Georgia Tops Wisconsin For Second Sweep Of The Season

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Oct. 5, 2013

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ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia swimming teams topped Wisconsin for their second win and sweep of the season on Saturday, concluding a two-day meet in Gabrielsen Natatorium. The Bulldogs outscored Wisconsin 179-139, while the Lady Bulldogs finished with a final tally of 182-136.

The Lady Bulldogs extended to 84 their consecutive wins at home, a streak that dates back to 1995.

Nicolas Fink was a double winner for the Bulldogs on Saturday. Fink's time of 44.98 gave him the win in the 100 freestyle. He also had the top time in the 100 breaststroke, clocking in at 56.16. 

In the 400 individual medley, Chase Kalisz touched the wall at 3:48.39, earning his second NCAA provisional qualifying time of the weekend. Will Freeman won the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:32.41. Ty Stewart took first with a 49.46 in the 100 backstroke. Doug Reynolds posted a top time of 48.84 in the 200 butterfly. The team of Fink, Michael Trice, Jameson Hill and Reynolds placed first in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:01.18.

Amber McDermott also picked up two wins. She earned two B cuts, touching in first with times of 16:22.80 in the 1,650 freestyle and 4:17.70 in the 400 individual medley. Runner-up Annie Zhu also recorded a B-cut time of 4:19.31 in the 400 individual medley.

Olivia Smoliga finished first with a 46.41 in the 100 backstroke. Emily Cameron posted a top time of 1:03.78 in the 100 breaststroke. Smoliga, Melanie Margalis, Lauren Harrington and Chantal Van Landeghem won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:43.58. 

"Overall, I thought we had two pretty good days," Georgia coach Jack Bauerle said. "Our kids have been training hard, and the results showed up this weekend. We're getting better every day. We've just got to keep working hard and stay focused on what we're doing."

Georgia will host instate rival Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The meet will take place at Gabrielsen Natatorium and admission is free.

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