Swimming and Diving Splits with N.C. State in Dramatic Finish
Tech men win 124-118, women fall 127-114 in final relays
Jan. 17, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. - - In a fight to the finish, the Georgia Tech swimming and diving team split with N.C. State Saturday at Casey Natatorium in Raleigh, N.C. The men won 124-118 while the women fell 127-114.
"I felt the team did an excellent job today, especially going into an away meet," head coach Stu Wilson said. "The men did a fantastic job of pushing them to their limit and I really think our depth is helping a lot. Hats off to the N.C. State women, they were just a little bit better today."
It came down to the 400 medley relay for both sides, each with differing results. The men's team, consisting of Ilia Ayzenshtock, Mickey Malul, Travis Wagner and Garrett Robberson, edged out N.C. State with a time of 3:22.60. Their time was 1.96 quicker than the Wolfpack's pace. Robberson was the anchorman and his split of 54.68 outpaced N.C. State's Conor Brennen to the wall for the win. The women's race was just as tight, however the Pack's 3:51.85 was too fast in the end.
"Roberson really pulled it out for us at the end," Wilson added. "He was pushing the team all the way and was strong from start to finish."
The sophomore from Edmond, Oklahoma also won the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.02. Junior Gal Nevo had a strong day of his own, as he won the 400 IM (3:59.71) and the 200 fly (1:51.77) while finishing fifth in the 200 breastroke (2:08.94).
Sophomore Travis Wagner finished second in the 200 free, but posted a personal-best mark of 1:40.87 in the race.
For the women, junior Agatha Kwasnik won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.41 and the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.39. Junior Hannah Krimm led all divers on the day, winning both the one meter and three meter with scores of 282.98 and 323.40, respectively.
The Yellow Jackets head to Virginia Tech next Saturday, Jan. 24, for a matchup against UNC-Wilmington and the Hokies at 12 p.m.