The Tech swimming and diving teams recently competed in two crucial road meets against conference opponents Clemson and Florida State. The men’s team won their match-up against Clemson.
“This was a great performance tonight against a very strong Clemson team,” said Head Coach Stu Wilson to ramblinwreck.com.
Senior Noah Copeland and Junior Gal Nevo represented their team with first-place finishes. The senior won the 200-free (1:41.61) and 100-free (46.50). The freshman won the 200-fly (1:53.26) and 200-Individual Medley (54.77).
“I think there are a lot of positives we can build on from this meet and will continue towards our goals at the ACC Championships,” Wilson said.
The list of first-place finishes goes on with Senior Mickey Malul in the 100-breast, Senior Mauricio Sousa in the 50-free, Freshman Matthew Vaughn in the 200-breast and Sophomore Travis Wagner in the 100-fly. The relay team of Sousa, Sophomore Garrett Robberson, Wagner and Copeland garnered a victory in the 400-free. The diving events were led by a sweep by Junior Hannah Krimm and a victory in the three-meter springboard event for Sophomore Jacob Tzegaegbe.
The Jackets were ousted by tough competition, though, at their recent dual meet against Florida State.
“It was a tough loss on both sides, but I thought we did a better job getting up to race mentally than we did last week,” Wilson said.
Once again, Nevo garnered a couple of victories at the meet. He won the 200-fly and 200-Individual Medley events. Sousa was the first to touch the wall in the 50-free event. Copeland won the 100-free event in an even faster time of 46.15. The relay team of Sousa, Robberson, Freshman Nigel Plummer and Copeland won the 200-free.
On the women’s side, Junior Agatha Kwasnik won the 100-free in a time of 51.64 while Sophomore Christine Chuang won the 100-fly.
The Jackets compete today in the annual alumni meet.