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.”
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.
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.