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Jackets Stand Fourth After Day Two of Men's ACC Swimming Championships

Feb. 23, 2006

Results

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior Sam Morgan clocked a NCAA `B’ standard time of 4:26.62 in the 500-yard freestyle to finish seventh and junior Ryan Bishop finished fifth in the 200 individual medley with a NCAA `B’ cut time of 1:49.36 to lead Georgia Tech at the 2006 Men’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming Championships on Thursday night. The Yellow Jackets stand fourth with 158.5 points.

Florida State moved into first place after the second day of competition, scoring 237 points through two days of action.

Senior Jason Howard broke the school record in the preliminaries of the 50 frees with a time of 20.36, finishing eighth in the finals with a time of 20.48. Senior Teemu Kettunen finished 10th in the 50 free with a time of 20.54.

Swimming in the consolation finals for the Jackets was redshirt freshman Chris Ewald, freshman Noah Copeland and sophomore Rob Miller. Ewald finished 12th with a time of 4:27.61, while Copeland swam a lifetime-best time of 4:29.70 to finish in 15th place. Miller posted a time of 4:30.68 to finish in 16th place for Tech.

The men’s 200 free relay team of Kettunen, Brian Huff, Ofer Finkler and Jason Howard clocked a season-best time of 1:21.15 to finish in sixth place.

In the 50 free, Finkler and Huff competed in the bonus finals for the Jackets. Finkler finished 19th with a personal-best time of 20.81, while Huff swam a time of 21.15 to finish 24th.

Freshman Mauricio Sousa finished 24th in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.95.

Day three of the ACC meet will be on Friday with the prelims at 11 a.m. The entire meet can be followed at Maryland’s Website.

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