Dec. 2, 2012
ATLANTA, Ga. -
The Alabama men's and women's swimming and diving teams closed out the Georgia Tech Invitational with 11 top-10 individual finishes on the meet's final day at the GT Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Freshman Brian Westlake once again led the way for the Tide, taking third place in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:34.54. Westlake opened the three-day event by winning the 500 freestyle. Junior Brian Carr was seventh in the mile with a 15:51.77 while freshman Travis Kerner was 10th, clocking a 15:57.28.
The Tide also put three swimmers in the top-10 of the 200 backstroke. Freshman Crews Wellford was sixth with a 1:51.16, while senior Reese Shirey and sophomore Phillip Deaton were eighth and ninth, respectively after touching at 1:51.94 and 1:52.41.
Junior BJ Hornikel was fifth in the 100 freestyle with a 44.74 while freshman Brett Walsh was ninth with a 45.56. In the 200 butterfly, junior Andrew Wrist finished sixth with a 1:51.37.
On the women's side of the meet, freshman Michele Rielly was seventh with a time of 2:04.31 in the finals of the 200 backstroke, freshman. Senior Jenna Gallo took 10th in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 17:30.14.
Alabama's swimmers are finished with competition until after the New Year, while the divers will compete at the Auburn Invitational Dec. 17-19.