THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s swimming continued its roll from the first day by breaking multiple school records on day two of the 2019 ACC Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on Thursday.
The 19th-ranked Jackets currently are in eighth with 224 points.
The Yellow Jackets saw school records from Colt Williamson in the 500 free, before seeing a pool record fall at the hands of Caio Pumputis in the 200 IM.
Tech will be back in action on Friday, as day three of the ACC Championships will start with prelims at 10 a.m. before finals begin at 6 p.m.
Pumputis led the way in the 200 IM, finishing first with a time of 1:41.28, shattering the school record and pool record at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The record eclipses Gal Nevo’s mark of 1:42.79 that was set in 2009. The first place finish gave the Jackets their first ACC Swimming Champion since 2012 when Anton Lagerqvist won the 200 breast.
That was close.
Caio Pumputis (@GTSwimDive) edged Andrea Vazaios by 0.02 seconds to take 🥇 in the 200 IM…
0.02. 😳 pic.twitter.com/kdTeVobals
— ACC Swimming&Diving (@ACCSwimDive) March 1, 2019
Williamson then broke his own record in the 500 free, swimming an NCAA B qualifying time of 4:17.82 to win the C final – breaking his previous mark of 4:18.89 that was set in 2018.
Tim Slanschek turned in a career-best time in the 200 IM finishing with a time of 1:47.43, but narrowly missed finals, and served as an alternate. Cale Russel (4:25.77), and Clay Hering (4:28.57) also swam well in the 500 free, each turning in a career-best.
Then in the 50 free, Corben Miles turned in two NCAA B cut times, and finished the day with a career-best time, 19.60 to finish in third in the C Final.
* Caio Pumputis swims a blazing time for a school record, 1:41.28 in the 200 IM, finishing in first in the Championship Final, time is a NCAA A cut.
* Colt Williamson turns in a school best time, 4:17.82 to finish first in the C Final in the 500 free, time is a NCAA B time.
* Clay Hering swims a career-best, 4:25.77 in the 500 free.
* Cale Russel turns in a career-best time, 4:28.57 in the 500 free.
* Tim Slanschek turns in a career-best time, 1:47.43, narrowly missing an automatic qualification to finals but will be an alternate in the 200 IM.
* Joseph Portillo swims a career-best time, 1:49.65 in the 200 IM.
* Tanner Doan turns in a career-best time, 1:50.45 in the 200 IM.
* Jonathan Yang swims a career-best time, 1:50.83 in the 200 IM.
* Corben Miles turns in a time of 19.83 to qualify for finals in the 50 free, time also an NCAA B time.
* Darren Lim swims a career-best time, 20.25 in the 50 free.
* Austin Daniel turns in a career-best time, 20.53 in the 50 free.
* Corben Miles turns in a career-best time, 19.60 to finish 3rd in the C Final in the 50 free, time a NCAA B cut.
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