THE FLATS – Georgia Tech swimming and diving sophomore Caio Pumputis was named the ACC Swimmer of the Week for his impressive performance at last weekend’s Georgia Tech Invitational, the league announced Monday.
Earning the distinction for the second time this season, the Brazil native remained undefeated when wearing a Georgia Tech cap this year, winning four individual events in addition to helping two relays to wins.
En route to four school records and two NCAA A qualifying times, Pumputis started out a first-place finish in the 200 IM, winning with the third-fastest NCAA B time in the country at 1:42.89. From there, the sophomore went on to set the 100 breast program record with a first-place NCAA B time of 52.53.
Pumputis rounded out his weekend, individually, by winning the 400 IM with the third-fastest time nationally at 3:43.00 (NCAA B) before capping the invitational with a school-record NCAA A qualifying time of 1:52.38 in the 200 breast – good for the second-fastest time in the country this season.
Continuing his yeoman’s effort in the pool, Pumputis also competed in multiple relays over the weekend as well. The weekend was highlighted by him, Rodrigo Correia, Christian Ferraro and Corben Miles winning the 200 medley relay with the fastest time in the nation this season and a school record – 1:24.23. Pumputis, Correia, Ferraro and Darren Lim then broke the 400 medley relay school record with a winning NCAA B time of 3:06.87.
Overall in their home invitational, the 20th-ranked Yellow Jackets finished third with 764.5 points, defeating No. 12 Alabama and No. 16 Virginia Tech.
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