GT Invitational Session III Recap

Dec. 1, 2012

THE FLATS - Georgia Tech's men posted a pair of NCAA `B' cut times, and are well positioned for Saturday night's finals as action continued at the 2012 GT Invitational as the GT Aquatic Center this morning. The men are in second place after Friday night, while the women sit fourth.


Saturday's finals session begins at 6 p.m., and admission is free. Live coverage is available at with live scoring and video.

Nico van Duijn posted an B-cut time in the 100 fly this morning (47.56), and is seeded first to lead four Jackets in the Championship final. Also qualifying to the A-final are Eric Chiu (48.26), Mark Sarman (48.76) and Bo Hatchett (49.90).

Matthew Vaughan put down an NCAA `B' cut in the 100 breast, also will also pace four Yellow Jackets that will appear in tonight's championship final. He was clocked in 54.91 and is seeded first, followed by Ryan Salmon (57.20), Anton Lagerqvist (56.59) and Ricky Lehner (56.60).

The 100 back prelims saw Andrew Kosic posted the prelim's fastest time of 48.52, and is one of three Tech swimmers that qualified for the A-final along with Hatchett (49.34) and Nick Colletti (50.16). The 100 back B-final includes Wilson Wei (50.90), Kristopher Bryant (51.50) and Jacob Johnson (52.65).



Andrew Chetcuti is one of three Jackets headed to tonight's 200 free A-final with his time of 1:40.05, and he'll be joined by Mats Westergren (1:40.84) and Michael Hart (1:41.73), while Zach Tillman (1:41.74) and Colin Schouten (1:43.03) swim the B-final.

Rounding out the action tonight for Tech will be Michael Kenny (4:00.48) and Andreas Nilsson (4:05.39) in the championship final of the 400 IM.

For the women, three Jackets qualified for the A-final of the 200 free, paced by Hailey White's prelim this morning of 1:50.43. She'll be joined by Erika Staskevicius (1:50.76) and Lexi Weber (1:50.86).

The 400 IM is set with Catherine Fore (4:32.72) and Kate Woolbright (4:26.42) in the A-final, while Jacyln Rohal (4:33.77) and Frederique Lefebvre (4:35.98) clinched spots in the B-final

Kate Brandus (56.55) is headed to the A-final of the 100 fly, Catherine Richards (1:04.18) in the 100 breast and Kate Riley in the 100 back (58.13) will also swim tonight's A-finals.

The two relays being contested tonight are the 800 free relay and the 200 medley relay.