March 2, 2008
ATLANTA – Sophomore Tom Recko and junior Rachel Regone have put in Olympic Trial qualifying times at the Georgia Tech Long Course Invitational. The two are eligible to compete for a spot on the United States Olympic team at the Olympic Team trials in Omaha, NE from June 29- July 6.
Regone notched a 26.11 in the 50 free, besting the 26.38 she posted in late 2007. The cut-off is 26.39 and only a hanful of swimmers from around the nation have made the cut. Regone was the runner-up in the ACC championships 50 free, but was on the ACC Record-setting 200 free relay group.
Recko is a first-time qualifier. The sophomore from Wakefield, MA swam a 2:04.50 in the 200 back, well under the 2:04.99 cut-off point. Recko finished fifth in the 200 back at the ACC Championships on Saturday, March 1.
The two will now prepare and train before heading to Omaha to try out for the Olympic Squad. Regone will also compete in the 200 free relay, 100 free, and 50 free for the Tigers at the NCAA Championships in March.
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