Swimming & Diving Enjoys Postseason Success

March 5, 2008

ATLANTA – Two NCAA automatic qualifiers and 19 school records highlighted a very successful two weeks for the Georgia Tech swimming and diving teams at the 2008 ACC Championships held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Both Agatha Kwasnik (100-free) and Elizabeth Stowe (1650-free) will represent the Jackets at the NCAA Championships, March 20-22 in Columbus, Ohio.

“The last two weeks have been amazing and I’m not surprised that they went fast,” head coach Stu Wilson said. “They have worked hard all season long and they knew that we were shooting for ACC’s. 18 School Records with a lot of B-cuts said a lot about both the Men’s and Women’s program as we move up the ladder to achieve National recognition.”

The men finished fourth in this year’s ACC Championship, while the women were sixth. The Tech women’s diving team placed at least third in all three events and will send Stephanie England, Hannah Krimm and Michele Bertolino to the NCAA Diving Zones in Auburn, Ala., March 14-16. Krimm was second on the one-meter board while England placed third on the three-meter board and platform.

Mickey Malul was the ACC champion in the 100-breast, Tech’s first winner in this event. In addition, two Yellow Jackets qualified for the Olympic trials last weekend following the ACC meet. Johnny Hagaman qualified in the 100-back (57.35) while Kwasnik did it in the 100-free (57.11).

Below is a list of all the records broken as well as Tech’s All-ACC performers.

All-ACC

Noah Copeland (100-free, 200-free)

Onur Uras (200-fly)

Mickey Malul (100-breast)

Andy Miller (100-breast)

Agatha Kwasnik (100-free, 200-free)

Stephanie England (three-meter dive, platform dive)

Hannah Krimm (one-meter dive)

Men’s School Records

Event Name Time Old Record

50 free Mauricio Sousa 19.99 20.35

100 free Noah Copeland 43.87 44.29

200 free Noah Copeland 1:35.79 1:36.92

100 breast Mickey Malul 53.91 54.85

200 fly Orur Uras 1:45.76 1:47.09

200 free relay Sousa, Uras, 1:20.20 1:20.35

Kwasnik, Robberson

800 free relay Copeland, Uras, 6:31.97 6:34.45

Long, Wagner

200 medley relay Hagaman, Malul, 1:27.20 1:29.90

Uras, Sousa

400 medley relay Hagaman, Malul, 3:14.25 3:16.44

Uras, Copeland

Women’s School Records

Event Name Time Old Record

50 free Agatha Kwasnik 22.88 23.68

100 free Agatha Kwasnik 49.39 51.48

200 free Agatha Kwasnik 1:47.40 1:47.67

1000 free Elizabeth Stowe 9:55.75 10:00.90

1650 free Elizabeth Stowe 16:19.33 16:28.08

100 fly Christine Chuang 55.12 55.47

200 fly Christine Chuang 2:01.45 1:59.27

400 free relay Kwasnik, Kromer, 3:25.24 3:26.47

Pucci, Flynn

800 free relay Kwasnik, Flynn, 7:24.03 7:24.06

Stowe, Li

400 medley relay Kopacka, Pucci, 3:47.39 3:48.63

Kromer, Kwasnik

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