Feb. 15, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The Georgia Tech women’s swimming & diving team is off to a fast start at the 2012 ACC Championship, setting a pair of school records Thursday and sitting in sixth place after the opening night at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
Thursday night featured just two events – the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay – and the Yellow Jackets established school records, and eclipsed NCAA “B” times in both.
“It was a fast start and an exciting night for us,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “I’m proud of the effort. Now the goal is to keep this positive momentum rolling into tomorrow morning and through the weekend.”
The 200 medley relay of Heidi Hatteberg, Ariana Berg, Jordan Evans and Keren Siebner put down a time of 1:41.57, that was good for a ninth-place finish and broke the previous school record of 1:42.38 set last season.
A fourth-place finish came from the Jacket’s 800 free relay as Sarah Broadley, Alexis Weber, Hailey White and Hatteberg posted a time of 7:15.43, which shattered the previous school record of 7:18.42 set in 2010.
With 48 points, Georgia Tech finds itself in a sixth-place tie with the host Virginia Tech, but just eight points out of third. Virginia (80 points) leads after the opening day, followed by North Carolina (68) and NC State (56) to round out the top three.
Action begins at 11 a.m. Thursday morning with preliminary action. Live video of each night’s finals action can be found at the ACC Championship Central page.