ATLANTA (Dec. 16) – Georgia Tech freshman Tomonori Tsuji (Osaka, Japan) has become the first Yellow Jacket this year to make the current top 25 list of top national times, the latest edition of Taper & Shave Magazine has announced.
Tsuji is ranked No. 16 in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:02.38 and is No. 22 in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.15 seconds. He hit both of the marks during the Georgia Fall Invitational the first weekend of the December, when he placed second in the 200 breaststroke and fifth in the 100 breaststroke. During the meet, he registered Tech’s first NCAA provisional mark of the year in the 200 breaststroke.
“This is the first top 25 national ranking for any of our swimmers since I have been here,” said third-year head coach Seth Baron, whose current squad has already set five new school records this year. “We are very pleased with our team’s effort and Tomonori’s performance is indicative of that. We are looking forward to placing more swimmers on the top 25 list as we progress through the season.”
Tech is currently off before resuming competition January 8, 2000 against Air Force during a winter break training trip to Colorado Springs, Colo.