Feb. 22, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The Georgia Tech men opened the 2012 ACC Swimming Championship Wednesday night in Christiansburg, Va., and the Yellow Jackets are in seventh place after the opening night.
The night opened with Nick Colletti, Max Randolph, Eric Chiu and Nigel Plummer teaming for a fifth-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Clocked at 1:27.76, it marked an NCAA “B” cut time and scored 28 points for the Jackets.
“We’re right in the thick of it after the first night,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “That’s all you can ask for. We’ll get back at it tomorrow morning and look to put ourselves in scoring positions for tomorrow night.”
Virginia Tech, powered by two top-five finishes, leads after day one with 68 points, ahead of North Carolina with 66. Virginia is in third with 58 points, leading Duke, NC State, and Florida State who are tied for fourth with 56 points. Georgia Tech (52), Maryland (48), Clemson (48), and Boston College (28) round out the field.
The championship continues Thursday with the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free preliminaries at 11 a.m. Finals in those events, along with the 200 free relay, will begin at 7 p.m.
Live coverage of the finals on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday can be seen on theACC.com starting at 7:20 p.m.