Feb. 24, 2009
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s swimming team is off to College Park, Md., for the 2009 ACC Championships this weekend. Events from the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium on the campus of the University of Maryland begin with the 200 Medley Relay and 800 Free Relay, Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 6:00 p.m., and continue through Saturday, Feb. 28. ACC Select will provide free streaming video of the finals each night starting on Thursday while live stats will be available throughout the week. Check www.ramblinwreck.com for links.
The men are looking to improve on their fourth-place finish from a year ago and will begin the meet seeded first in Wednesday night’s 200 medley relay. In the 50-free, an event the Jackets have won each meet this season, Mauricio Sousa and Garrett Robberson are seeded second and third, respectively. The Yellow Jackets are also the No. 1 seeded 200-free relay team, while in the 100-breast Mickey Malul will be looking to defend his ACC title from a year ago when he swam a school-record time of 53.91.
“If last week’s women’s meet is any indication of what is to come this week, then one word comes to mind – fast,” head coach Stu Wilson said. “The men are going to have to have their A game to be competitive. We cannot make any mistakes or let our guards down throughout all four days of competition. The key will be in the morning. We will need to step up in the prelims to get in a good position for finals. It’s going to be fun to watch these guys swim fast this week.”
Full recaps will be available each night at www.ramblinwreck.com.