Swim-Dive completes road trip in North Carolina – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
DURHAM, North Carolina – Georgia Tech Swimming and Diving ended their North Carolina road trip at Duke. The No. 19 men’s team defeated Duke 199-101 while the women’s team lost 173-127 to the No. 24 ranked Duke women’s team.
Ruben Lechuga posted a career-high on the 3-meter board (391.13) taking first place in the event. He also took first place in the 1-meter table (330.08).
Camryn Hidalgo was the best diver of the day with scores of 307.20 and 341.70 on the 1m and 3m boards, respectively.
It was the first time the Yellow Jackets competed in the 1650 freestyle of the season. Mert Kilavuz, who set the program record in the 1000 freestyle on Friday, was 16.77 seconds off a B cup time with a time of 15: 32.96. On the women’s side, Morgan johnson touched first in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17: 30.35.
Defne Taçyildiz swam another time cut B on the 200 butterfly (1: 59.18). Caio pumputis continued his good times in the 100m breaststroke (54.17) and 200m breaststroke (1: 58.26) with two more split times B.
The Jackets took top spots in the women’s 1650 freestyle (Johnson, 17: 30.35), the men’s 1650 freestyle (Kilavuz, 15: 32.96), the men’s 200 freestyle (Batur Ünlü, 1: 37.94), 100 male backstroke (Berke Saka, 48,66), 100 chest men (Pumputis, 54,17), 200 butterfly men (Christian Ferraro, 1: 47.15), 100 men free (Ünlü, 45.17), 200 men back (Saka, 1: 47.53), 200 men chest (Pumputis, 1: 58.26), men 500 free (Kilavuz , 4: 26,14), women 100 fly (Zora Ripkova, 54.98), 100 butterfly men (Ferraro, 48.17), 200 IM men (Pumputis, 1: 49.71), 400 freestyle relay men (Ünlü, Justin alderson, Ferraro, Daniel Kertesz, 2: 59.55), the men’s 1m (Lechuga, 330.08) and the men’s 3m (Lechuga, 3: 91.13).
The Whites and Gold return to the McAuley Aquatic Center for the GT Invite on Thursday, November 18. The three-day event hosts prelims at 10 a.m., followed by finals at 5 p.m.
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