It’ a busy weekend for Georgia Tech athletics across the board with seven different teams playing.
It’s a busy weekend for Georgia Tech athletics which got kicked off early on Friday morning with men’s and women’s cross country and will end on Sunday afternoon with women’s volleyball.
Men’s and women’s cross country:
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Technically this isn’t a preview since the meet took place early on Friday but we’re going to include it.Both the men’s and women’s cross country team traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take part in Friday’s, Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University. The largest cross country meet in the country
Both the men’s and women’s cross country team traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take part in Friday’s, Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University. The Paul Short Invitational is the largest and one of the most prestigious cross country events throughout the country.
The Georgia Tech team finished with a total of 348 point which was low enough for 10th place. Utah State, Georgetown, and Adam’s State were the top three schools.
On the men’s side, sophomore Avery Bartlett finished third in the Men’s open, the highest for any Yellow Jacket. Freshman Andrew Matson finished 18th being only one of four freshmen to finish in the top 20. The Georgia Tech team finished with a total of 348 point which was low enough for 10th place. Utah State, Georgetown, and Adam’s State were the top three schools.
The Georgia Tech team finished with a total of 348 points in the “Men’s Open 8K” which was low enough for 10th place. Utah State, Georgetown, and Adam’s State were the top three schools.
On the women’s side, the best performance of a Yellow Jacket came from sophomore Rebecca Entrekin who finished 24th. Junior Courtney Naser the only other Yellow Jacket to race in the women’ open finished 48th.
The women’s team in the “Women’s Open 6K” finished with 374 points which earned them a 11th place spot.
Swimming and Diving:
The swimming and diving team will hold its annual White vs Gold scrimmage on Friday and Saturday. The annual intrasquad scrimmage (much like spring football games) will allow the Jackets to experience a competition like atmosphere prior to their season opener next week against Pittsburgh.
Friday’s leg of the meet kicked off at 2:15 and will feature the following according to the university’s athletic department;
- 200-yard free relay
- 200-yard IM (individual medley)
- 500-yard free
- 100-yard breast
- 200-yard back
- 200-yard fly
- 400-yard medley
Saturday’s leg of the meet kicks off at 8:30 a.m and will feature the following;
- 200-yard medley relay
- 400-yard IM
- 200-yard free
- 100-yard fly
- 200-yard breast
- 100-yard back
- 50-yard free
- 1,000-yard free
- 400-yard free
Volleyball host both North Carolina State and North Carolina this weekend as they look to get above .500. The Volleyball team enters the weekend 6-7 and is coming off being swept by Duke. With a 5-2 record at home, they will look to win both matches with the Wolfpack ahead of them in the standings and the Tar Heels not too far behind.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack enters the weekend with a 7-6 record and 2-0 conference record while the North Carolina Tar Heels enters with a 4-6 record and a 1-1 conference record.
Gametime for Friday night’s showdown against North Carolina State is set for 7:00 pm while Sunday’s matchup with North Carolina will be at 3:00 pm.
As most know, the Georgia Tech football team takes on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday afternoon in the annual white out at Bobby Dodd Stadium. You can check out all the football coverage here.
The men’s tennis team is traveling to Oklahoma to take part in the ITA All-American Championships. According to the Georgia Tech athletic department, six Jackets will take part in singles competition. The six are Carlos Divar, Brandon Freeston, Phillip Grek, Michael Kay, Elijah Melendez, and Chris Yun.
The tournament runs through the weekend and all of next week before concluding next Friday.