March 28, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Georgia Tech swimmer Gal Nevo earned honorable mention honors in the 200-fly on the final night of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships Sunday at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the Ohio State Campus. Nevo finished 10th overall in the event to earn the honor.
“It was a fun weekend,” Nevo said. “I really wanted to win the 400-IM and it was tough to not take it. But, to finish in the same position for the second straight year is great. Also, breaking a school record tonight in the 200-fly was a pretty amazing thing to do.”
“It’s a great way for Gal to end his career here at Tech with a school record,” swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “We couldn’t be more pleased with his performance this weekend.”
In preliminaries, Nevo, who entered the event as the 13th seed, hit the wall in 1:44.08, moving up a spot to 12th. In the finals, Nevo finished in a new school-record time of 1:43.28 to place 10th overall and earn honorable mention honor.
Tonight’s event was the last for Nevo on his illustrious career on the Flats.
The Kibbutz Hamadia, Israel native ends his career as the school-record holder in four events (200-breast, 200-fly, 200-IM and 400-IM) and as a four-time All-American, capturing the honor the last two season in both the 200-IM and the 400-IM.