March 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Andrew Kosic set a school record in the 100 back Thursday for Georgia Tech, as action began at the 2013 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship began at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
Kosic set the record by leading off the Yellow Jackets’ 400 medley relay. The sophomore was clocked in a time of 47.53 to break Tech’s record in the 100 back. Ryan Salmon swam the breast, Eric Chiu the fly and Nico van Duijn brought it home in the free.
The previous Tech record in the 100 back of 47.57 was set in 2009 by Ilia Ayzenshtok.
The relay was clocked in 3:13.51, which finished 26th in Thursday’s prelims.
Chiu, Kosic and van Duijn teamed with Andrew Chetcuti in the prelims of Thursday’s 200 free relay, finishing 24th overall in a time of 1:19.21. Kosic split in 19.23 on the relay’s second leg.
Neither relay advanced to Thursday’s finals.
Tech continues action on Friday in Indianapolis with the 200 medley relay, while Chiu swims the prelims of the 100 fly. The senior is the Yellow Jackets’ first individual men’s swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships since 2010.
Chiu brings the NCAA’s 16th-fastest 100 fly time this season in to the meet.