Yellow Jackets Come Up Short Against Georgia

Nov. 2, 2016

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THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving teams recorded 23 career bests at McAuley Aquatic Center on Wednesday afternoon in their losses to Georgia. The men fell by a margin of 187.5-110.5 while the women were topped 189-109.

I am so proud of our team,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “We raced incredibly hard from start to finish; it didn’t matter who we were racing against. We have to give credit to Georgia; they are a top ranked team and they competed well today. We are a better team than we were a year ago, we’re a better team than we were a couple weeks ago and we are going to get better every single meet. I am looking forward to the rest of the season and our next test at the GT Invitational.”

The Yellow Jackets kicked off the meet with back-to-back wins in lane five in the women’s and men’s 200 yard medley relay.

Rodrigo Quadros Correia led the Yellow Jackets on the day on the men’s side with wins in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. For the women, Iris Wang took home first and second-place finishes in the 200 free and 100 free events, respectively.

The Yellow Jackets will return to the pool Nov. 17-19 for the GT Invitational hosted at the McAuley Aquatic Center.

Women’s Highlights

Freshman Tamir Gonen Cohen placed fourth in the 100 yard freestyle with a career-best time of 10:28.31, while Wang took first in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:48.88.

Sara Gilbert touched the wall in second with a time of 56.75 in the 100 yard backstroke, where she finished just .18 seconds ahead of teammate Maddie Paschal who finished third with a time of 56.93. Caroline Lee rounded out the top-five with a fifth-place finish and career best time of 57.99 in the 100 back.

Co-captain Chiara Ruiu led the Jackets in the 100 yard breaststroke with a second-place finish at 1:04.07, while Florina Ilie touched the wall at 1:04.09 in third place followed by Kristen Hepler in fifth with a time of 1:05. Ruiu took second for the Yellow Jackets in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:17.64 followed by Hepler in third who raced a career-best time of 2:19.63.

Laura Branton finished fifth in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:02.75, while in the 100 fly, Branton took third (55.93), touching just .02 seconds before Kaitlin Kitchens in fourth (55.95).

In the 50 free, Kitchens placed second (23.53) followed by Megan Hansen in third (24.19) and Alex Rieger in fifth with a time of 24.25, while in the 100 free Wang touched the wall in second with a time of 49.95, one spot ahead of Kitchens who recorded a career-best time of 51.28 in her third place finish for the event.

In the 500 free, freshman Emily Ilgenfritz took fifth for the Yellow Jackets with a time of 5:03.11.

The trio of Jackets in Ruiu, Kira de Bruyn and Hepler took second, third and fourth respectively in the 200 yard IM.

Over at the dive pool, Carly Doi recorded a career best in her third-place finish in the 3-meter springboard with a score of 280.73. Doi placed fourth in the 1-meter with a score of 258.30.

Men’s Highlights

Correia took first in the 200 freestyle with a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:37.42, three spots ahead of teammate Dan Cohen Solal who placed fifth with a time of 1:42.06. Moises Loschi took second in the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 9:15.69 followed by Colt Williamson in fifth place at 9:33.03.

Loschi showed his versatility with another second place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 54.48 followed by Alex Kimpel in third (55.68) and Joseph Portillo in fourth (57.10). Loschi placed second in the 200 yard breaststroke at 1:58.93, finishing ahead of Kimpel (2:01.22) and Portillo (2:04.04) once again who finished third and fourth, respectively, in the event.

In the other pool, Matt Casillas was the top scorer for Tech in the 3-meter springboard with a score of 357.00, while Nolan Mallet placed fourth with a score of 324.60. Casillas also placed second in the 1-meter with a career-best score of 326.70. Mallet scored 285.68 to finish in fourth.

Ben Southern took second in the 200 fly with a time of 1:46.73, finished just ahead of Tim Slanschek who touched the wall in a career-best time of 1:49.80 for a third-place finish. Brad Oberg took fifth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:51.05.

In the 50 free, freshman Oskar Zimowski finished second with a career-best time of 20.88, while fellow first-year Jacket Aidan Pastel finished in fourth with a time of 21.10.

Correia took his second win of the meet in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 44.14, while Alex Goerzen took third in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:50.05. Correia also notched a second-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.00 followed by Kimpel in third at 1:51.86.

Williamson tied for third in the 100 freestyle (4:35.50) where he was followed by Brennan Day in fifth (4:40.90).

