Feb. 26, 2017
ATHENS, Ga. – A number of Georgia Tech swimmers wrapped up the Bulldog Last Chance Meet on Sunday in Athens, Georgia. Four Yellow Jackets set NCAA `B’ qualifying times, while a number of career best marks were set in the individual meet, highlighed by Chiara Ruiu‘s new school record in the 200 breast event.
Ruiu set a new school record in the 200 breast event with her NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 2:12.45 in the time trials.
Fellow upperclassman Kira de Bruyn set NCAA ‘B’ qualifying times in both the 200 IM time trial (2:01.48) and the 100 fly (53.43). Her time in the 100 fly time trial is also a new career best time for the event.
Sophomore Iris Wang turned in an NCAA `B’ qualifying time of 49.51 in the 100 free prelims on Sunday morning, while fellow classmate Laura Branton registered an NCAA `B’ cut time of 1:58.31 in the 200 fly finals in the evening session.
Freshman Lindsay Wallace recorded a career-best time of 51.88 in the 100 free prelims and then topped that time by touching the wall in a time of 51.66 in the 100 free finals. She also posted a new career-best time of 24.23 in the 50 free time trials and a time of 1:51.76 in the 200 free time trials over the weekend.
Tech’s Lila Best also set a career best mark in the 100 free finals with a time of 52.00 and in the 200 free time trials event with a time of 1:51.50.
Jacket freshman Kelli Croft also competed on Sunday, touching the wall in a time of 17:19.11 in the 1650 free.
Koski posted a new career-best time of 1:48.10 in the 200 back finals, placing fifth, while Talley touched the wall in a time of 45.25 in the 100 free prelims before beating that mark with a time of 45.19 in the 100 free finals. Koski also recorded a new career-best time of 1:50.81 in the 200 IM time trials for the meet.
Pastel also set a new career best mark in the 100 free prelims with a time of 45.35, while Whalen’s career best mark of 46.05 also came in the 100 free prelims.
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