March 22, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- The Georgia women will have 10 swimmers and two relays in action Friday night in the finals of the NCAA Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium.
Georgia enters the second of the three-day competition in first place with 163 points. Tennessee is second with 150.5, followed by Arizona with 127 and California with 102.
The Lady Bulldogs placed six in the 200-yard freestyle, led by No. 1 Allison Schmitt, No. 2 Shannon Vreeland and No. 4 Megan Romano in the championship final. Schmitt is the two-time NCAA champion in the event, while Romano claimed the crown last year. Kelsey Gaid, Brittany MacLean and Jordan Mattern advanced to the consolation final.
The Lady Bulldogs will have entries in the 800-yard freestyle and the 200-yard medley relays tonight as well. Seeded first in the event, Georgia lowered its own American record in the 800-yard freestyle relay at last month's SEC Championships.
The finals will begin at 7 p.m.