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Tech's Ryan Bishop Garners All-ACC Honors at Men's ACC Championships

Feb. 27, 2004

Results

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Freshman Ryan Bishop became only the second Georgia Tech men’s swimmer to garner All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in the 400-yard individual medley with a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 3:53.86 to finish third to lead the Yellow Jackets to a fifth-place standing (266.5 pts.) after three days of competition at the Men’s ACC Championships in Virginia’s Aquatic and Fitness Center. Virginia continues to lead the ACC meet with 558.5 points.

Sophomore Sam Morgan finished fifth in the 400 IM with a lifetime-best time of 3:55.79. Fellow sophomore Jacob Wilson posted a season-best time of 4:00.61 in the 400 IM to finish 12th, while freshman Conrad Aach tallied a season-best time of 4:01.53 in the 400 IM to finish 14th.

Junior Matt Figh posted a NCAA’B’ cut time of 1:37.95 in the 200 freestyle to finish fourth for the Jackets. Sophomore Jason Howard recorded a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:38.74 in the preliminaries of the 200 free and finished eighth in the finals with a time of 1:40.34.

Defending 100 backstroke ACC champion Jeremy Raines finished fifth in the event tonight with a season-best time of 49.49.

Divers Tony Burkhardt and Paul McCarty advanced to the finals of the three-meter diving, 11-dive event with fourth and sixth-place finishes for the Rambling Wreck. Burkhardt recorded a season-best score of 487.85, while McCarty tallied a season-best score of 442.25 on the three-meter board.

Competing in the ‘B’ finals for Tech in was sophomore Teemu Kettunen and freshman Alex Williams. Kettunen finished 12th in the 100 butterfly with a season-best time of 49.34. Williams posted a season-best time of 57.34 in the 100 breaststroke to finish 15th. Freshman Casey Arundel tallied a 21st-place finish for the Jackets in the 100 breast with a season-best time of 59.84.

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 www.ramblinwreck.com.

TEAM STANDINGS
1. Virginia – 558.5
2. Florida State – 361
3. North Carolina – 329.5
4. Clemson – 293
5. Georgia Tech – 266.5
6. NC State – 221.5
7. Maryland – 178
8. Duke – 109

-GT Swimming and Diving-

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