Georgia Tech swimming and diving’s Matt Casillas finishes fourth in men’s platform dive
Megan Young (100 back), Iris Wang (200 free) break school records on Friday night
Two season-best performances in relays; Matt Casillas finishes 10th in 3-meter diving
Georgia Tech women’s swimming & diving and the men’s diving portion of the ACC Championships are set for this week in Greensboro, N.C.
Georgia Tech swimming and diving swept the Emory Eagles in dual meet action on Saturday at the McAuley Aquatic Center
2016-17 (Junior): Provided depth in a number of events for the Jackets on the season, competing in the 50 free, 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly events ... Set a new career-best mark of 24.37 in the 50 free at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet ... Recorded the fifth-fastest time for the team in the 100 breast (1:11.74) and the sixth-best time in the 100 back (56.97) ... Also posted the seventh-best mark for Tech on the year in the 200 back (2:05.69) and the ninth-best time in the 100 fly (58.30) ... Took third-place overall in the 50 back (27.04) in the half-double meet versus Georgia Southern ... Finished seventh overall in the 100 back (58.79) and eighth in the 200 back (2:08.90) versus Notre Dame ... Posted an eighth-place finish in the 100 back (1:00.06) in the double-dual meet at Boston College and Pitt ... Swam for the Jackets in the 50 free (24.68), 100 back (56.97), 200 back (2:05.69) and 100 fly (58.30) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Also competed in the 50 free (24.37), 100 back (57.01), 200 back (2:07.92), 100 breast (1:11.74) and 100 fly (58.62) events at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Continued to be a versatile performer for the Jackets, swimming six events on the year, including the 50 free, 100 free, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly ... Added depth to the freestyle, butterfly and backstroke lineups for Tech ... Posted a career-best 50 free time of 24.49 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
2014-15 (Freshman): Versatile performer that swam five different events as a freshman ... Posted two of her season-best times at the ACC Championships, placing 40th in the 100 back (56.65) and 32nd in the 200 back (2:03.38) ... Other three top times came at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 50 free (24.67), 100 fly (57.13) and 100 free (55.63).
Before Tech: Finished second at the GHSA State Championships in the 100 back ... Earned all-America and all-state honors in 2012 ... Was a three-time all-county selection ... Holds Etowah's school records in four individual events and two relays ... A scholar-athlete and a member of the honor roll in high school.
Personal: Full name is Megan Elizabeth Young ... Born September 15, 1995 in Franklin, Tenn. ... Daughter of James and Sheri Young ... Father wrestled at Minnesota State ... Has three siblings in Jacob, Joseph and Jonathan ... Most memorable athletic achievement was competing at the Junior Nationals in Irvine, Calif. ... Chose Tech because of the great swim program, its academic rigor and the proximity to home ... Majoring in biology.
|Young's Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)|
|50 Free||24.30||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|100 Free||55.63||2014 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|100 Back||53.24||2018 ACC Championships|
|200 Back||1:58.63||2018 ACC Championships|
|100 Fly||55.39||2018 ACC Championships|