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Tech Breaks Record In Final Day of Men's ACC Championships

Feb. 28, 2004


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Teemu Kettunen, Ryan Riebesell, Brian Huff and Jason Howard broke the school record with a time of 3:01.64 as the Georgia Tech men’s swimming and diving team finished fifth, scoring 392 points, at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in UVa’s Aquatic and Fitness Center. Virginia won its sixth straight men’s ACC title, totaling 848.5 points, beating out second place Florida State by 311.5 points.

Sophomore Sam Morgan posted a NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time of 15:07.52 in the 1650 free to lead the Yellow Jackets with a fourth-place finish. Leading Tech on the springboard was Tony Burkhardt and Paul McCarty. Burkhardt finished fifth with a season-high score of 495.85 in the three-meter, 11-dive event. McCarty tallied a score of 486.20 to finish sixth for the Jackets.

Pacing the Rambling Wreck in the 200 backstroke was Jeremy Raines and Conrad Aach. Raines finished eighth with a time of 1:49.34, while Aach finished 22nd with a time of 1:54.73.

In the 200 breaststroke, Ryan Bishop, Alex Williams and Casey Arundel all competed in the finals. Bishop tallied an eighth-place finish with a time of 2:04.05, Williams finished ninth with a season-best time of 2:02.93 and Arundel posted a 21st-place finish with a time of 2:10.78.

The record setting 400 free relay team of Kettunen, Riebesell, Huff and Howard all posted top-16 finishes for the Yellow Jackets in the 100 free. Howard finished 11th with a season-best time of 45.73, while Kettunen finished 12th (45.83), Riebesell 15th (46.11) and Huff 16th (46.49).

Matt Figh led Tech in the 200 betterfly with a seventh-place finish, posting a time of 1:49.75. Other competitors for the Jackets in the 200 fly was Itai Eden, Mario Montalvo and Jacob Wilson. Eden finished 16th with a time of 1:53.18, while Montalvo tallied a time of 1:54.78 to finish 22nd and Wilson finished 23rd with a time of 1:55.72.

The final day of competition will begin on Saturday, Feb. 28, with the prelims at 11 a.m. The entire ACC meet can be followed on

1. Virginia – 848.5
2. Florida State – 537
3. North Carolina – 507
4. Clemson – 436
5. Georgia Tech – 392
6. NC State – 334.5
7. Maryland – 283
8. Duke – 123


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