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Joseph Portillo
Breast, IM

Joseph Portillo

Breast, IM

Year Senior
Height 5-7
Hometown Duluth, Ga.
Last School Duluth
Club Team Swim Atlanta
Joseph Portillo

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18 (Junior): Competed for the Yellow Jackets and added depth at the 100 and 200 breast positions … Also swam the 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM on the season … Had the fifth-fastest time on the season for the Jackets in both the 100 breast (56.09) and 200 breast (1:59.83) events … Also turned in the sixth-best time on the year for Tech in the 200 fly (1:51.98) and the seventh-fastest mark in the 200 IM (1:51.85) and 400 IM (4:13.19) … Recorded eight top-five individual finishes on the season … Finished runner-up in the 200 breast (2:05.81) at Northwestern … Took third-place overall in the 200 breast (2:08.32) versus Delta State and in both the 100 breast (57.87) and 200 breast (2:06.61) in the dual meet at SCAD … Placed fifth in the 200 breast (2:04.73) at Notre Dame, in the 200 fly (1:55.89) at Northwestern, in the 100 breast (58.97) versus Delta State and in the 200 breast (2:02.68) at South Carolina … Finished sixth overall in the 100 breast versus Pittsburgh (58.46) and at Notre Dame (58.11) … Posted a seventh-place showing in the 200 breast against Pittsburgh (2:07.22) and at Georgia (2:05.96) … Also finished seventh in the 100 breast (57.45) at South Carolina and eighth in the 100 breast (58.40) at Georgia … Turned in a time of 4:13.19 in the 400 IM in the dual meet at SCAD … Placed 11th overall in the 200 breast with a finals time of 1:59.83 and 13th in the 100 breast with a finals time of 56.29 at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also swam in the 200 fly (1:51.98) and the 200 IM (1:53.46 and 1:51.85) at the Georgia Tech Invite … Competed for Tech in the 100 breast (56.09), 200 breast (2:01.44) and 200 IM (1:52.50) events at the 2018 ACC Championships … Was a member of the team’s Leadership Council.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Competed for the Jackets in the 100 and 200 breast events, as well as in the 200 fly, 200 and 400 IM … Recorded new career-best times in the 100 breast (55.39), 200 fly (1:54.25) and 200 IM (1:50.37) on the year … Posted the third-fastest time on the season for the Jackets in both the 100 breast (55.39) and the 200 breast (1:59.09) … Also registered the fifth-best time for Tech on the season in the 200 IM (1:50.37) and the seventh-fastest mark in both the 200 fly (1:54.25) and the 400 IM 4:03.64) … Totaled 17 top-10 finishes on the year, highlighted by a second-place finish in the 200 breast (2:07.43) versus BC and Pitt … Placed fourth in the 100 breast against BC and Pitt (59.56) and versus Georgia (57.10) … Also tallied fourth-place finishes in the 200 breast versus UGA (2:04.04) and in the tri-meet against Cincinnati and FAU (2:08.37) … Finished 21st in the 200 breast (1:59.09) and 27th in the 100 breast (55.39) at the 2017 ACC Championships … Recognized as a 2016-17 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

2015-16 (Freshman): Had a strong season adding to the depth of the Jackets’ mid-distance group … Showed his versatility by competing in six events during the season … Recorded a career-best time in the 100 breast at 56.29 at the GT Qualifier, placing him fourth among the Jackets on the season … Broke 2:00 for a career-best time of 1:58.86 in the 200 breast at the GT Qualifier, making him a solid third among the Yellow Jackets … CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

Before Tech: Lettered for four years at Duluth High School in Duluth, Ga. … Spent two seasons as captain … Competed in IM, breast and fly events … Swam at the Junior Nationals in San Antonio, Texas, finishing sixth in the 200m breaststroke to re-earn Olympic Trial cut … Holds Duluth High School’s record in the 200 IM, 100 breast and 200 free relay events … Finished 15th of 521 students in his high school graduating class.

Personal: Full name is Joseph Emanual Portillo … Son of Joel and Carol Portillo … Born Oct. 14, 1996 in Lawrenceville, Ga. … Enjoys video games, hanging out with friends and playing Ultimate Frisbee … Chose Georgia Tech because of its stellar academics, future job opportunities, a great team and facilities … Majoring in mechanical engineering.

 

Portillo’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
200 Free1:47.55vs. Cincinnati and FAU (12/18/15)
100 Breast55.392017 ACC Championships
200 Breast1:58.862016 Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier
200 Fly1:51.982017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 IM1:50.372017 ACC Championships
400 IM4:02.592015 Georgia Tech Invitational

 

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