WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Georgia Tech swimming and diving finished the ACC-Big Ten Challenge strong, compiling another school record, a career-best NCAA B time and more season-best performances on Sunday at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center.
The ACC fell in a hard-fought battle to the Big Ten 179-174 on the men’s side, while the women’s side lost 251-102.
The Yellow Jackets will return home to host their annual Georgia Tech Invitational this week, running Thursday, Nov. 15-Saturday, Nov. 17 at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
Emily Ilgenfritz then added the exclamation point on her already record-breaking weekend by breaking the 10-year-old 1000 free school record by turning in a time of 9:55.55 to finish fourth among the ACC and eighth overall.
The record was almost seven seconds faster than her previous personal-best and is 0.20 seconds faster than the previous school record that was set by Elizabeth Stowe in 2008. Stowe and Ilgenfritz are the only Yellow Jackets to swim a sub-10 1000 free.
Iris Wang swam the last leg of the ACC’s fourth-fastest 200 medley relay team and seventh overall as the team recorded a 1:41.60. Wang then split a season-best 50.13 to open the 400 free relay team that finished third overall and second among the ACC with a time of 3:18.63.
Caio Pumputis continued his fine weekend when swam a career-best 200 IM, recording an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:44.83. Pumputis split 29.86/25.48 over the final 100 yards to finish second overall and among the ACC in the race.
Then in the 200 fly, Christian Ferraro also had an impressive showing when he finished second overall and first among the ACC with a season-best NCAA B qualifying time of 1:42.70. He would also go on to split 20.95 in third leg of the 200 medley relay to help the ACC’s third-fastest team to a fifth-place finish overall.
Rodrigo Correia swam the second leg of the 400 free relay, helping them to the third place and the second-fastest ACC time at 2:53.81. Individually, he also turned in the third-fastest ACC time and fifth-fastest overall in the 200 free when he turned in a season-best 1:37.24.
Representing Tech divers was Matt Casillas, who turned in a score of 326.95 in the platform to finish fourth among ACC divers and eighth overall.
* Junior Emily Ilgenfritz broke her second school record of the weekend when she swam a 9:55.55 in the women’s 1000 free (prev. 9:55.75 by Elizabeth Stowe in 2008).
* Sophomore Caio Pumputis turned in a new career best in the 200 IM when he recorded a time of 1:44.83 (prev. 1:45.46 at 2018 ACC Championships)
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