Feb. 24, 2016
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Georgia Tech men’s swimmers recorded season bests in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay on Wednesday at the 2016 ACC Men’s Swimming Championships.
After Day 1 of the ACC Championships, the Georgia Tech men are in 4th place with 131 points.
“Today was a very solid start for us,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “We had season bests in both of the relays, and I liked the way our guys competed. We’re looking forward to tomorrow morning, and we plan to post some fast times.”
In the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay quartet of Brian Woodbury, Ricky Lehner, Ben Southern and Youssef Hammoud placed ninth with a season-best time of 1:27.51. Tech’s previous top time in the event was 1:28.07, which was set by Woodbury, Moises Loschi, Hammoud and Noah Harasz at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
The second event was the 800 free relay, in which Rodrigo Correia, Mats Westergren, Dan Cohen Solal and Harasz posted a season-best time of 6:27.63. The quartet of Hammoud, Cohen Solal, Westergren and Harasz previously had the best time this season, posting a time of 6:30.53 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
Thursday Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m.: 500 Freestyle (prelim), 200 IM (prelim), 50 Freestyle (prelim)
6:00 p.m.: 500 Freestyle, 200 IM, 50 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay
For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Women’s Championships will be held March 16-19, followed by the Men’s Championships March 23-26. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.