Nov. 16, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia swimming and diving teams swept a dual meet against Division III power Emory on Friday at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
The No. 10 Bulldogs recorded a 114-83 victory to improve to 3-1, while the No. 2 Lady Bulldogs won 111-86 to move to 5-0. The Lady Bulldogs also extended their all-sports school record with their 81st straight home victory. Dating back to 1995, Georgia is 82-1 all-time in Gabrielsen Natatorium.
"I was really, really proud of our kids today," Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle said. "We moved some people around to get some different looks, and they really responded the way we hoped. They've done a super job with the training and we're right on track for where we want to be."
Matias Koski and Nic Fink were double winners for the Bulldogs. Koski went 4:27.26 to win the 500 freestyle and he posted a time of 8:59.81, the sixth-lowest in school history, in winning the 1,000 freestyle. In the 50 freestyle, Fink registered a time of 20.52 to take the top spot. He went 45.28 to claim the 100 freestyle.
Doug Reynolds stopped the clock in 1:41.38 to win the 200 freestyle. Anival Rodriguez took the 200 backstroke in 1:52.75. Derek Onken won the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:01.69. Ty Stewart went 2:02.98 for the meet's top time in the 200 breaststroke.
The Bulldogs kicked off the meet with a victory in the 400 medley relay. Stewart, Spencer Rowe, Alec Cohen and Jared Markham recorded a time of 3:23.41. Rodriguez, Koski, Rowe and Yousef Alaskari claimed the 200 freestyle relay in 1:24.12.
Megan Romano won twice for the Lady Bulldogs. Romano claimed the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.51 and the 200 backstroke in 2:01.90.
Chantal Van Landeghem went 23.18 to win the 50 freestyle. In the 100 freestyle, Olivia Boggs snared the top spot with a time of 51.43. Brittany MacLean posted a time of 4:53.35 to claim the 500 freestyle. Allison Schmitt paced the field in the 1,000 freestyle, stopping the clock in 9:52.92. Annie Zhu had the meet's fastest time in the 200 breaststroke as she went 2:12.57. Anna Neumeister posted the top time in the 200 butterfly, touching in 2:05.04. Melanie Margalis claimed the 400 individual medley, posting a time of 4:13.73.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the meet by winning the 400 medley relay. The team of Van Landeghem, Margalis, Maddie Locus and Shannon O'Malley went 3:48.01. Georgia closed with Shannon Vreeland, Locus, Courtney Peters and Van Landeghem taking the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.58.
The diving points were not counted in the meet, but Ansley Long (316.57) and Bobby Chambless (246.00) had the highest scores on 3-meter springboard and Laura Ryan (267.15) was best on platform.
The Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs will return to action Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in the Georgia Invitational. Georgia's next (and final) home dual meet will be Jan. 12 against Texas.