@GTSwimDive: Men Win, Women Fall at WVU
Jackets to face Pittsburgh Saturday
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving team continued their season Friday night in a dual meet at West Virginia. The men prevailed over the Mountaineers by a score of 135-108, while the women fell 133-110.
Senior Yuval Safra and freshman Iris Wang led the way for the men and women, with each earning a pair of individual victories. Wang came away victorious in the women’s 100 and 200 freestyle events, while Safra came out on top in the 500 and 1000 freestyle races. Additionally, Wang was part of the 400 freestyle relay team that came out on top.
Other race winners included Laura Branton (100 butterfly), Moises Loschi (400 IM), Ben Southern (100 butterfly), Florina Ilie (100 breaststroke) and Noah Harasz (100 freestyle). In addition, Brad Homza won the men’s 1-meter dive, while Shannon Lumbra and Omar Eteiba won the women’s and men’s 3-meter dives.
“I thought the men and women both performed well,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “I thought both teams closed very well, which is something we have stressed since our last meet. We’re looking forward to facing some quality ACC competition in Pittsburgh tomorrow.”
The Yellow Jackets will face the Pittsburgh Panthers in a dual meet on Saturday at 11 a.m. Live stats can be followed at http://bit.ly/1ZK9Cxy.
For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the CRC will serve as the host site for the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Women’s Championships will be held March 16-19, followed by the Men’s Championships March 23-26. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2007 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.
Admission to all home Georgia Tech swimming events are free and open to the public. Home events are held at the McAuley Aquatic Center located inside the Campus Recreation Center (CRC).
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