AUBURN, Ala. – Georgia Tech swimming finished up the regular season on Sunday afternoon as it turned in four career-bests at the Auburn Invitational at the James E. Martin Aquatic Center.
In addition to the personal bests, the Yellow Jackets turned in 11 top-15 finishes for the day, continuing their fine weekend.
For the women’s team, Grace Mauldin led the way with a fourth-place 200 back time of 2:01.08. Then in the 1650 free, Macleary Moran finished fifth with a 17:46.62. Julia Shuford then swam a 2:20.12 to finish 11th in the 200 breast.
For the men’s team, Gabe Munoz led the way with a second-place 200 fly performance, swimming a career-best 1:46.63. Aidan Brook (16:21.11 – 1650 free) and Tyler Branscombe (45.24 – 100 free) both turned in career-bests in their respective races to finish 10th. Leon Warnakulasuriya shattered his previous career-bests in the 200 back, swimming a 1:46.62 in prelims to then finish fifth in finals at 1:48.81.
Then in the 100 free, Aidan Pastel logged a top-10 finish, swimming to a seventh-place 45.06 in the 100 free. Albert Zhi (100 free – 45.32), Jonathan Vater (100 free – 45.39) and Austin Whalen (200 fly – 1:55.46) rounded out Tech’s top-15 finishers.
The Yellow Jackets will now take time to train before heading to the ACC Championships in Greensboro, N.C. The women’s championships run Feb. 20-23 while the men’s championships run Feb. 27-March 2.
* Gabe Munoz turned in a career-best 1:46.63 in the men’s 200 fly.
* Aidan Brook swam a personal-best time of 16:21.11 in the men’s 1650.
* Tyler Branscombe also recorded a career-best time of 45.24 in the men’s 100 free.
* Leon Warnakulasuriya continued his fine weekend with another career-best, this time in the men’s 200 back, swimming a 1:46.62 in prelims.
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