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Stowers Leads Georgia Tech at Men's ACC Championships

Feb. 25, 2005

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ATLANTA – Freshman Evan Stowers broke the school record on the three-meter springboard with an 11-dive score of 537.20 to finish fourth and lead the Georgia Tech men’s swimming and diving team at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships on Friday night in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The Yellow Jackets are in fourth place with 300 points, trailing North Carolina by a half point for third, while Virginia continues to lead with 502.50 points.

Junior Sam Morgan and Ryan Bishop posted NCAA `B’ standard times in the finals of the 400 individual medley to finish in fifth and sixth place for the Yellow Jackets with season-best times of 3:52.31 and 3:52.53, respectively. Morgan, a native of Gainesville, Ga., swam a lifetime-best time in the event.

After posting NCAA `B’ cut times in the morning session, junior Jason Howard and senior Matt Figh tallied sixth- and seventh-place finishes for the Jackets during the evening session in the 200 freestyle. Howard, a native of Snellville, Ga., finished sixth with a time of 1:39.22, while Figh, a native of Montgomery, Ala., finished seventh with a time of 1:39.44.

Junior Teemu Kettunen registered an eighth-place finish for Tech in the 100 butterfly with a time of 48.98 in the finals. The Jarvenpaa, Finland, native tallied a NCAA `B’ cut time of 48.61 in the prelims earlier this morning. Freshman Onur Uras, a 2004 Olympian for Turkey, finished 15th in the 100 fly with a time of 49.76. Fellow freshman Jason Bourgeois posted a lifetime-best time of 50.31 to finish in 18th place in the 100 fly.

Sophomore Alex Williams clocked a lifetime-best time of 56.21 in the 100 breaststroke to finish in eighth place. Jeremy Raines, a senior from Americus, Ga., finished seventh in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.24. After suffering an injury in his first dive, sophomore Tony Burkhardt pushed through and tallied an eighth-place finish on the three-meter board with a score of 400.85.

-GT SWIMMING & DIVING-

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