Four More Records Fall on Day Three of the ACC Championships

March 1, 2017

Day Three Results 

THE FLATS — Georgia Tech’s relay unit of Rodrigo Quadros CorreiaMoises Loschi, Ben Southern and Noah Harasz set a new school record and recorded a third-place finish overall in the 400 medley relay to highlight day three of the ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships in which the Yellow Jackets’ men’s swimming team tallied a total of four school records and 21 NCAA `B’ qualifying times on Wednesday at the McAuley Aquatic Center.

The Jackets are in 10th-place overall with 380 points heading into the final day of competition tomorrow.

“We had a great day today,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “I’m really proud of all the guys that swam today. The relay was a great finish, I think they capped off a great night for us, third place is fantastic. I know they work hard so it’s great to see all that come together for them. We’re looking to use that momentum going into tomorrow morning.”

The 400 medley relay team capped off the night with a third-place overall finish and a school record time of 3:07.86. The time was an NCAA `B’ mark and just one one-tenth of a second off an NCAA `A’ mark.

Correia also reset the school’s 200 free record, which he previously set on day one of the championships, in the prelims with a time of 1:34.18. He went on to also set a new Tech record in the 100 back with a leadoff split time of 45.65 in the record setting 400 medley relay performance.

Southern’s individual record would come in the 100 fly finals, as he touched the wall in a new Tech-best time of 46.25.

The team kicked off the day with the 400 IM prelims. Loschi recorded a career-best time of 3:51.07, an NCAA `B’ cut and the second-fastest time in Georgia Tech history. Tim Slanschek posted an NCAA `B’ cut of 3:51.95 in the 400 IM prelims, a career best for the freshman and the sixth-best mark in school history, while Brennan Day registered the seventh-best time in the Tech record books with a career best and NCAA `B’ cut of 3:52.16.

Colt Williamson , who broke the school record in the 500 free yesterday, also competed in the 400 IM turning in a time of 3:55.48.

Southern made it into the `B’ final for the 100 butterfly prelims, posting a career-best time of 46.87 and ranking fifth in school history with the NCAA `B’ cut. Fellow Jacket Brad Oberg turned in an NCAA `B’ qualifying and career-best time of 47.47 in the 100 fly prelims. He went on to beat that mark with a time of 47.22 in a swim-off to earn a spot in the `B’ final. Oberg’s time ranks as the fifth-best in Tech history.

Also competing in the 100 fly prelims was freshman Clay Hering, who turned in a new career-best time of 48.71 in the morning session.

In the finals, Southern set a new school record in the 100 fly finals with an NCAA `B’ qualifying time of 46.25. The senior placed first in the `B’ final and ninth overall to score 20 points for the Jackets.

Also in the 100 fly finals, Oberg placed totaled 11 points for Tech and scored a 16th-place finish with his NCAA `B’ mark of 47.70.

Correia a new school record in the 200 free for the second straight day, as he beat his own record with an NCAA `B’ time of 1:34.18 in the prelims on Wednesday to earn a spot in the `A’ final. His mark was also a new career best time for the free event.

In the 200 free finals, Correia placed sixth overall with an NCAA `B’ qualifying time of 1:34.52, totaling 24 points for the Jackets in the event.

Tech’s Dan Cohen Solal recorded an NCAA `B’ time of 1:37.96 in the 200 free prelims, also a career best time, while (1:39.79) and Stefan Kranenburg (1:40.94) also swam in the event with Kranenburg’s time being a new career best mark.

In the 100 breast prelims, all three participating Jackets in Moises Loschi, Alex Kimpel and Joseph Portillo touched the wall with NCAA `B’ qualifying times. Loschi earned a spot in the `A’ final with a time of 52.96, a career-best mark and the second-fastest time in school history. Kimpel registered a career-best time of 53.73 in the prelims to claim a spot in the `B’ final and also record the fifth-fastest time in school history. Portillo’s time of 55.39 was also a career-best time for the sophomore swimmer.

Loschi topped his career best in the 100 breast prelims by five one-hundredths of a second in the 100 breast finals with an NCAA `B’ time of 52.91. His mark, which is the second fastest in Tech history for the breast event, placed him in seventh overall and earned the team a total of 23 points.

Also scoring for the Jackets in the 100 breast finals was Kimpel with his 14th-place finish and NCAA `B’ time of 53.90. He totaled 13 points for the Jackets.

Oberg picked up a spot in the `B’ final of the 100 back with an NCAA `B’ time of 47.49 in the prelims. His mark was also a new career-best time for the event and is the second-fastest time in the Tech record books.

