Pumputis Earns Second All-American Honor at NCAAs

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AUSTIN, Texas – Sophomore Caio Pumputis earned his 2d All-American honor on day three on the NCAA Championships, supporting lead nineteenth-ranked Georgia Tech guys’ swimming and diving to every other document-setting day on the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
The Yellow Jackets had been paced by using Pumputis and Rodrigo Correia at the day with Correia earned honorable mention All-American honors within the 100 again, completing 14th inside the preliminaries with a faculty-record time of 45.26.
Pumputis’ 6th-place finish within the one hundred breasts very last broke his personal faculty record with a fifty-one .38 to turn out to be the first Jacket for the reason that Gal Nevo in 2010 to grab top-eight performances in an unmarried season.
Christian Ferraro then smashed a hundred fly school report in his first-person race of NCAAs, swimming a blistering forty six.07 to interrupt Ben Southern’s 2017 document.

In the two hundred medley relay, the crew of Correia, Pumputis, Ferraro and Corben Miles swam a twenty fourth-excellent time of one:25.70. Georgia Tech senior diver Matt Casillas finished with the final score of 302.60 inside the 3-meter, finishing 35th.
With momentum on their aspect, Georgia Tech tries and deliver it into the very last day of Nationals on Saturday, March 30. Tech’s activities can be the 2 hundred again, 2 hundred breasts, two hundred fly and the platform diving event. Prelims start at eleven a.M. ET and finals begin at 7 p.M.

PETALING JAYA: Teenager Khiew Hoe Yean confirmed he is prepared to stake a claim for a place within the Philippines SEA Games in December after an outstanding outing in the MSSM (countrywide faculties) swimming championships in Ipoh.
The 17-12 months-old from Kuala Lumpur stored his excellent for remaining to rake in extra gold medals to signal out with an astounding general of 9 medals at the Tuanku Zara Aquatic Centre the day gone by.
He claimed his 7th character gold medal through triumphing the men’ Open 400m freestyle event in four:08.28.
Sarawak’s Hii Puong Wei got here in 2d in 4:sixteen.33 while Kuala Lumpur’s Zachary Lim completed 0.33 in 4:17.Sixty-one. Hoe Yean also swam the primary leg in Kuala Lumpur’s 4x100m freestyle relay prevailing quartet who completed in three:38.38.
The 9-medal haul over 5 days of competition earned Hoe Yean the Outstanding Male Swimmer award.
Hoe Yean came out tops in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 100m, and 200m freestyle and 400m individual medley. He was part of the triumphing KL quartet inside the 4x100m medley on Wednesday and got a silver in the 200m person medley.
Hoe Yean, who set meet information inside the 100m and 200m backstroke activities, said the Malaysian Open swimming championships in Bukit Jalil on the quit of the subsequent month could be his subsequent recognition.
“I am glad to swim fast in what is my closing MSSM meet. I need to maintain to improve on every occasion I pass for an opposition. The Malaysian Open will be my subsequent project and I wish to do well as it’s far a qualifying occasion for the December SEA Games. My puppy occasion is the backstroke, so hopefully, I can make the mark,” said Hoe Yean, a double gold medallist for KL in his debut Sukma (Malaysia Games) in Ipoh final year.
Sabah’s Loo Yie Bing, who bagged a complete of 8 gold medals within the 7-12 age-organization, picked up the Outstanding Female Swimmer award.
The 12-year-vintage, who’s coached through 1998 Asian Games 100m breaststroke bronze medallist Elvin Chia in Sandakan, broke meet information in the 50m and 100m freestyle activities.

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