Feb. 20, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech women’s swimming team finished ninth overall at the 2010 ACC Championships, which wrapped up Saturday night at the Koury Natatorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Overall, the Yellow Jackets set four school records on the weekend.
“I think that, as a team, we took a step in the right direction as to where we want this program to go with our performance,” said swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “It’s something we’re really excited about. I’m especially proud of Heidi Hatteberg, who was competed so much and it showed with her performance here. Overall, there were a lot of positives to take out of this.”
The first event of note for Georgia Tech on the night was the 200-back, in which sophomore Heidi Hatteberg capped off her impressive weekend by breaking a school record in the event after hitting the wall in 1:57.68 to finish 10th overall. The time was also an NCAA “B” cut time for Hatteberg.
In the 100-free, freshman Alexis Weber was the team’s top finisher in 20th overall with a time of 50.69, while senior Agatha Kwasnik fnished 28th overall with a time of 50.92. In the 200-breast, junior Hen Pauker finished 23rd overall after posting s time of 2:20.94 in the finals. Pauker qualified for the finals with a time of 2:19.63 in preliminaries.
Next in the 200-fly, senior Taylor Flynn registered an impressive 11th place finish with a time of 2:00.71. Sophomore Keren Siebner finished 15th with a time of 2:01.92 in the finals, while fellow sophomore Jordan Evans finished right behind her teammate in 16th in a time of 2:03.31. Junior Christine Chuang finished out the top finishers for Tech in 23rd overall with a time of 2:03.78.
In men’s platform diving, freshman Chris Khosravi registered an impressive fourth place finish after posting a mark of 358.10 in the finals.
In the final event of the Championships, the 400-free relay, the Georgia Tech team of Kate Riley, Weber, Siebner and Kwasnik finished seventh overall in a time of 3:21.69 in the finals. The time was good enough to register as an NCAA “B” Cut time.
The ACC men’s championships will be next weekend, also in Chapel Hill, N.C. Action begins on Wednesday, Feb. 25th and runs through Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Koury Natatorium. Fans are reminded they can follow the action at http://www.theacc.com/championships/10-sd-championship.html.