Pre-Nationals Invitational -- E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park -- Louisville, Kentucky -- 10/17
The Pre-Nationals Invitational served as a tune-up event for the ACC Championships in a couple weekends. Unfortunately, neither team finished in the top 30 teams in the events they partook in.
The Men's team finished in 36th place in the 8K race. The top runner for the men was Jeremy Greenwald, who finished 118th with a time of 24:24.3, with the first-place runner finishing one minute, six seconds better. You can see the full results here: Link.
The Women's team didn't do any better. They finished in 44th place in the 6K. The top runner was Hayley Keady, who finished in 178th place with a time of 21:37.9, with the top runner finishing over a minute and a half faster. You can check out the full results here: Link.
The Men's and Women's teams get back to action October 30 as they take part in the ACC Championships in Tallahassee, Florida.
Pittsburgh -- Fitzgerald Fieldhouse -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- 10/16 -- Box Score
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Virginia Tech -- Cassell Coliseum -- Blacksburg, Virginia -- 10/18 -- Box Score
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The Lady Jackets get back to action this weekend with two home matches. The first one comes Friday night as they host North Carolina at 7:00 p.m. The second game of the weekend comes Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. as they host NC State.
United States Collegiate Championship -- Golf Club of Georgia -- Alpharetta, Georgia -- 10/16-10/18
With some strong individual scores, the Men's Golf team finished fifth in the USCC at six-under-par (282) on Sunday. For the whole tournament, the Jackets finished three-over-par (867), which was 12 strokes behind the champions of the tournament, Auburn and Wake Forest.
Jacob Joiner led the Jackets over the course of the weekend and finished tied for 15th place at one-under-par (215). Tech had three other golfers finish in the top 40: Vincent Whaley was two-over-par at 218 (T-25), Michael Pisciotta was three-over-par at 219 (T-31) and James Clark was five-over-par at 221 (T-36). You can check out the full results here: Link.
Georgia Tech's last event on the schedule is next up. During the first weekend of November, the team will be traveling to the Turtle Point Golf Club on Kiawah Island in South Carolina to take part in the Kiawah Classic.
USTA/ITA Southeast Regional -- Gainesville, Florida -- 10/15-10/19
SINGLES: Tech had five players make the 64-man main draw of the tournament. Of the five, three of those (Christopher Eubanks, Cole Fiegel and Michael Kay) made it to the round of 32. Of that group, only Eubanks moved on to the quarterfinals. In his quarterfinals match, Eubanks faced Florida's Diego Hildago. Hildalgo won in three sets.
DOUBLES: Tech had four doubles teams in the main draw of the tournament. The real story of the tournament is the doubles duo of Michael and Casey Kay. They came into the tournament and upset their way all the way to semifinals. In their path, they beat the the seventh-ranked duo of Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez in the round of 32 and 20th-ranked duo of Julian Roberts and Roberto Cid.
The Men's Tennis team will get back to action in a few weeks as they take part in the USTA Clay Court Invitational in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The Lady Jackets didn't do anything this past week, but they started the ITA Southeast Regionals in Athens, Georgia, yesterday. The event runs through Monday and a full recap will be included in the next Yellow Jacket Roundup.
DH vs. Spartanburg Methodist -- Atlanta, Georgia -- 10/18
Game 1 - Final Score: W 15-0
Game 2 - Final Score: W 10-6
Playing for Amy
One of last week's "The Good Word" pieces by RamblinWreck.com was written about Amy Hosier. Hosier, a breast cancer survivor, played for the Jackets in the outfield from 2003 until 2006. It's a fantastic story about Hosier's journey. Definitely check it out.
Swimming & Diving
West Virginia -- Morgantown, West Virginia -- 10/16
On the Men's side, the Jackets beat West Virginia by a score of 135-108. The top scorer for the Jackets was Yuval Safra who had victories in the 500 and 1000 freestyle. Other winners for the Jackets were Moises Loschi (400 IM), Ben Southerland (100 Butterfly), Noah Harasz (100 Freestyle), Brad Homza (1-meter dive) and Omar Eteiba (3-meter dive).
The Women weren't as lucky. They fell to the Mountaineers by a final score of 133-110. The top scorer for the Lady Jackets was freshman Iris Wang. She came away with victories in the 100 and 200 freestyle and was also a part of the 400 freestyle relay team that also won. Other winners were Laura Branton (100 Butterfly), Florina Ilie (100 Breathstroke) and Shannon Lumbra (3-meter dive).
Pittsburgh -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- 10/17
On the Men's side, the Jackets beat Pittsburgh by a final score of 160-135. Moises Loschi continued what has been an impressive season thus far with victories in the 1000 freestyle and 200 breast. Other winners were Brian Woodbury (100 backstroke), Ricky Lehner (100 breast), Ben Southern (100 and 200 fly), Noah Harasz (50 and 100 free), Yuval Safra (200 back) and Edwin Zhao (500 free).
On the Women's side, the Lady Jackets were throttled by the Lady Panthers 191-109. Freshman Iris Wang won two races: 100 and 200 free. Also winning for the Lady Jackets was Laura Branton who brought home victories in the 100 and 200 Butterfly races.
The teams get back into action in about a week-and-a-half as they travel to Athens to take on the Dawgs and Lady Dawgs on November 4.