Men’s, women’s swim teams sink in ACC

The Tech men’s swim team fell this past weekend to Virginia Tech, and the women lost out against Virginia Tech and Florida Gulf Coast. The men are now 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the ACC, while the women are 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the ACC.

The men were able to take the gold in nine events, but it was not sufficient for a victory over the Hokies, who secured a 178-122 victory. The women did not fare as well, winning only one event. Virginia Tech defeated the Georgia Tech women 221-79 and Florida Gulf Coast won 169-131.

Sophomore Andrew Kosic led the men to victory in the 400 medley and 200-meter free relays, and also took first in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle individual events. Kosic finished the 50 free with a time of 20.54 seconds and took the 100 free in 45.07 seconds.

Tech picked up wins in a pair of relay events. Senior Bo Hatchett, redshirt senior Matthew Vaughan, and sophomore Nico van Duijn were on the 400 medley relay team with Kosic and completed the race in 3:18.98. For the 200 free relay, van Duijn and Kosic joined sophomore Andrew Chetcuti and senior Eric Chiu to finish with a final time of 1:22.38 in the victory.

Vaughan and van Dujin accounted for the team’s other three victories. Vaughn won the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke events in 55.87 seconds and 2:04.32, respectively. Van Duijn took the 100-meter butterfly event with a time of 48.99 seconds.

On the springboards, senior Brandon Makinson won both the 1 and 3 meter dive events, scoring 361.60 points in the 1 meter and 380.85 off the 3 meter.

The Tech women picked up a victory in only one event when sophomore Kate Woolbright took the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:09.94.
The Jackets’ next event will be the Georgia Tech Invitational, hosted from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.