Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will open up the 2017-18 regular season next Friday at home versus Pittsburgh at 3 p.m.
Before Tech: Swam for three years at the Maryknoll School in Hawai'i ... Was named the MVP in 2016-17 for Pac5 Swimming ... Led his Maryknoll School team to a first-place finish at the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Championships and a second-place showing at the Hawai'i State Championships in 2017 ... Finished second in both the 100 yard free (45.47) and the 200 yard free (1:41.60) free events at the 2017 state championship meet ... Touched the wall in first-place in the 200 yard free (1:37.93) at the 2017 Speedo Sectionals in March ... Also posted a fifth-place finish in the 100 yard free, a seventh-place showing in the 200 yard IM and an eighth-place finish in the 50 yard free at the 2017 Speedo Sectionals event ... Competed at the 2016 Winter Junior Nationals event ... Also earned the most points overall for his team at the 2015 Hawai'i State Championships as a junior ... Named a USA Swimming scholastic all-American ... Was a member of the Principal's List.
Personal: Full name is Qian Zhi, but he goes by Albert ... Son of Xuhua Zhi and Huisen Zheng ... Was born on Jan. 11, 1999 in Xiamen, Fujian, China ... Has also lived in Shanghai, China and in Honolulu, Hawai'i ... Chose Tech because he felt connected to the school and the swim team, it has a great engineering program and he liked the location of the campus ... Plans to major in aerospace engineering.
|Zhi's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|100 Free||46.15||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|200 Free||1:40.94||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|* relay split (s)|