Feb. 19, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech women’s swimming team is in ninth place overall after the third day of the 2010 ACC Championships held Friday night at the Koury Natatorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The Jackets set their third school record in as many days, as sophomore Jordan Evans set a new program mark in the 100-fly.
The first event of note for Georgia Tech on the night was the 100-fly, in which Evans hit the wall in 54.70 during the finals to finish 11th overall. Evans broke the old school mark set by teammate Christine Chuang last season, which was 55.12.
Ironically, Chuang broke her own mark in the event during the finals, finishing in 54.85 to place first in the “C” portion of the event and 17th overall. Chuang now holds the second and third fastest times in school history in the event.
Next up in the 200-free, senior Agatha Kwasnik hit the wall in 1:49.11 in the finals to finish 15th overall and earn the Jackets their first NCAA “B” Cut of the night. Kwasnik led a group of Yellow Jacket swimmers who qualified for the finals. Sarah Broadley finished right behind Kwasnik in 18th with a time of 1:49.44 , while freshman Alexis Weber placed 20th overall after hitting the wall in 1:49.81 in the finals.
In the 100-breast, Lisa Pucci put up career-best marks in both preliminaries and finals (1:03.06 and 1:03.21) to finish 12th overall, while junior Hen Pauker finished 20th overall after hitting the wall in 1:04.44 in the finals. April Dickerson rounded out the Tech finishers in the event with a 23rd place finish after finishing in a time of 1:06.15 in the finals.
Next in the 100-back, Heidi Hatteberg led the way with an 18th place finish after hitting the wall in 55.25 in the finals. The mark was not only a career-best for the sophomore, but was also the second NCAA “B” cut of the night for the Yellow Jackets. In other action in the event, Ryann Kopacka finished in 55.86 to place 19th, Morgan Trickett finished 20th in 55.92 and Jessie Mason placed 21st with a time 56.08 in the finals.
Next in diving, senior Hannah Krimm had an impressive performance in the finals, finishing fourth overall with a 308.50 effort. In the men’s three-meter dive, freshman Brandon Makinson placed 11th overall with a 334.05 effort.
In the final event of the evening, the 400-free relay, the team of Hatteberg, Pucci, Evans, Kwasnik finished ninth overall with a time of 3:44.23.
Action concludes tomorrow at the ACC Championships with the 1650-free, 200-back, 100-free, 200-breast, 200-fly and 400-free relay. Also, the men’s and women’s platform dives will be contested.
Fans are reminded that championship finals will be video-streamed on theACC.com 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.