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Jackets Get a Pair of School Records in Saturday's ACC Championships Prelims

March 2, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Led by a pair of school records, the Georgia Tech men’s swimming and diving team qualified 10 swimmers for Saturday night’s finals of the 2002 ACC Championships. Tech stands in second place with 386.5 points.

Junior James Salazar earned a school record in the 100-yard backstroke, posting a time of 1:47.81 to qualify seventh. Freshman Matt Figh continued a strong showing at the meet, qualifying eighth, while junior Jorge Oliver was 11th. He will swim in tonight’s consolation final.

Senior Josh Hersko tallied the other school record, qualifying second in the 100 free with a NCAA “B” cut mark of 44.52.

Tech will have a pair of swimmers in the finals of the 200 breast, as junior Tomonori Tsuji posted a NCAA “B” time of 2:00.00, qualifying fourth. Classmate Robbie Foster posted the seventh fastest time, while sophomore Chris Biedrzycki will swim in the consolation final after qualifying 12th.

Senior David Laitala, who won the 100 fly Friday night, qualified fifth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:48.45. Sophomore Itai Eden posted the seventh fastest mark in that event and will also swim in the finals. Senior Brady Skaggs qualified ninth, earning a spot in the consolation final.

The meet concludes with tonight’s finals, which begin at 7 p.m.

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