Virginia Tech completed their yearly Hokie Belt Challenge this past weekend with an added twist from the usual Challenge.
The Virginia Tech men won every single event against Duke, while the Blue Devils toppled the hosting Hokies on the women’s side.
Emma Atkinson posted a school and pool record-breaking 200 back (1:52.71) at the final dual of the Hokies Belt Challenge, won by team Orange.
The Ohio State swimming and diving program will compete in its first double dual of the season against Virginia Tech and Penn State on Nov. 1-2.
The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened the 2019-20 season in decisive fashion, defeating George Washington on both sides.
The Virginia Tech men and women defeated George Washington on both sides. Tech’s men claimed a 203-87 win while the women topped the Colonials 208-87.
The boys meet was a high-stakes duel between Truckee sophomore Kaikea Crews and Boulder City senior AJ Pouch. Each set two individual state records in a series of back-and-forth blows, but it was Crews’ Truckee team that came through with an 8-point victory.
Backstroker Caroline Bentz from King George High School and NCAP West has verbally committed to Virginia Tech for 2019-20.
Sarah Shackelford from Lake Braddock High School and Nation’s Capital Swim Club has verbally committed to in-state Virginia Tech for 2019-20.
Julia Smith from Ocean Lakes High School and TIDE Swimming in Virginia Beach has verbally committed to the in-state H2Okies for 2019-20.
Jenna Thompson from Menchville High School and 757 Swim will swim for the in-state Virginia Tech H2Okies beginning in the fall of 2019.
Sophia Ryan of Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club and Sherwood High School has verbally committed to the H2Okies for 2019-20.
Hannah Jirsa, a senior at Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, Virginia, has verbally committed to Virginia Tech for 2019-20.
Hannah Virgin of Pine Crest School and Pine Crest Swimming has verbally committed to Virginia Tech for 2019-20.
Brooke Travis, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Newark, Delaware, has announced her verbal commitment to Virginia Tech for 2019-20.