NCAA Div. I: Ga. Tech Sweeps Cincinnati, Falls to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Nov. 16. GEORGIA TECH senior All-American Shilo Ayalon set his second pool record in as many days today, as the Georgia Tech men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Cincinnati and dropped a pair to nationally-ranked Purdue in a two-day meet at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

The men (2-3, 0-1 ACC) defeated the Bearcats, 245-96, while the women (3-2, 0-1 ACC) were victorious over Cincinnati, 240-107.

The No. 18 Purdue men topped the Jackets, 214.5-138.5, and the 19th-ranked Boilermaker women defeated Tech, 280-73.

Ayalon took first in the 400-yard individual medley in a pool record time of 3:57.90. He also won the 500 free Saturday, recording a season-best mark of 4:30.11. Ayalon also posted a Doris Z. Holloway Pool record in the 1000 free Friday.

Much like Friday's action, the Jackets posted season-best performances in nearly every swimming event.

The men got solid swims in the 100 free from senior Josh Hersko (second) and freshman Brian Huff (third). Hersko recorded a season-best mark of 46.60, while Huff went 46.78.

The Jackets' senior breaststroke tandem of Tomonori Tsuji and Robbie Foster, placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 200 breast. Tsuji went a season-best 2:03.50.

Other impressive showings on the men's side came from senior James Salazar, who was second in the 200 back (1:50.13), freshman Teemu Kettunen, who finished third in the 100 fly (50.52) and junior Eduardo Oliver, who finished third in the 500 free (4:33.78). All marks were season bests.

The women were strong in the 200 back, where sophomore Anna Saum placed second and freshman Ashley Kracke took third. Freshman Elizabeth Foster finished second in the 100 fly with a season-best time of 57.53, while sophomore Moeko Wallis was the runner-up in the 100 free (52.54).

The Yellow Jacket women were also second in both the 200 free relay (1:35.89) and the 400 free relay (3:32.62), posting season-best performances in both events.

Tech's top diving performances Saturday came from junior Paul McCarty, who was second on the men's one-meter board, and freshman Laurissa Prystaj, who took third in the women's three-meter event.

The Jackets return to action against Clemson at Emory's Woodruff P.E. Center on January 10.

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