Jackets Wrap Up Final Day of GT Invitational

Nov. 19, 2016

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THE FLATS -- The Georgia Tech swimming and diving team broke five Tech records on the final day of the GT Invitational at the McAuley Aquatic Center on Saturday. The men's team finished third with 1036.5 points, while the women placed seventh with 513 points.

On the weekend, Tech set a total of 12 Georgia Tech records, recorded a total of 53 NCAA `B' times and six NCAA zone diving qualifying marks. Day three concluded with four Georgia Tech records and 21 NCAA `B' cuts.

On the final day of competition, sophomore Alex Goerzen set the Georgia Tech record in the 200 back prelims with an NCAA `B' cut of 1:42.82. The time was a career best for Goerzen and a Tech best on the season. Sophomore Iris Wang bested her own Georgia Tech record in the 100 free to set the new time at 48.91 during the prelims with the NCAA `B' time.


 

 

Junior Moises Loschi registered the fastest time in Georgia Tech history in the 200 breast prelims with an NCAA `B' cut of 1:54.29. Loschi went on to break that record again in the finals when he finished first in the 200 breast with a time of 1:53.88.

The relay team of Wang, sophomore Megan Hansen, junior Kaitlin Kitchens and senior Chiara Ruiu set the Georgia Tech record for the 400 free relay to end the meet with a time of 3:20.03.

"I'm super proud of the way that our team raced," said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. "We're faster than we've ever been at this point in the season so now it is time to take a day off and be very happy with where we are and then get back to work on Monday. This is a great team, we have great team chemistry right now. Everybody is really supportive. I thought the energy the whole meet was great, I thought the passion in the swimming was great. I thought that the support and the competitiveness is better than we've ever been before and I think that it shows, we're breaking school records in the fall. We're just excited to get back to work and get ready for the championship season."

A number of Yellow Jackets will be back in action at the McAuley Aquatic Center for the USA Winter Nationals from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

Men's Highlights

Loschi won the 200 breast final, setting a Georgia Tech record in the process. Alex Kimpel also scored for the Yellow Jackets in the 200 breast final with a fourth-place finish. Sophomore Joseph Portillo finished 12th overall, followed by senior Kevin Smith in 18th to score for the Jackets.

Sophomore Matt Casillas placed second in the platform diving final for the Yellow Jackets, registering an NCAA zone qualifying mark. Sophomore Nolan Mallet placed eighth in the platform diving final to score for the Yellow Jackets.

Freshman Tim Slanschek finished second in the 200 fly final with an NCAA `B' time of 1:44.74, touching just ahead of senior Ben Southern in third. Freshman Clay Hering and junior Brad Oberg also scored for the Jackets with eighth and 11th-place finishes.

The men's 400 free relay team of sophomore Rodrigo Quadros Correia, freshman Oskar Zimowski, senior Dan Cohen Solal and junior Noah Harasz finished the meet strong with a third-place finish.

After setting the Georgia Tech record in the prelims, Goerzen went on to finish fourth in the 200 back finals. He was joined by junior Mark Keaveney,  junior Brian Woodbury and sophomore Colt Williamson in scoring in the A final of the 200 back who finished sixth, eighth and 10th respectively. Senior Robert Borowicz scored for the Jackets in the B final of the 200 back with a 15th-place finish.

Five Jackets scored in the men's 100 free final led by Correia with a fifth-place finished. Harasz led the B final, finishing 11th while Zimowski recorded a career-best time in his 11th place finish. Solal finished 15th for the Tech and freshman Quentin Talley notched a career-best time in his 19th-place finish.

Women's Highlights

Wang finished second in the 100 free final, recording another NCAA `B' time after setting the Georgia Tech record for the event in the prelims. Hansen also scored for the Yellow Jackets in the 100 free final, finishing 20th.

The relay team of Wang, Hansen, Kitchens and Ruiu set the Georgia Tech record for the 400 free relay to end the meet with a time of 3:20.03 for a fourth-place finish.

Senior Madison Young finished fourth in the women's platform diving with a score of 247.05, an NCAA zone qualifying mark. Freshman Carly Doi placed ninth overall in the platform with a mark of 210.20.

All three Jackets racing in the 200 breast final scored led by Ruiu with a fifth-place finish and an NCAA `B' time of 2:13.03. She was joined by sophomore Florina Ilie in 13th followed by freshman Kristen Hepler in 18th.

Freshman Caroline Lee led Tech in the 200 back final with a ninth place finish followed by senior Maddie Paschal and junior Alex Rieger at 15th and 16th respectively.

Freshman Maddie Oliver finished ninth in the 200 fly final. Sophomore Laura Branton, freshman Tamir Gonen Cohen and freshman Emily Ilgenfritz also scored for the Yellow Jackets, touching the wall 12th, 14th and 16th in the 200 fly final.

