Georgia’s Swimmers And Divers Defeat Tech And Emory

By: UGA Sports Communications
By: UGA Sports Communications

Atlanta, GA - The Georgia swimming and diving teams swept Georgia Tech and Emory on Wednesday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

The Bulldogs improved to 2-2 overall by topping Georgia Tech 137-95 and Emory 154-81. The Lady Bulldogs stayed undefeated at 4-0 with a 137-98 decision over Georgia Tech and a 155-80 victory over Emory.

“I was very pleased with the way we competed,” said Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle, who improved to 20-0 overall against the Georgia Tech squads. “Even though we were a little tired, we swam hard. This was a beneficial meet for us as we were able to take a look at some people in some different places. This will really help us out as we go forward and make some decisions.”

Will Freeman won twice to lead the Bulldogs. Freeman took the 1,000 freestyle in 9:13.51 and the 500 freestyle in 4:32.92.

The Bulldogs opened Wednesday’s meet by claiming the 400 medley relay. The team of Matt Bartlett, Bill Cregar, Doug Reynolds and Martin Kata stopped the clock in 3:23.56.

Jameson Hill won the 200 freestyle in 1:40.26. Michael Arnold claimed the 50 freestyle in 20.57. Cregar claimed the 400 individual medley with a time of 3:57.42. Reynolds won the 100 butterfly in 49.54. Kevin Frankenfeld took the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.83. Mark Dylla touched in 50.57 to win the 100 backstroke.

In the women’s meet, Allison Schmitt and Melanie Margalis each won twice. Schmitt won the 1,000 freestyle in 10:02.87 and the 100 butterfly in 56.46. Margalis took the 400 individual medley in 4:12.97 and the 100 freestyle in 50.52.

Kristen Shickora, Sara Nicponski, Margalis and Courtney Monsees made up the victorious 400 medley relay team, touching in 3:49.01.

Other winners for the Lady Bulldogs were Chelsea Nauta in the 200 freestyle (1:49.02), Lauren English in the 50 freestyle (23.63), Shickora in the 100 backstroke (56.67) and Ann-Perry Blank on the 3-meter springboard (280.10 points).

Georgia is idle until the Georgia Invitational Dec. 3-5 at Gabrielsen Natatorium.

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