MADISON, Wis. — The Georgia swimming and diving teams swept Wisconsin on Thursday at the UW Natatorium. The No. 4 Lady Bulldogs posted a 183-117 win over No. 12 Wisconsin and the No. 8 Bulldogs recorded a 168-127 decision over No. 25 Wisconsin. Both Georgia squads improved to 3-0 on the season.
“It was a job well done on both sides,” said Jack Bauerle, Georgia’s Tom Cousins Head Swimming and Diving Coach. “It was a real competitive meet with some great races. We picked up two wins against really good competition.”
Megan Kingsley, Danielle Della Torre and Courtney Harnish each posted two individual wins to pace the Lady Bulldogs. Kingsley swept the 100 and 200 butterfly races in 54.28 and 1:57.87, respectively. Della Torre took the breaststroke events, winning the 100 in 1:03.65 and the 200 in 2:18.89. Harnish claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:48.31 and the 500 freestyle in 4:45.72.
Olivia Ball won the 1-meter springboard with 291.38 points, Meg Finnon took the 1,000 freestyle in 9:56.15 and Kylie Stewart went 53.22 to claim the 100 backstroke. The 400 freestyle relay of Veronica Burchill, Stewart, Maddie Wallis and Harnish touched the wall first in 3:22.72.
James Guest and Jay Litherland both had two individual victories for the Bulldogs. Guest swept the breaststroke races with times of 55.34 in the 100 and 1:59.81 in the 200. Litherland stopped the clock in 1:47.40 in the 200 backstroke and had the meet’s fastest time (1:50.58) in the 200 individual medley.
Walker Higgins won the 200 freestyle in 1:38.25, Kevin Litherland placed first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:28.95 and Greg Reed took the 1,000 freestyle in 9:10.14. The Bulldogs swept the butterfly events as Camden Murphy went 47.54 in the 100 and Mick Litherland stopped the clock in 1:48.88 in the 200. Javier Acevedo was first in the 100 backstroke (48.87) and Charlie Clifton won the 3-meter springboard with 376.80 points. The 200 medley relay of Acevedo, Guest, Murphy and Mick Litherland was first in 1:30.27.
Georgia will continue its road trip today (Friday) with a 5:00 p.m. meet at Northwestern.