Jackets Break Record on Day Two of Men's ACC Swimming Championships

Feb. 22, 2007


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Junior Jason Bourgeois, sophomore Jacob Kwasnik, senior Ofer Finkler and sophomore Mauricio Sousa finished fourth with a school record and NCAA `B’ standard time of 1:20.35 in the 200-yard freestyle relay to lead Georgia Tech at the Men’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming Championships on Thursday night in Koury Natatorium.

The Yellow Jackets moved up two places on day two to seventh place with a score of 105.50 points. Florida State advanced into the lead with a point total of 257.

Senior Ryan Bishop clocked a personal-best and NCAA `B’ standard time of 1:48.74 in the preliminaries of the 200 individual medley and finished fifth in the finals with a time of 1:48.80. Senior Conrad Aach posted a lifetime-best time of 1:51.74 in the finals to finish in 19th place for the Jackets.

Sophomore Noah Copeland posted a NCAA `B’ cut and lifetime-best time of 4:25.36 in the 500 free to finish in 12th place for the Jackets. Junior Rob Miller swam a season-best time of 4:27.11 to touch the wall in 13th place.

Finkler, Sousa, Kwasnik and junior Onur Uras all tallied personal-record times in the 50 free. Finkler, Sousa (20.54) and Kwasnik (20.64) finished in 11th-13th place with times of 20.57, 20.70 and 20.76, respectively. Uras finished 24th with a time of 22.03 for Tech.

Freshman Ryan Crete tallied an 18th-place finish in the 500 free with a season-best time of 4:28.46, while junior Jeff Burton finished 23rd with a time of 4:36.93. Burton swam a lifetime-best time of 4:35.49 in the prelims of the 500 free.

The Yellow Jackets will continue the ACC meet on Friday beginning with the prelims at 11 a.m. Finals will follow at 7 p.m. and the entire meet can be followed on www.ramblinwreck.com or via webcast at www.ACCSelect.com.



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