@GTSwimDive: Men 3rd, Women 5th at GT Invite

Ben Southern
Nov. 21, 2015

Complete Results

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech swimming & diving team concluded the Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday night, as the men finished 3rd and the women finished 5th. The Jackets will be swimming long course events tomorrow.

Junior Ben Southern led the way for the Jackets with a win in the men’s 200 butterfly final. The Falls Church, Va., native was able to edge Alabama’s Taylor Charles with a time of 1:45.84.

“I’m very proud of the team this weekend,” head coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “I think we did a good job from start to finish. We did a good job of getting behind each other, supporting each other and racing hard. Obviously, we went up against some great competition. I’m looking forward to the long course tomorrow and seeing what we can do.”

The Jackets’ next meet will come against Cincinnati and Florida Atlantic on Dec. 18 in Naples, Fla.

Men’s Final Standings
1. Alabama 1360.5
2. South Carolina 1107
3. Georgia Tech 1075.5
4. Indian River State College 491
5. UNLV 373
6. Florida Atlantic 279
7. Carson-Newman 241
8. Minnesota 225
9. Stanford 132
10. Auburn University 116
11. Hawai’i 100

Women’s Final Standings
1. Arkansas 1112
2. Alabama 1022.5
3. Florida Gulf Coast 850
4. South Carolina 819.5
5. Georgia Tech 441.5
6. UNLV 343
7. Indian River State College 254
8. Florida Atlantic 229.5
9. Campbell 184.5
10. Georgia Southern 184
11. Carson-Newman 183
12. Minnesota 171.5
13. UNC Asheville 134
14. Stanford 102
15. Hawai’i 85
16. Auburn 51
17. Clemson 18
18. Tulane 4

For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center 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.

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