Virginia Takes Early Lead at ACC Men's Swimming and Diving Championship
Feb. 25, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, MD. – Virginia took the early lead in the first night of the ACC Men's Swimming and Diving Championship. The Cavaliers secured a dominating, ten-second victory in the 800 free relay while Georgia Tech set a new ACC record in the 200 medley relay. After two events, Virginia leads in the team competition with 74 points followed by Georgia Tech (72) and Florida State (66).
The Yellow Jackets took first place in the 200 Medley Relay with an ACC record time of 1:26.00 to open the Championship. The NCAA “B” cut time eclipsed the previous record by nearly a second. Virginia finished second (1:26.12) and Florida State took third place (1:26.14) in the event. All three teams on the podium broke the meet record while the top six teams earned NCAA Consideration times. Georgia Tech's time ranks as the seventh fastest time this season in the relay.
Virginia demolished the Conference record in the 800 free relay with a time of 6:15.02. The mark was the fastest in the NCAA this season. Florida State clocked in for second place (6:25.11), followed by Georgia Tech (6:25.30). Virginia's NCAA “A” cut was the first posted this season by any school this year. The Cavaliers bested the ACC record by over seven seconds
The ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships will continue on Thursday with a full day of action. Preliminary rounds begin at 11 a.m., followed by swimming finals start at 7 p.m. Live video streaming of the finals will start at 7:00 p.m. on ACC Select. For more information, please visit www.ACCSelect.com.