Feb. 25, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Behind an ACC record in the 200 medley relay, the Georgia Tech men’s swimming team is in second place just two points behind Virginia after the first day of action at the ACC Men’s Championships on the campus of the University of Maryland.
“This is a great way to start the meet,” head coach Stu Wilson said. “We will certainly enjoy it, but can’t get caught up in the moment. This is an extremely fast meet and now we need to get ready for tomorrow.”
The Yellow Jackets began the meet in style winning the 200 medley relay and setting a new ACC record in the process. The team of Ilia Ayzenshtok, Mickey Malul, Sullivan Lynch and Mauricio Sousa finished in a NCAA B-cut time of 1:26.00 breaking the record of 1:26.88 which was set by NC State in 2005.
In the 800 free relay, the Yellow Jackets finished third in a time of 6:25.30. The team of Noah Copeland, Travis Wagner, Matt Tang and Gal Nevo also set a NCAA B-cut time in the process. That shattered the previous school record set last year by more than six seconds.
In addition, Copeland’s 1:34.56 leadoff split in the 800-free relay set a school record for the 200-free. He broke his own record of 1:35.50 set earlier this season.
The 2009 ACC Men’s Championships run through Saturday on the campus of the University of Maryland. Prelims begin each morning at 11 a.m. while the finals get going at 7 p.m. each evening. ACC Select will provide free streaming video of the finals each night, while live stats are available throughout the meet. Links can be found at www.ramblinwreck.com.