The Georgia women’s swimming and diving team began the 2017 portion of its schedule by defeating Arkansas’ women 180.5-113.5 on Thursday afternoon in Gabrielsen Natatorium.
“This was an important meet for us coming out of Christmas training,” Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle said. “I was pleased with the focus and intensity that I saw today. We’ve got some really important meets coming up and we need to carry this momentum into those.”
Led by Olivia Smoliga, Stephanie Peters, Emily Cameron and Megan Kingsley, the No. 3 Lady Bulldogs (5-0, 3-0 SEC) won every single race.
Smoliga posted wins in the 100-yard backstroke (55.61) and the 100-yard freestyle (50.86), while Cameron won both the breaststroke events, taking the 100- in 1:03.55 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:15.81.
Peters was also a double winner, finishing the 500- freestyle in 4:47.59 and the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:50.12. Megan Kingsley took the top spot in both butterfly events, stopping the clock in 53.99 in the 100- and 1:57.88 in the 200-yard butterfly.
In other results from Thursday, Kelly Thatcher placed 10th on the women’s platform with a score of 219.30 at the Tennessee Diving Invitational in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Lady Bulldogs added to their NCAA swimming and diving record 103 consecutive dual or tri meets at Gabrielsen Natatorium dating back to the 1995 season. The Lady Bulldogs also are undefeated in their last 39 dual meets overall (38-0-1) and in their last 20 SEC meets (19-0-1) dating back to 2013.