ACC Swimming Weekly Honors: Joe Turk, McKenzie Campbell Earn Awards

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Senior Joe Turk has been named ACC Swimming athlete of the week after his unbeaten showing at the Ohio State Winter Invitational. Competing in the last meet of his collegiate career, Turk placed first in all four of his events.

To kick off the weekend, Turk won the 200 IM finals race after narrowly missed the top spot in prelims, second only to Tristan Lin from Johns Hopkins (1:49.61). In finals, he made his move up to win the event, overtaking Lin by almost two seconds and touching the wall in 1:47.67.
To end the first night, the men’s team of Turk, JP Becker, Charles Korndorffer and Alec DeLong won the men’s 400 Medley Relay with a 3:17.18.
On Saturday, Turk added onto his success from the first day, claiming the top preliminary time in the men’s 400 IM (3:53.78). In finals, he shaved three seconds off, turning in a win (3:50.71- B Cut).
In Sunday morning races, Turk noted the top time coming out of prelims with a 1:47.72 in the men’s 200 Back. He held onto the top spot in the event in finals, touching the wall in 1:46.01 for his third individual win of the weekend, and fourth overall win.

“Joe Turk finished off his senior career very well,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Litzinger said. “We’re very proud of all of our seniors, and Joe had an exceptional meet.”

The honor marks the 11th time a Notre Dame student-athlete has earned the Performer of the Week title this season.

Georgia Tech freshman McKenzie Campbell was named ACC Swimming women’s athlete of the week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Campbell, who has been one of the Tech’s best fly swimmers this season, earned the honor after finishing the 100 fly at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in a personal-best time of 54.85. It was the fastest 100 fly time on the team this season, and is tied for seventh on the program’s all-time list.

A native of Greensboro, N.C., Campbell finished first in the 200 fly three times this season, and has earned 11 top-3 finishes overall.

The Georgia Tech women are preparing for the ACC Swimming Championships in Greensboro, N.C., which runs Feb. 19-22. The men will compete the following weekend, Feb. 26-29.

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