Open Season Jackets at SCAD – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
THE APARTMENTS – Georgia Tech Swimming and Diving kicks off its 2021-22 season on Saturday by traveling to Savannah, Ga. To face the SCAD Bees at 11 a.m.
The meeting in Savannah marks the first regular-season meeting of the season. Earlier in the season, the Jackets participated in the two-day White vs Gold intrasquad. The exhibition meet gave a first glimpse of what to expect for the coming season.
On the men’s side, notable results include the second Batur nlÃ¼ who took first place in the 500 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 400 IM and 200 freestyle men. Senior Caio pumputis was the first to hit the 200 IM, 100 Chest and 200 Men’s Chest. First-year student Berke Saka showed his prowess on the back finishing first in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. Senior Christian Ferraro clocked the fastest times in the 200 butterfly, 100 butterfly and men’s 50 freestyle. First-year student Mert Kilavuz set the pace in the distance event finishing first in the 1000 freestyle.
The diving team did not have all the results of the exhibition competition but Junior Ruben Lechuga returns after a season where he competed on all three boards and set new career records on the 3-meter board and platform. First-year student Allen Mann was recently named Student Athlete of the Month for September by the coaching staff.
On the women’s side, first year Defne Tacyildiz had some notable results finishing first in the 500 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 IM women. First-year student Zora Ripkova finished first in the women’s 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and women’s 50 freestyle. Second year Claudia butterfield affected first in the 100 breast and the 200 female breast. First-year student Sophie murphy took first place in the women’s 200 backstroke and the 200 freestyle. Junior Duda Seifer touched first in the women’s 1000 freestyle.
The diving team returns some excellent. Senior Camryn Hidalgo returns after setting Georgia Tech’s record in the platform event. Hidalgo now holds all the diving records in the history of the program. She was also a member of the NCAA All-American in the platform and 3-meter events. At the NCAA Championships, Hidalgo won the bronze medal. In 2020, she was the first female diver to win an ACC championship and only the second Yellow Jacket to win an ACC championship. Hidalgo can regain glory at the NCAA and ACC Championships at home at the McAuley Aquatic Center when Georgia Tech hosts both the ACC Championships and the NCAA Championships.
Second year Anna bradescu releases its first All-American campaign on the platform. Junior Carmen woodruff was hailed by her coaches as the Iron Jacket of the Month for September.
Saturday’s meet will be the first step in consolidating a group that retains 11 NCAA All-America honors, 10 CSCAA All-America honors, four ACC individual championships and 10 All-ACC awards for a fifth year of eligibility and a group of promising candidates. freshman who are already leading the field in some events.
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