Feb. 24, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech men’s swimming team is in a tie for fifth following the first day of the 2010 ACC Championships held at the Koury Natatorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The Yellow Jackets had a successful night in two relay events, as they hit NCAA “B” cuts in both events.
“We got off to a good start tonight,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “However, there is still a lot of work for us to do here. Tomorrow is very important for us to get ourselves into scoring position. We’re looking forward to swimming fast and scoring some points.”
The first event of the Championships was the 200-medley relay, in which the Georgia Tech team of Ilia Ayzenshtok, Matthew Vaughan, Sullivan Lynch and Nigel Plummer placed sixth overall with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:28.55.
In the final event of the night, the 800-free relay, the Yellow Jacket team of Travis Wagner, Ralph Long, Matt Tang and Gal Nevo also finished sixth overall with a time of 6:34.78 in the finals. The time was an NCAA “B” cut and the fourth fastest time in school history.
Action continues tomorrow at the ACC Championships with the 500-free, 200-IM, 50-free and 200-free relay. Fans are reminded that championship finals will be video-streamed on theACC.com Thursday-Saturday 7-9 p.m. All championship information can be found at http://www.theacc.com/championships/10-sd-championship.html.
Full recaps and results will be available once competition wraps up each night at www.ramblinwreck.com.