Feb. 2, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --- Georgia's swimming and diving teams swept a double dual meet against Alabama and South Carolina on Saturday, giving Coach Jack Bauerle another milestone in his already-storied career.
The Bulldogs (7-3, 3-2 SEC) knocked off South Carolina 209-85 and Alabama 205-93, boosting Bauerle to his 200th and 201st victories at Georgia. The Lady Bulldogs (10-1, 5-1) topped Alabama 219-79 and South Carolina 203-96. Bauerle is now 201-87-1 in 30 years with the Bulldogs and 287-33-1 in 34 years piloting the Lady Bulldogs.
"To reach 200 wins with the men means so much to me," Bauerle said. "It's an accomplishment that I share with so many people, especially our swimmers and divers, coaching staff and support staff from throughout the years. There's no way my name is attached to something like this without those people, so I proudly share it with all of them.
"I thought the kids did a good job today. We raced hard. It was not spectacular, but it was very effective. I'm proud of them because they had a real sense of focus."
Ty Stewart and Chase Kalisz were double winners for the Bulldogs. Stewart claimed the 100 backstroke in 49.52 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:04.18. Kalisz won the 200 butterfly in 1:47.63 and the 200 individual medley in 1:47.26.
Other winners for the Bulldogs included Matt Ellis in the 50 freestyle (20.72), Jameson Hill in the 200 freestyle (1:38.79), Matias Koski in the 500 freestyle (4:28.06), Will Freeman in the 1,000 freestyle (9:11.63), Jared Markham in the 200 backstroke (1:49.06), Nic Fink in the 100 breaststroke (56.25), and Yousef Alaskari in the 100 butterfly (48.80).
Georgia won both relays. Luke Upchurch, Fink, Reynolds and Ellis claimed the 200 medley relay in 1:30.88, while Hill, Ellis, Reynolds and Koski won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:01.45.
Hali Flickinger paced the Lady Bulldogs with three wins: the 100 breaststroke in 56.06, the 100 butterfly in 55.63 and the 200 individual medley in 2:02.43. Double winners included Laura Ryan on 1-meter springboard (304.15) and 3-meter springboard (344.90) and Megan Romano in the 50 freestyle (23.02) and 200 freestyle (1:48.58).
Other winners for the Lady Bulldogs included Amber McDermott in the 500 freestyle (4:53.92), Jordan Mattern in the 1,000 freestyle, Annie Zhu in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.95) and Courtney Peters in the 200 butterfly (2:02.14).
The Lady Bulldogs also swept the relays. Kelsey Gaid, Zhu, Lauren Harrington and Jessica Graber took the 200 medley relay in 1:41.72, while Gaid, Brittany MacLean, Harrington and Romano stopped the clock in 3:23.59 to win the 400 freestyle relay.
Georgia's teams will return to action Feb. 19-23 in the SEC Championships in College Station, Texas.