March 13, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech senior Eric Chiu, along with four Tech relay teams, have earned berths in the NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship, which begins Thursday in Indianapolis, Ind.
The 2013 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship will be contested March 28-30 at the IU Natatorium and the IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis, Ind.
“I’m thrilled for Eric and our four relay teams,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “This obviously is a great day for our program and indication of how we have progressed as a team this season. Eric’s 100 fly time puts him in scoring position in Indianapolis, and relays always give you a chance to score points.”
Chiu, a senior from Martinez, Ga., was clocked in a school-record time of 46.45 at the Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier this past weekend in Atlanta, and the time is the 16th-fastest in the NCAA this season. He was the bronze-medalist in the 100 fly at the ACC Championship in a then-school record time of 47.03.
Thanks to Chiu’s qualification, four Yellow Jacket relays also clinched spots in the 2013 Championship – the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. Tech’s 200 free relay achieved an NCAA `A’ cut during the ACC Championship and owns the 17th-fastest time (1:18.26) in the field.
Chiu is one of 30 ACC swimmers competing in 42 individual events, while the ACC is sending 28 relays to Indianapolis.
400 Medley Relay