GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech men’s swimming started off the 2019 ACC Championships with a bang on Wednesday evening, breaking two school records at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The Yellow Jackets finished the day in sixth place with 124 points.
Tech began its day with the 200 medley relay, where it already owned one of the best times in the country. The squad of Rodrigo Correia, Caio Pumputis, Christian Ferraro and Corben Miles kicked hard to their second NCAA A qualifying time of the season, swimming a 1:24.42 – just 0.19 seconds shy of their season best – to finish fourth overall.
The Jackets then competed in the 800 free relay where they grabbed two school records. The team of Pumputis, Correia, Colt Williamson and Ferraro turned in a program-best NCAA B time of 6:19.43 – a scorching 5.8 seconds faster than the previous record.
En route to one school record, Pumputis split 1:33.84 to open the relay with a school-record 200 free time – eclipsing teammate Correia’s 1:34.13 as set in 2017.
The Yellow Jackets return on Thursday for the first full day of competition at the ACC Championships. The day will feature the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 200 free relay. Prelims are scheduled for 10 a.m. with finals beginning at 6 p.m.
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