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Jonathan Yang
Breast, IM

Jonathan Yang

Breast, IM

Year Sophomore
Height 6-3
Hometown Lawrenceville, Ga.
Last School Peachtree Ridge
Club Team Dynamo Swim Club
Jonathan Yang

Biography

2017-18 (Freshman): Provided depth in the breaststroke events for the Yellow Jackets on the season … Also competed in the 200 IM and on the Tech relays in the 200 and 400 medley relay events … Recorded an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:59.30 in the 200 breast at the 2018 ACC Championships … Posted the fourth-fastest time on the team for the season in the 100 breast (55.42) and in the 200 breast (1:59.30), which ranks 10th all-time in Tech history … Also had the sixth-fastest time for the Jackets in the 200 IM (1:51.62) … Totaled 10 top-five individual finishes on the year, highlighted by a first-place finish in the 100 breast (56.83) in the season-opening meet versus Pittsburgh … Picked up a runner-up finish in both the 200 breast (2:06.34) in the dual meet at SCAD and in the 100 IM (52.56) versus Emory on Senior Day … Also recorded a time of 57.21 in the 100 breast versus Emory, but was exhibitioned … Touched the wall in third-place overall in the 100 breast (57.68) and finished fourth in the 200 breast (2:09.92) in the dual meet at home against Delta State … Also finished fourth overall in the 100 breast (57.41) at Notre Dame and in the 200 breast (2:06.87) at Northwestern … Registered a fifth-place finish in the 200 IM (1:55.48) at Notre Dame and in the 100 breast event in dual meets at both Georgia (56.78) and South Carolina (56.84) … Finished sixth overall in the 200 breast versus Pittsburgh (2:06.44) and at Notre Dame (2:06.19) … Placed eighth in the 200 breast (2:06.27) at South Carolina and ninth in the 200 IM (1:57.71) versus Pittsburgh … Finished 10th overall in the 100 breast at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a finals time of 55.70 … Also placed 10th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:02.80 and finished 23rd overall in the 200 IM with a finals time of 1:51.62 at the GT Invite … Placed 24th overall in the 200 breast at the 2018 ACC Championships with a prelims time of 1:59.30 and a finals time of 2:01.21 … Also finished 32nd overall in the 100 breast (55.57) at the conference championship meet.

Before Tech: A three-year letterwinner having missed his junior season due to transferring high schools … Competed at Duluth as a freshman and sophomore in 2013-14 and 2014-15, before transferring to Peachtree Ridge where he swam his senior season … Ranked as high as No. 5 overall in the state of Georgia for the class of 2017 … Set the state record in the 200 breast at the age of 12 … Also set the county record in the 50 breast when he was 15 … A 2017 high school all-American in the 100 breast his senior season … Took second-place overall in the 100 breast (55.55) at the 2017 Georgia High School Association 6-7 A State Swimming Championships … His time of 55.55 set a new Gwinnett County all-time and meet record in the 100 breast event … Also finished fifth in the 200 IM (1:51.74) at the 2017 state championship meet … Placed third overall in the 200 breast (2:25.25) and finished eighth in the 100 breast (1:05.65) at the 2016 Speedo Champions Series in Nashville, Tenn. … Picked up a first-place finish in the 50 breast (29.88) and a third-place showing in the 100 breast (1:05.22) events at the 2016 NAC Speedo Summer Sizzler … Touched the wall in third overall in the 100 breast finals event with a time of 57.68 as a sophomore at the 2015 Georgia 6A State Championships … Was a member of the BETA club, which is a volunteer group at his high school … Was also involved with his school’s orchestra … A member of the Duluth orchestra group that was selected to compete at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois were they prepared selected pieces and performed at a concert hall … Graduated with honors.

Personal: Full name is Jonathan Kai Wei Yang, but goes by Johnny … Son of Kevin Yang … Born on March 18, 1999 in Snellville, Ga. … Has two siblings — Jocelyn and Amelia … Guardian, Kevin Yang, graduated from Georgia Tech in 2004 … Chose Tech because the swimming and diving team was very welcoming, the academics are known on a global scale, the Scheller School of Business is a perfect fit, and the location and campus … Intends to major in business administration.

 

Yang’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
100 Breast55.422017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 Breast1:59.302018 ACC Championships
100 IM52.56vs. Emory (1/27/18)
200 IM1:51.622017 Georgia Tech Invitational
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