgenfritz tallied her second runner-up finish of the meet in the 500 free with her time of 4:57.03, while fellow Jacket Lindsay Wallace took fourth overall with her time of 5:12.42.
Tech went 1-2-3 in the 200 breast with Ilie (2:17.48), Ruiu (2:18.64) and Hepler (2:19.89) and then closed the meet out with a first-place finish in the 200 free relay event with Wang, Kitchens, Lyons and Paschal touching the wall in a time of 1:35.38.
Just like on the women’s side, the men’s team jumped out to a great start with a 1-2 finish in the 200 medley relay as the team of Brian Woodbury, Moises Loschi, Ben Southern and Noah Harasz took first-place with a time of 1:30.94, placing almost a full three seconds in front of the runner-up unit of Robert Borowicz, Alex Kimpel, Brad Oberg and Oskar Zimowski and their time of 1:33.90.
Loschi recorded a runner-up finish in the 1000 free with his time of 9:22.94, finishing ahead of fellow teammates Brennan Day (9:33.49) and Colt Williamson (9:46.22) who placed in fourth and fifth overall, respectively.
Freshman Aidan Pastel picked up a first-place finish the Jackets in the 50 free with a time of 21.40, finishing in front of fellow teammate Zimowski (21.58) and Stefan Kranenburg (21.67) who touched the wall in third and fifth overall, respectively.
A trio of freshmen registered top-five finishes in the 400 IM, as Day recorded the win with his time of 4:03.55, while Tim Slanschek placed third at 4:06.78 and Joonas Koski finished fourth with a time of 4:07.73.
Southern led a swarm of Yellow Jackets in the 200 fly, as the co-captain took first-place overall with a time of 1:50.31 and paced both Slanschek (1:50.98) and Hering (1:52.05) who placed second and third for the race.
Tech’s Harasz picked up yet another win for the Yellow Jackets in the 100 free with a time of 45.66, while Borowicz (1:50.24), Woodbury (1:50.80) and Oberg (1:51.51) went 1-2-3 in the 200 back event on the night.
In the 500 free, Correia (4:35.73) and Williamson (4:44.21) touched the wall in second and fourth, respectively. Correia’s time of 4:35.73 was a new career best mark for the co-captain.
Tech closed the meet out with a first-place finish in the 200 free relay, as the team of Correia, Harasz, Zimowski and Kranenburg touched the wall in a time of 1:23.67.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action after the holiday break when they will take on both Virginia Tech and Kentucky in double-dual meet action on Jan. 6-7 in Blacksburg, Va.
* The Yellow Jackets had at least one swimmer place in the top-three in every single race for the meet.
* Georgia Tech claimed 14 first-place wins out of the 22 events.
* Freshman Emily Ilgenfritz set a new personal-best and Tech season-best time of 10:11.79 in the 1000 free.
* Ilgenfritz’ time of 10:11.79 also ranks fourth all time in school history in the 1000 free.
* Sophomore Rodrigo Quadros Correia recorded a new career-best mark of 4:35.73 in the 500 free.
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