Team Scores -- Men

  1.        Alabama -- 1269
  2.        Florida -- 1252
  3.        Georgia Tech -- 1036.5
  4.        South Carolina -- 880.5
  5.        East Carolina -- 383
  6.        BYU (diving only) -- 188
  7.        Auburn (diving only) - 149

Team Scores -- Women

  1.        Auburn -- 1142
  2.        Florida -- 922.5
  3.        Alabama --909.5
  4.        South Carolina - 710
  5.        Arkansas -- 630
  6.        FGCU -- 514
  7.        Georgia Tech -- 513
  8.        East Carolina -- 275
  9.        Campbell -- 163
  10.      Georgia Southern -- 156
  11.      Clemson (diving only) -- 99

Tech Tidbits - Finals

  • Sophomore Colt Williamson raced an NCAA `B' cut in the 1650 free final with a time of 15:30.08.
  • The relay team of Wang, sophomore Megan Hansen, junior Kaitlin Kitchens and senior Chiara Ruiu set the Georgia Tech record for the 400 free relay to end the meet with a time of 3:20.03.
  • Senior Madison Young recorded an NCAA zone qualifying mark of 247.05 in the platform diving final.
  • Senior Matt Casillas notched a career-best and NCAA zone qualifying mark of 353.25 in the platform diving final.
  • Sophomore Nolan Mallet registered a career-best score of 282.75 in the platform diving final.
  • Freshman Caroline Lee finished in a career-best time of 1:59.82 in the 200 back final, a season best for Tech.
  • Sophomore Sara Gilbert touched the wall in a career-best time of 2:00.53 in the 200 back final.
  • Sophomore Alex Goerzen recorded an NCAA `B' cut of 1:44.80 in the 200 back finals.
  • Junior Mark Keaveney tallied an NCAA `B' time of 1:45.78 in the 200 back finals.
  • Freshman Joonas Koski finished with a career-best time in the 200 back finals at 1:49.42.
  • Sophomore Iris Wang registered an NCAA `B' cut in the 100 free final with a  time of 49.04.
  • Sophomore Rodrigo Correia notched an NCAA `B' cut time of 43.47, a Tech best for the season, in the 100 free final.
  • Freshman Oskar Zimowski finished the 100 free final with a career-best time of 44.91.
  • Freshman Quentin Talley recorded a career-best time of 45.65 in the 100 free final.
  • Junior Stefan Kranenburg posted a career-best time of 45.19 in the 100 free final.
  • Freshman Aidan Pastel touched the wall in a career-best time of 45.77 in the 100 free final.
  • In the 100 free final, freshman Austin Whalen tallied a career-best mark of 46.74.
  • Senior Chiara Ruiu registered an NCAA `B' time and a season-best time for Tech in the 200 breast final of 2:13.03.
  • Freshman Kristen Hepler notched a career-best time of 2:17.75 in the 200 breast final.
  • Junior Moises Loschi set the Georgia Tech record in the 200 breast final with a time of 1:53.88, an NCAA `B' cut.
  • Junior Alex Kimpel posted an NCAA `B' time of 1:57.00 in the 200 breast final.
  • Sophomore Laura Branton recorded a Tech season-best time of 1:59.62 in the 200 fly final.
  • Freshman Tim Slanschek recorded a career-best time of 1:44.74 in the 200 fly final, good for fourth in Tech history.
  • Senior Ben Southern touched the wall with an NCAA `B' cut time of 1:45.03 in the 200 fly final.
  • Junior Brad Oberg posted an NCAA `B' cut in the 200 fly final with a time of 1:47.13.
  • Freshman Tamir Gonen Cohen registered a career best of 2:01.37 in the 200 fly final.
  • Freshman Emily Ilgenfritz finished the 200 fly final with a career-best time of 2:02.08. Her time of 17:14.35 in the 1650 free puts her at ninth in Tech history.
  • Freshman Clay Hering touched the wall in a career-best time of1:48.11 in the 200 fly final.

Tech Tidbits - Prelims

  • Sophomore Alex Goerzen set the Georgia Tech record in the 200 back prelims with an NCAA `B' cut of 1:42.82. The time was a career best for Goerzen and a Tech best on the season.
  • Sophomore Iris Wang bested her own Georgia Tech record in the 100 free to set the new time at 48.91 during prelims with the NCAA `B' time.
  • Junior Moises Loschi registered the fastest time in Georgia Tech history in the 200 breast prelims with an NCAA `B' cut of 1:54.29.
  • Sophomore Colt Williamson recorded a career best in the 200 back prelims of 1:46.55.
  • Junior Brian Woodbury registered a career-best time of 1:47.22 in the 200 back prelims.
  • Junior Kaitlin Kitchens recorded a career-best time in the 100 free prelims at 51.27.
  • Sophomore Lila Best set a new career-best time in the 100 free prelims with a mark of 52.36.
  • Freshman Lindsay Wallace touched the wall in a career-best time of 53.05 in the 100 free prelims.
  • Sophomore Sara Gilbert finished the 100 free in a career-best time of 53.39.
  • Sophomore captain Rodrigo Correia recorded an NCAA `B' cut of 43.64 in the 100 free.
  • Senior Chiara Ruiu notched an NCAA `B' time in the 200 breast prelims.
  • Junior Alex Kimpel recorded an NCAA `B' cut in the 200 breast prelims with a time of 1:58.31.
  • Freshman Maddie Oliver recorded a career-best time of 2:01.74 in the 200 fly prelims, good for No. 6 in Tech history and the best time for Tech on the season.
  • Freshman Chloe Miller touched the wall in a career best 2:06.57 in the 200 fly prelims.
  • Senior Ben Southern recorded an NCAA `B' cut of 1:44.97 in the 200 fly prelims.
  • Freshman Tim Slanschek finished the 200 fly prelims in an NCAA `B' cut of 1:46.03.

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



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