RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Georgia Tech swimming and diving was represented by impressive performances out of two Yellow Jackets as they competed at Brazil’s National Championships, the 2019 Maria Lenk Trophy.
Sophomore Caio Pumputis defended his 2018 title by swimming an ultra-impressive personal-best time of 2:09.93 in the 200 breast – dropping his PR by two seconds — to qualify for the World Championships and Pan American Games. His time is the 15th-fastest swim in the world this year and a Worlds-qualifying A cut.
Pumputis also swam a sub-1:00 100 breast to finish fourth with a career-fast 59.72 – also another Worlds-qualifying A cut.
Senior Rodrigo Correia has also impressed in the international meet, placing fourth in the 100 back with a personal-best time of 54.74 – a Worlds-qualifying B cut.
Left on the docket for both Yellow Jackets this weekend is the 200 IM for Pumputis (Saturday) and the 50 back (Saturday) and 200 back (Sunday).
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