Feb. 25, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior Sam Morgan clocked a NCAA `B’ standard time of 15:06.69 in the 1650-yard freestyle to finish second and garner All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors to lead Georgia Tech to a fourth-place finish (371 pts.) at the 2006 Men’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday.
Virginia won its eighth straight ACC crown with a point total of 694 points. Florida State finished second with 685.5 points, while North Carolina was third with 496.5, Georgia Tech (371 points) followed in fourth, with NC State (362), Virginia Tech (334.5), Clemson (293), Maryland (222.5), Duke (99), Boston College (70) and Miami (37) rounding out the field.
Sophomore Rob Miller posted a NCAA `B’ cut time of 15:21.16 in the 1650 free to finish in seventh place for the Yellow Jackets.
Junior Ryan Bishop clocked a time of 2:02.29 in the 200 breaststroke to finish in eighth place for Tech.
In the consolation finals, Kettunen finished 13th in the 100 free with a time of 45.28, sophomore Onur Uras finished 10th in the 200 butterfly with a season-best mark of 1:49.34, and junior Alex Williams finished 13th in the 200 breast with a season-best time of 2:02.49.
Freshmen Chris Ewald, Mauricio Sousa and David Rifkin competed in the bonus finals for the Jackets. Ewald finished 18th in the 200 fly with a season-best time of 1:51.27, Sousa posted a time of 1:53.23 in the 200 backstroke to finish 20th, and Rifkin finished 21st in the 200 fly with a time of 1:51.83.
The Jackets will host a NCAA Last Chance meet in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, on Saturday, March 4. Tech will host the 2006 Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 23-25, in the GTAC. Tickets are on sale on www.ramblinwreck.com.