Feb. 18, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech women’s swimming team is in ninth place overall after the second day of the 2010 ACC Championships held Thursday night at the Koury Natatorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The Jackets set their second school record of the Championships in the 200-free relay on the night, after setting a new school record in the 800-free relay yesterday.
“It’s exciting to break another school record in a relay” swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “Again, there is still a lot of work we have to do. We’ll be ready to go back at it tomorrow morning.”
Things got underway on the night with the finals of the 500-free, in which Georgia Tech’s Heidi Hatteberg hit the wall in an NCAA “B” Cut time of 4:50.77 to finish first in the “C” finals and 17th overall. The mark was a career-best for Hatteberg and is the fifth fastest time in school history.
In other action in the 500-free, Sarah Broadley finished 21st overall with a time of 4:54.60 ( a career-high for the sophomore), while teammate Taylor Flynn finished right behind her teammate in 22nd after hitting the wall in 4:55.38.
Next up in the 200 IM, sophomore Jordan Evans was the Jackets’ top finisher in 16th with a time of 2:04.43 in the finals. Evans qualified for the finals with an impressive mark of 2:02.47, which was a career-best and the second fastest time in school history in the event.
Freshman Morgan Trickett was the Jacket’s next top finisher in 22nd with a time of 2:04.04. Trickett qualified for the finals with a time of 2:03.92 in prelims.
Next in the finals of the 50-free, senior Agatha Kwasnik placed 15th overall after posting a time of 23.41 in the finals. Kwasnik qualified for the finals with a mark of 23.11 in preliminaries, which was just off the school-record time she set last season (22.88).
Tech’s other finalist in the 50 was sophomore Jessie Mason, who finished 22nd after hitting the wall in 23.41 in the finals. Mason qualified for the finals after posting a time of 23.40 in the prelims.
Up next in the women’s one-meter dive, senior Hannah Krimm failed to qualify for the finals, but still finished 12h overall after posting a mark of 246.00.
In the final event of the evening, the 200-free relay, Tech made school history, as the team of Mason, Kwasnik, Alexis Weber and Kate Riley finished in 1:33.00 to place ninth overall. The time breaks the old school record in the event (1:33.16) which was set last season
Action continues tomorrow at the ACC Championships with the 400-IM, 100-fly, 200-free, 100-breast, 100-back, the women’s three-meter dive and the men’s one-meter dive.
Fans are reminded that championship finals will be video-streamed on theACC.com Friday-Saturday at 7-9 p.m. All championship information can be found at http://www.theacc.com/championships/10-sd-championship.html.
A recap and full results of the day’s action will also be available at RamblinWreck.com once competition wraps up.