Feb. 18, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Georgia Tech swimming team is in 11th place after day one of the ACC Championships held Wednesday night at the Eppley Recreation Center on the campus of the University of Maryland. Tech set a school record in the 200-medley relay, but was disqualified in the 800-free relay for a stroke infraction. There were just two events on opening night.
“The night started off great with another school record, but then we had a tough break,” head coach Stu Wilson said. It [the disqualification] was an unfortunate circumstance, but this is why we have four-day meets. The ladies need to put this behind them and fight back. Tomorrow is another day and I am looking for some strong swims”
The evening began with a school record as the 200-medley relay team of Jessie Mason, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang and Keren Siebner finished in a time of 1:42.64, good for ninth place. That was about a half-second better than the previous record set earlier this season at the U.S. Short Course Nationals.
In the second and final event of the night, the 800-free relay, the Jackets were disqualified for a stroke violation.
The ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships run through Saturday, Feb. 21, on the campus of the University of Maryland. Free live streaming video is available through ACC Select. Live results and full recaps each day are available at www.ramblinwreck.com. Thursday’s full day of competition includes the 500-free, 200 IM, 50-free, men’s three-meter diving, women’s one-meter diving and the 200-free relay.
Friday’s action features the 400-IM, 100-fly, 200-free, 100-breast, 100-back, men’s one-meter diving, women’s three-meter diving and the 400-medley relay. The championship concludes Saturday with the 200-back, 100-free, 200-breast, 200-fly, 400-free relay and both men’s and women’s diving. Preliminaries begin each day at 11:00 a.m., while the finals will take place at 7:00 p.m. each night.
The men’s championships will be next weekend, also in College Park, Md.