Feb. 20, 2008
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Women’s Swimming Team is in ninth place after the first day of the ACC Championships held tonight at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Only two events were held tonight and the Georgia Tech team of Agatha Kwasnik, Taylor Flynn, Elizabeth Stowe and Jing Li set a new school record for the 800-free relay by finishing in 7:24.03.
“We had a great relay swim tonight,” said head coach Stu Wilson. “This is a good way to start the weekend and I look forward to some excellent swims in the next few days.”
Only two events were held tonight, the first day of competition. Up first was the 200-yard medley relay and Virginia Tech won the event in 1:40.17, a new Georgia Tech Aquatic Center record. The Tech team of Ryann Kopacka, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang and Katherine Locker placed 10th in a time of 1:45.25.
The second and final event of the might was the 800-yard free relay and it was a record-setting night for Virginia. They won in 7:09.12 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship and break an ACC record.
The ACC Women’s Swimming Championship runs through Saturday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, while both the men’s and women’s diving championships go from Thursday to Saturday. Admission is free, but fans that can’t make it can follow live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com. Live video streaming of each night’s finals will be available via ACC Select. Prelims begin each day at 11:00 AM with diving finals set to begin at 5:15 PM and swimming finals at 7:00 PM.
Thursday’s events include men’s three-meter diving, women’s one-meter diving, the 500-free, 200-IM, 50-free and 200-free relay.