The No. 6-ranked Georgia women’s swimming and diving team remained undefeated on the season with a 182-119 victory over No. 20 Florida on Friday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Natatorium.
The Lady Bulldogs improved to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the SEC. Georgia’s women are undefeated in their last 22 conference meets with a 21-0-1 mark dating back to 2013. The Bulldogs slipped to 4-1 and 0-1.
Megan Kingsley, Meaghan Raab, Veronica Burchill and Courtney Harnish each won twice for the Lady Bulldogs. Kingsley swept the butterfly races, winning the 100 in 54.00 and the 200 in 1:57.85. Raab took the 200 breaststroke in 2:15.44 and the 200 individual medley in 2:00.51. Burchill went 23.19 to win the 50 freestyle and 48.99 to win the 100 freestyle. Harnish claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:46.76 and the 500 freestyle in 4:46.43.
Stephanie Peters won the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:49.76, Caitlin Casazza touched in 1:03.34 to claim the 100 breaststroke and Kylie Stewart finished first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:56.28.
The 400 freestyle relay of Burchill, Stewart, Maddie Wallis and Raab took top honors in 3:21.87.
In the men’s meet, No. 3 Florida posted a 179-121 decision over the 12th-ranked Bulldogs.
Charlie Clifton, James Guest and Javier Acevedo were double winners for the Bulldogs. Clifton swept the springboards, winning the 1-meter with 352.58 points and the 3-meter with 335.03 points. Guest claimed each breaststroke race, taking the 100 in 54.86 and the 200 in 1:59.51. Acevedo reached the wall in 47.33 to win the 100 backstroke and won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:44.17.
“Florida’s women kept it close at the start, and our women got together and reorganized and were able to win everything down the stretch,” said Harvey Humphries, Georgia’s Senior Associate Head Coach. “It was good to see how they reacted positively to a little adversity at the beginning of the meet. Our men raced Florida pretty closely. It was a well-contested meet. No one likes to lose, but we were proud of our guys for racing and showing up against one of the best teams in the country. No one backed down and they raced hard all the way through the meet. All in all, it was a pretty good day for Georgia.”
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Georgia will return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. against Georgia Tech at Gabrielsen Natatorium.