Nov. 11, 2011
AUBURN, Ala. --- The No. 1-ranked Georgia women's swimming and diving team remained undefeated with a 133-110 victory over No. 6 Auburn on Friday at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.
On the men's side, the No. 9 Bulldogs dropped a 156-87 decision to the No. 5 Tigers.
The Lady Bulldogs pushed their record to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the SEC. They won their 17th straight dual meet and improved to 50-1 in their last 51 competitions. The Bulldogs dropped to 2-1-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the SEC.
"I thought we were very, very good tonight," Georgia coach Jack Bauerle said. "The Auburn teams are deep and strong, and both of our teams got a real test. I thought our kids raced real hard and we had some spectacular swims. We've still got some work to do, but I see us getting better and better as the meets go by."
Wendy Trott and Melanie Margalis were double winners for the Lady Bulldogs. Trott won the 500 freestyle in 4:47.07 and the 1,000 freestyle in 9:38.88. Margalis took the 200 individual medley in 1:59.04 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:13.56.
The Lady Bulldogs also got wins from Megan Romano in the 200 freestyle (1:47.05), Kelsey Gaid in the 200 backstroke (1:56.94) and Lauren Harrington in the 200 butterfly (2:02.41).
Martin Grodzki won two events for the Bulldogs, claiming the 500 freestyle in 4:26.84 and the 1,000 freestyle in 9:07.69. Jameson Hill won the 200 freestyle in 1:37.54 and Nic Fink took the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:00.51.
Georgia will return to action on Wednesday against Emory at Gabrielsen Natatorium. The Lady Bulldogs will be aiming for their 76th straight win at home, which would match the all-time school record. The meet will start at 5 p.m. and admission is free.