Jackets kick off swim and dive season

The Jackets dropped their first meet against Penn State this past Saturday, Nov. 5. The men’s team managed 177-122, while the women’s team lost out 202.5-93.5.

While Tech was unable to make much progress in the water, the diving team continued their successful season. Junior divers Brandon Makinson and Chris Khosravi finished first and second, respectively, in both the one meter and three meter events.

The Jacket’s women’s diving team also had a successful day, with junior Ashley Hardy finishing first in the one meter competition and second in the three meter dive.

The sprint group also had a significant amount of success. The Jackets won the 200-free relay, and freshman Andrew Kosic came in first in the 50-free event with a final time of 20.85 seconds.

The Jackets also competed against Clemson and Western Kentucky on Friday, Nov. 4. The women’s team split their matches, beating out Clemson, while the men lost to both teams. The Tigers managed to eke out a win in the final relay of the night to win the match.

The women beat the Tigers 196-104, while losing 161-139 to Western Kentucky. The men were defeated 164-136 by Western Kentucky and fell 157-141 to Clemson.

The diving team had a successful day on Friday as well, with Makinson and Khosravi finishing first and second in the one meter and three meter dives. The women’s duo of Hardy and redshirt junior Helen Alvey accomplished the same feat for the women’s diving corps.

Matkinson earned ACC Co-Performer of the Week honors after his performance. It was his second career Performer of the Week honors.

Both the men’s and women’s teams won the 200-fly event. Senior Jordan Evans won the event for the women and also won the 100-fly with a time of 55.20 seconds.

The Tech swimming team’s next event will be the Georgia Tech Invitational, hosted on from Nov. 18-20. More than ten schools will compete in the three day event.