March 27, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A second place finish in the 400-IM by Gal Nevo led the Georgia Tech men’s swimming team on the second day of action at the NCAA Championships held at the Student Rec Natatorium on the campus of Texas A&M University.
Nevo finished in a school record time of 3:38.00, exactly three seconds faster than his ACC record at last month’s conference championship. Nevo’s time beat Ryan Lochte’s (Florida) NCAA record time of 3:38.15. Tyler Clary of Michigan finished first tonight with a time of 3:35.98. Nevo is now third in the world behind Clary and Michael Phelps.
Nevo earns All-American honors in the 400-IM, one night after securing a spot on the All-American squad for the 200-IM. He broke the ACC record in the 200-IM as well.
After two days of competition, the Yellow Jackets sit in 15th place overall with 38 points.
In the 200-medley relay, the Tech team of Ilia Ayzenshtok, Mickey Malul, Sullivan Lynch and Mauricio Sousa just missed advancing to the night session as they came in 17th-place during prelims with a time of 1:27.20.
Noah Copeland registered a 45th-place finish for the Yellow Jackets in the 200-free as he touched the wall in 1:37.06.
The 100-breast saw both Maul and Andy Miller turn in solid swims. Malul was 26th in a time of 53.91, while Miller finished 30th in 54.32.
The 2009 NCAA Men’s Swimming Championships run through Saturday on the campus of Texas A&M. Live video, stats and full recaps will be available each night at www.ramblinwreck.com. Georgia Tech has a school-record nine swimmers competing in 11 different events.