Also earning a spot in the 100 back finals with an NCAA `B’ cut time of 48.15 was senior Alex Goerzen, who snagged a spot in the `C’ final, while fellow senior Robert Borowicz joined Goerzen in the `C’ final with a prelims time of 48.56.

The Jackets’ Brian Woodbury also competed in the 100 back event, touching the wall in a time of 49.27.

Goerzen recorded an NCAA `B’ time and a new career-best mark of 47.47 in the 100 back `C’ final, placing first overall in the heat and 17th overall, while Borowicz placed 22nd overall in the `C’ final with his career-best time of 48.18. Goerzen’s time is the second-best mark in school history, while Borowicz’ is ninth all-time as the two combined to score 12 points for the Jackets.

The final day of the championship meet will include with the prelims set to begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET with the 200 backstroke. The finals are slated to begin at 6 p.m. ET.

Tech Tidbits

* The 400 medley relay unit of Rodrigo Quadros Correia, Moises Loschi, Ben Southern and Noah Harasz set a new school record with an NCAA `B’ cut time of 3:07.86.

* Rodrigo Quadros Correia set a new school record in the 100 back with a split time of 45.65 in the first leg of the 400 medley relay. It is also a new career best mark.

* Rodrigo Quadros Correia reset his own school record in the 200 free with an NCAA `B’ time of 1:34.18 in the prelims. It is also a new career best mark.

* Rodrigo Quadros Correia recorded an NCAA `B’ time of 52.91 in the 200 free finals.

* Moises Loschi recorded an NCAA `B’ cut and the second-fastest time in school history in the 400 IM prelims with his time of 3:51.07. It is also a new career-best mark.

* Moises Loschi registered an NCAA `B’ qualifying and the second-fastest time in school history in the 100 breast prelims with his time of 52.96.

* Moises Loschi set an NCAA `B’ cut time and a new career-best mark of 52.91 in the 100 breast finals, which is also the new second-fastest time in school history.

* Alex Kimpel recorded an NCAA `B’ cut and the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 100 breast prelims with a time of 53.73.

* Alex Kimpel registered an NCAA `B’ cut mark of 53.90 in the 100 breast finals.

* Tim Slanschek posted an NCAA `B’ qualifying and the sixth-fastest time in Tech history in the 400 IM prelims with a time of 3:51.95. It is also a new-career best mark.

* Brennan Day tallied an NCAA `B’ mark and the seventh-fastest time in school history in the 400 IM prelims with a time of 3:52.16. It is also a career-best mark.

* Ben Southern registered an NCAA `B’ time and the fifth-fastest time in Tech history in the 100 fly prelims with his time of 46.87.

* Ben Southern set a new Tech record with an NCAA `B’ time of 46.25 in the 100 fly finals. It is also a career best.

* Brad Oberg touched the wall in an NCAA `B’ cut and a then career best mark in the 100 fly prelims with his time of 47.47.

* Brad Oberg set another NCAA `B’ time and tied the sixth-fastest time in school history with his time of 47.22 in the 100 fly prelims swim-off. It is also a new career-best mark.

* Brad Oberg posted an NCAA `B’ cut and the second-fastest time in Tech history in the 100 back prelims with a time of 47.49. It is also a career best.

* Brad Oberg recorded an NCAA `B’ cut time of 47.70 in the 100 fly finals.

* Dan Cohen Solal recorded an NCAA `B’ mark and a career-best time of 1:37.96 in the 200 free prelims.

* Joseph Portillo registered an NCAA `B’ mark and a career-best time of 55.39 in the 100 breast prelims.

* Alex Goerzen recorded an NCAA `B’ cut time of 48.15 in the 100 back prelims.

* Alex Goerzen posted an NCAA `B’ qualifying time of 47.47 in the 100 back finals, which is a new career best mark and the second-fastest time in Tech history.

* Robert Borowicz turned in an NCAA `B’ and new career-best time of 48.18 in the 100 back finals. It is the ninth-fastest time in school history.

* Clay Hering set a new career-best mark of 48.71 in the 100 fly prelims.

* Stefan Kranenburg turned in a new career-best time of 1:40.94 in the 200 free prelims.

Co-captain Ben Southern made it to the podium as a member of the 400 medley relay team and helped break ✌️ school records today! #ACCMSD pic.twitter.com/o9YVBYEAuz

— Ga Tech Swim & Dive (@GTSwimDive) March 2, 2017

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