Feb. 24, 2006
Senior Sam Morgan improved upon his NCAA `B’ standard time from earlier in the day and finished fourth in the 400-yard individual medley while junior Alex Williams posted a NCAA `B’ cut in the 100 breaststroke to finish fifth to lead Georgia Tech at the 2006 Men’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming Championships Friday night.
The Yellow Jackets remain in fourth place after three days of competition with 294.5 points.
Morgan recorded a time of 3:52.72 in the finals, giving the Yellow Jackets 15 points in the event while junior Ryan Bishop recorded a time of 3:53.67 in the same event finishing sixth and tallying 13 points.
In the 100 backstroke, Williams swam a personal best 55.55 recording 14 points for Tech.
Also scoring for the Yellow Jackets were Teemu Kettunen who was sixth in the 100 butterfly and recorded an NCAA `B’ cut time of 48.33 to give the Jackets 13 points while freshman Noah Copeland recorded a time of 1:38.37 in the 200 freestyle to finish eighth and score 11 points.
Also, sophomore Onur Uras recorded a personal best 49.56 to finish in 13th place in the 100 freestyle and score four points for the Yellow Jackets.
In the 400 meter medley relay, the team of Jason Bourgeois, Williams, Kettunen and Howard posted a season-best time of 3:18.90 to finish in sixth place and grab 26 points for the Yellow Jackets.
Day four of the ACC meet will be on Saturday with the prelims at 11 a.m. The entire meet can be followed at http://umterps.collegesports.com/livestats/c-swim/.