Iris Wang breaks her own 200 free school record; Camryn Hidalgo wins 3-meter dive
Ilgenfritz, Williamson set school records in 500 free
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech swimming set a number of new career best times on the day
Georgia Tech swimming posted a total of 10 NCAA ‘B’ cut times on Saturday
2016-17 (Freshman): Closed out his first year with the Jackets with career-best marks in the 100 free (46.05) and 200 free (1:38.96) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet ... Also turned in a career-best time of 4:35.59 in the 500 free at the GT Invitational ... Recorded the fifth-fastest time for Tech in the 200 free (1:38.96), the seventh-best mark in the 500 free (4:35.59) and the 10th-best time in the 100 free (46.05) ... Also part of the 800 free relay team that turned in the second-fastest time of the year for the Jackets at 6:37.40 ... Picked up a fifth-place finish in the 200 free (1:43.57) in the double-dual meet with BC and Pitt ... Also posted a sixth-place finish in the 200 free (1:43.90) versus Notre Dame and in the 500 free (4:47.70) versus Cincinnati and FAU ... Turned in a pair of seventh-place finishes in the 200 free (1:45.39) and 500 free (4:54.22) in the dual meet against Georgia.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years at Carroll Senior High School for coach Kevin Murphy ... Was a team captain his senior year ... Helped lead his team to four straight 6A Texas state team titles ... Was a three-time all-American in the 400 free relay ... Also a two-time high school all-American in the 200 free and the 200 free relay ... Set a new Texas state record at the 2016 Texas State Championships in the 400-yard free relay finals with a time of 2:59.69, besting the previous record of 3:02.03 which his same relay unit set in the prelims at the same meet ... A member of the honor roll.
Personal: Full name is Austin James Whalen ... Born on March 17, 1998 ... Son of Dave and Michelle Whalen ... Has a younger sister named Natalie ... Father graduated from Georgia Tech in 1986 ... Began swimming at the young age of three ... List his most memorable non-athletic accomplishment as getting into Georgia Tech ... Chose Tech because of academics, swimming and the opportunities after graduation ... Plans to major in business with a concentration in accounting.
|Whalen's Career Top Times (11/30/17)|
|100 Free||46.05||Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)|
|200 Free||1:38.96||Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)|
|500 Free||4:34.24||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|