Day One In The Books At Virginia Tech Invitational

Feb. 4, 2012


CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Nine Georgia Tech swimmers are in Christians, Va. this weekend swimming at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Freshman Dylan Kase’s second-place finish in the 400 IM highlighted Day One’s action Saturday.

Kase put down a time of 3:56.98 after the rookie from Atlanta won the afternoon preliminary with a time of 3:58.06.

“Our swimmer did a very good job today and we’re looking forward to another solid effort tomorrow,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “I was very happy with Dylan’s showing in the 400 IM and we were very strong as a team in the 100 fly.”

Fellow freshman Jack Beall collected a third-place finish in the 100 fly, leading four Jackets that swam in the A-final. Beall’s time was 49.44, and was followed by junior Michael Hart in fourth (50.02), junior Collin Schouten in seventh (51.09) and senior Brian Robbins in eighth (51.26).

Hart also turned in a fifth-place finish in the 200 free (1:40.98), while Beall was ninth in the 50 free (21.77).

Also for the Jackets, freshman Wilson Wei was sixth in the A-final of the 100 back (51.24) and freshman Kristopher Bryant was eighth (52.02).

There was one female in action Saturday for Tech, and freshman Kelsey Maloney was 10th overall in the 100 fly in a time of 59.21.

Sunday’s prelims begin at 10 a.m., with the finals to follow at 4 p.m. Click here for live results.


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