The Georgia swimming and diving teams dunked the competition on Saturday Gabrielsen Natatorium, sweeping Emory to conclude the dual meet portion of their season.
Following a ceremony recognizing the senior swimmers, divers and managers, the No. 3-ranked Lady Bulldogs (8-1, 4-0) outscored the Lady Eagles 194-99 while the No. 4 Bulldogs (7-1, 3-0) beat the Eagles 175-107.
“I was pleased with our competitive nature today,” Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle said. “We shook some things up and the kids responded positively. SECs will be here before we know it and this helps us make some decisions. It was a great way for the seniors to wrap things up.”
Senior Rachel Zilinskas won the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle in 4:56.63 and 9:58.49, respectively, while Caitlin Casazza won both the 200-yard butterfly (2:00.62) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.92). Chelsea Britt also took home wins in the 100-yard backstroke (54.71) and the 100-yard butterfly (54.08).
Senior Chantal Van Landeghem won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.15. Sandra Scott finished first in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.80 and Katherine Aikins took the 50-yard freestyle in 23.50. Meryn McCann took the 200-yard backstroke in 1:58.73. Meaghan Raab won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.48. Olivia Ball won the 3-meter springboard with a score of 326.33. Megan Kingsley placed first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.45. Allison Greene won the 1-meter springboard with a score of 285.83.
Britt, Raab, Kingsley and Aikins combined for the first win of the meet, stopping the clock in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.19. Van Landeghem, Zilinskas, Emily Cameron and Kimberlee John-Williams won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:35.04.
For the Bulldogs, senior Taylor Dale earned two individual wins, taking the 50-yard freestyle in 20.16 and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:45.89. Kevin Miller also posted two wins, finishing first in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:29.00 and the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:12.13. James Guest won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:00.23 and the 200-yard individual medley in 1:52.83.
Senior Chase Kalisz won the 100-yard backstroke in 48.83. Kevin Litherland took the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.93. Alex BeMiller posted a time of 44.93 to win the 100-yard freestyle and Mick Litherland claimed first in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.33. Mick Litherland placed first in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:47.96. Charlie Clifton posted a score of 389.40 to win the 1-meter springboard and Ian Forlini posted the top score on the 3-meter springboard (372.38).
Dale, Kalisz, Pace Clark and Chris Powell won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:27.83.
Georgia’s squads will compete in the SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 14-18, followed by the NCAA Zone Diving and NCAA Championships in March.
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