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Laitala Posts Second School Record at NCAA Swimming Championships

March 29, 2002

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia Tech senior David Laitala set his second school record in as many days Friday at the 2002 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Georgia’s Gabrielsen Natatorium.

Laitala posted a time of 47.68 in the 100-yard butterfly, which bettered his own school record by three-tenths of a second. He placed 20th in the preliminary round.

Junior Shilo Ayalon placed 27th in the 400 IM, clocking a time of 3:53.88, while junior Tomonori Tsuji, went 56.17 in the 100 breast, finishing 38th.

The top eight finishers in each event in the prelims move on to tonight’s finals, while the next eight swim in the consolation finals.

The squad will return to action in Saturday’s preliminary session at 11 a.m. Ayalon will have an excellent chance to score points for the Jackets, as he is ranked fifth in the 1650 free entering the meet. Junior James Salazar will go in the 200 back, while Tsuji may go in the 200 breast.

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