Southern finished in third in the 100 fly at 48.48, one place ahead of Oberg who took fourth at 49.60.

Tech Tidbits

* All four Yellow Jackets that raced in the 1000 freestyle notched career bests.
* Sara al Khatib recorded a career-best time of 10:35.74 in the 1000 free.
* Kelli Croft raced a career-best time of 10:37.42 in the 1000 free.
* Tamir Gonen Cohen turned in a career-best mark of 10:28.31 in the 1000 free.
* In the 1000 free, Emily Dykstra notched a career-best time of 10:46.10.
* Iris Wang touched the wall in a time of 49.94 in the 100 free, a Tech season best time.
* Iris Wang finished the 200 free in a Tech season-best time of 1:48.88.
* Katlin Kitchens turned in a career-best time of 51.28 in the 100 free.
* Kaitlin Kitchens recorded a career-best time of 55.95 in the 100 fly.
* Lindsay Wallace recorded a career best in the 200 yard freestyle at 1:55.89.
* Lindsay Wallace also posted a career best in the 500 yard free with a time of 5:10.12.
* Freshman Maddie Oliver tallied a career best in the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.32.
* Chloe Miller touched the wall in a career-best time of 2:07.10 in the 200 fly.
* Laura Branton registered a Tech season-best mark of 2:02.75 in the 200 fly.
* Laura Branton touched the wall in a Tech season-best time of 55.93 in the 100 fly.
 
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Kelli Croft notched a career best in the 200 IM at 2:14.03.
* Camille Felix posted a career-best time of 2:14.80 in the 200 IM.
* Chiara Ruiu recorded a time of 2:04.43 in the 200 IM, which was a Tech season best.
* Chiara Ruiu also registered a time of 2:17.64 in the 200 breast, a Tech season best mark.
* Chiara Ruiu turned in a Tech season-best time of 1:04.07 in the 100 breast.
* Kristen Hepler touched the wall in a career-best time of 2:19.63 in the 200 breast.
* Caroline Lee picked up a career-best time of 2:05.92 in the 200 back.
* Caroline Lee recorded a career-best mark of 57.99 in the 100 back.
* Jordyn Sak scored a career-best 221.18 points in the 1-meter dive.
* Carly Doi scored a career-best 280.73 in the 3-meter dive, also a Zone B qualifying score.
* The relay unit of Maddie Paschal, Florina Ilie, Morgan Lyons and Iris Wang turned in a Tech season-best time of 1:43.54 in the 200 medley relay.
* Oskar Zimowski touched the wall in a career-best time of 20.88 in the 50 free, also a Tech season best time.
* Oskar Zimowski registered a career-best time of 50.91 in the 100 fly.
* Rodrigo Quadros Correia posted an NCAA 'B' qualifying time and a Tech season-best time of 44.14 in the 100 free.
* Rodrigo Quadros Correia recorded an NCAA 'B' qualifying time and a Tech season-best mark of 1:37.42 in the 200 free.
* Rodrigo Quadros Correia registered an NCAA 'B' qualifying time of 1:49.00 in the 200 IM.
* Colt Williamson had a career-best finish of 1:58.28 in the 200 IM.
* Moises Loschi recorded an NCAA 'B' qualifying time of 54.48 in the 100 breast, which was also a Tech season best mark.
* Moises Loschi touched the wall in an NCAA 'B' qualifying time of 1:58.93 in the 200 breast.
* Moises Loschi posted a time of 9:15.69 in the 1000 free was a Tech season-best.
* Tim Slanschek finished the 100 fly in a career-best time of 50.81.
* Tim Slanschek turned in a career-best time of 1:49.80 in the 200 fly.
* Ben Southern finished the 200 fly with a Tech season-best time of 1:46.73, which is also an NCAA 'B' qualifying time.
* Matt Casillas posted a score of 357.00 in the 3-meter dive, a Zone B qualifying score.
* Matt Casillas recored a career-best score of 326.70 in the 1-meter dive, also a Zone B qualifying score.
* Nolan Mallet registered a Zone B qualifying score of 324.60 in the 3-meter dive.
* The relay team of Rodrigo Quadros Correia, Moises Loschi, Ben Southern and Robert Borowicz turned in a Tech season-best time of 1:29.42 in the 200 medley relay.

+ (personal best times reflect their top times at Georgia Tech)

 

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