Feb. 17, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech women’s swimming team is in a tie for eighth place overall after day one of the 2010 ACC Championships held Wednesday night at the Koury Natatorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The Jackets set a school-record in the 800-free relay, finishing sixth overall and placed ninth in the 200-medley relay.
“It’s exciting for us to get off to such a fast start,” swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “We’re very happy with our results tonight, but we have to get back to work tomorrow morning to keep our momentum rolling.”
Action got underway on the night in the 200-medley relay, as the Georgia Tech team of Jessie Mason, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang and Kate Riley hit the wall in a time of 1:43.00 to place ninth overall. The time in the 200-medley relay is the second best in the history of the program, as the team just missed the school record of 1:42.00.
In the second and final event of the evening, the 800-free relay, the Tech team of Agatha Kwasnik, Lexi Weber, Keren Siebner and Sarah Broadley set a new school-record in the event after finishing in 7:18.42 to finish sixth overall. The mark broke the previous school record of 7:20.11, which was set last season.
The time of 7:18.42 was good enough to earn an NCAA “B” Cut time, beating that mark by five seconds.
Action continues tomorrow in Chapel Hill, with finals beginning at 7 p.m. Events that will be swam on the evening include the 500-free, the 200-IM, the 50-free and the 200-free relay. One meter women’s diving will also be held tomorrow night.
“We’re going to be going against some tough competition in both the 500-free and the 200-IM, so we’re going to need some people to step up,” Shealy Hart continued. “In the 50-free, we’re going to be looking for some people to score some points for us with top-ten finishes.”
Fans are reminded that championship finals will be video-streamed on theACC.com Thursday-Saturday 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.