Swimming and Diving: Georgia Sweeps Emory

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Swimming and Diving: Georgia Sweeps Emory

Meg Kingsley swims the 200 yard backstroke - Georgia vs. Emory – February 3, 2018
Meg Kingsley swims the 200 yard backstroke – Georgia vs. Emory – February 3, 2018

 
 
The Georgia swimming and diving teams completed the dual meet portion of their schedule on Saturday by sweeping Emory at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
 
 
The No. 6 Lady Bulldogs posted a 173-94 decision to improve to 9-0, marking their 15th undefeated regular season under Jack Bauerle, Georgia’s Tom Cousins Swimming and Diving Head Coach. Georgia’s seniors ended their careers 37-1-1. The No. 9 Bulldogs moved to 7-1-1 with a 164-121 victory. The Bulldog seniors wound up 30-5-1 in their tenure. Bauerle improved to a perfect 44-0 in his career against Emory.
 
 
Next up for Georgia will be the SEC Championships Feb. 14-18 at Texas A&M.
 
 
“I was very pleased with how we did today,” Bauerle said. “In fact, we were exceptional for this time of year. We’re in a good spot heading into the conference meet now. We’re ready to go.”
 
 

Georgia vs. Emory – February 3, 2018
Georgia vs. Emory – February 3, 2018

 
 
Anna McKenzie, Kylie Stewart, and McKensi Austin were double winners for the Lady Bulldogs. McKenzie swept the breaststroke events in 1:02.83 and 2:14.45. Stewart took the 50 freestyle in 23.20 and the 200 individual medley in 2:01.24. Austin claimed both springboards, winning the 1-meter with 296.93 points and the 3-meter with 356.18 points.
 
 
The Lady Bulldogs swept the remaining freestyle events with Meaghan Raab in the 100 (50.51), Sandra Scott in the 200 (1:47.68), Meg Finnon in the 500 (4:48.36), and Courtney Harnish in the 1,650 (16:18.54).
 
 
The backstroke races went to Maddie Wallis (54.27 in the 100) and Chelsea Britt (1:57.66 in the 200). Veronica Burchill claimed the 100 butterfly in 54.29 and Megan Kingsley won the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:55.83. Jordyn Gulle reached the wall in 4:25.25 to take the top spot in the 400 individual medley.
 
 

Meg Kingsley - 200 yard backstroke – Georgia vs. Emory – February 3, 2018
Meg Kingsley – 200 yard backstroke – Georgia vs. Emory – February 3, 2018
 
 
Sammie Burchill, Danielle Della Torre, Kingsley, and Wallis won the 200 medley relay in 1:43.38. The 400 freestyle crown went to Wallis, Scott, Della Torre, and Jordan Stout with a time of 3:24.64.
 
 
Aidan Burns won three events to pace the Bulldogs. He claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:36.73, the 200 backstroke in 1:51.77, and the 400 individual medley in 3:56.11. Gunnar Bentz, Yousef Said, and Ian Forlini picked up wins apiece for the Bulldogs. Bentz took the 200 butterfly in 1:42.51 and the 200 individual medley in 1:44.91. Said won the 100 freestyle in 45.36 and the 100 backstroke in 47.63. Forlini went 354.53 on 1-meter and 373.50 on 3-meter to sweep the boards.
 
 
Kevin Miller claimed the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:22.54 and Walker Higgins touched in 9:11.74 to win the 1,000 freestyle. The Bulldogs swept the breaststroke, with Jackson Ford going 55.07 in the 100 and James Guest posting a 1:53.46 in the 200. Powell Brooks won the 100 butterfly with a time of 48.86.
 
 
Said, Colin Monaghan, Blake Atmore, and Javier Acevedo won the 200 medley with a time of 1:30And more.06. Teagan Cheney, Kevin Litherland, Mick Litherland, and Dalton Vaux touched first in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:01.91.​
 
 
 
 

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