Georgia Tech Brings Home Collegiate Club Swimming National Title

Georgia Tech’s men’s and women’s club swim teams combined to win a national title at the 2018 College Club Swimming and Diving National Championships. Georgia Tech hosted the event at the McAuley Aquatic Center. The Tech Swim Club improved times across the board from the 2017 championships where they finished sixth overall.

Tech took first place in the women’s division, clearing the rest of the field by nearly 200 points. It was a commanding victory for a team that finished thirteenth the year before.

Tech’s men improved to third place from fifth in 2017. Combined, the two teams amassed 1157 points to outpace second place finisher and defending national champion University of Virginia and overcoming perennial powerhouse collegiate swim clubs like Florida, North Carolina, Stanford, and Penn State.

Tech’s squad broke nearly all of their own team records in every event they fielded at the meet.  Tech’s Lindsay Knapp, Makenna Laffey, Rebecca Durham, Ally Nastasi, Ellie Ridgeway, Olivia Fassett, Abbie Cochell, Michael Quillen, Mathias Zacarias, Derek Wu, and Brian Woodbury combined for 11 individual and relay national titles. Laffey, Ridgeway, Nastasi, Knapp, Durham, and Jake Grant added 8 more silver and bronze finishes on their way to the national championship.

 

National Champions:

Ellie Ridgeway, Makenna Laffey, Abbie Cochell, Lindsay Knapp - 800 Freestyle Relay, 7:58.18

Mathias Zacarias, Michael Quillen, Brian Woodbury, Derek Wu - 800 Freestyle Relay, 6:55.05

Ally Nastasi - 400 IM, 4:36.10 (College Club Swimming Record)

Rebecca Durham - 200 Backstroke, 2:06.57 (College Club Swimming Record, Meet Record)

Lindsay Knapp - 500 Freestyle, 5:11.77 (College Club Swimming Record)

Rebecca Durham, Olivia Fassett, Ellie Ridgeway, Lindsay Knapp - 400 Medley Relay, 3:58.66 (College Club Swimming Record, Meet Record)

Ally Nastasi - 1000 Freestyle, 10:51.90 (College Club Swimming Record)

Rebecca Durham, Olivia Fassett, Ellie Ridgeway, Lindsay Knapp - 200 Medley Relay, 1:50.39

Ellie Ridgeway - 200 Individual Medley, 2:11.13 (College Club Swimming Record)

Rebecca Durham - 100 Backstroke, 57.76 (College Club Swimming Record, Meet Record)

Brian Woodbury - 100 Individual Medley, 51.36 (College Club Swimming Record)

Runners-Up:

Ellie Ridgeway - 200 Butterfly, 2:09.05

Ally Nastasi - 500 Freestyle, 5:17.44

Makenna Laffey - 1000 Freestyle, 11:01.97

Ellie Ridgeway - 50 Butterfly, 25.92

Lindsay Knapp - 200 Freestyle, 1:55.84

Ellie Ridgeway, Rebecca Durham, Ally Nastasi, Lindsay Knapp - 400 Freestyle Relay, 3:36.95

Rebecca Durham, Ellie Ridgeway, Ally Nastasi, Lindsay Knapp - 200 Freestyle Relay, 1:39.78

Third Place:

Makenna Laffey - 200 Backstroke, 2:10.03

Mathias Zacarias - 200 Butterfly, 1:53.11

Jake Grant - 1000 Freestyle, 10:00.69

Ally Nastasi - 200 Freestyle, 1:57.91

Top-Ten Finishes:

Brian Woodbury, Derek Wu, Mathias Zacarias, Mike Kurtz - 4th, 400 Medley Relay, 3:26.30

Olivia Fassett - 4th, 200 Individual Medley, 2:13.17

Brian Woodbury - 4th, 100 Backstroke, 49.56

Ellie Ridgeway - 4th, 100 Butterfly, 57.55

Abbie Cochell - 5th, 200 Breaststroke, 2:30.53

Carson Fregosi - 5th, 1000 Freestyle, 10:03.59

Brian Woodbury, Derek Wu, Mathias Zacarias, Eddie Cochell - 5th, 400 Medley Relay, 1:34.00

Lindsay Knapp - 5th, 100 Freestyle, 53.50

Mathias Zacarias, Ben Radak, Mathias Zacarias, Brian Woodbury - 5th, 200 Freestyle Relay, 1:25.80

Brian Woodbury, Michael Quillen, Mike Kurtz, Mathias Zacarias - 6th, 400 Freestyle Relay, 3:08.71

Olivia Fassett - 6th, 200 Breaststroke, 2:30.68

Jake Grant - 6th, 500 Freestyle, 4:49.35

Rebecca Durham - 6th, 100 Freestyle, 53.82

Brian Woodbury - 7th, 50 Butterfly, 23.06

Rebecca Durham - 7th, 100 Butterfly, 58.81

Carson Fregosi - 8th, 500 Freestyle, 4:49.58

Lindsay Knapp - 8th, 50 Butterfly, 26.55

Michael Quillen - 9th, 500 Freestyle, 4:50.12

Derek Wu - 10th, 50 Breaststroke, 26.99

 

Full results from 2018 Collegiate Club Swimming & Diving Championships

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