NCAA Div. I Men: Georgia Beats Georgia Tech, 151-85 -- January 26, 2002

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 25. THE 13th-ranked Georgia mens swimming and diving team won 10 of the first 11 events to top Georgia Tech 151-85 Friday night at Gabrielsen Natatorium. The Bulldogs improve to 3-3 on the year and have won 36 straight meets against the Yellow Jackets.

"The kids did a great job," said head coach Jack Bauerle. "This was a great win for our team. Robert (Margalis) got us going in the 1,000. We were a lot faster tonight than we were two weeks ago against Texas, and we are going to have to be faster tomorrow (against Tennessee) if we want this to be a (close) meet.

"Tech brought the best out of us tonight," added Bauerle. "I think they were a little flatter than expected. They also have two meets this weekend."

In the second event of the night, freshman Robert Margalis posted a season-best time of 9:10.79 to win the 1,000-yard freestyle. Scot Davis finished third (9:24.48), while Miguel Mendoza finished fourth

Nicolas Kintz led a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a winning time of 1:40.87, followed by Brandon Cover in second (1:42.01) and Peter Osborn in third (1:43.78).

Georgia claimed the top two spots in the 50-yard freestyle as senior Jason Gagnon finished first with a winning time of 21.01, while freshman Scott Gardner placed second with a season-best time of 21.13.

Despite having one relay team disqualified, the Bulldogs took first and third in the 400-yard medley relay. The foursome of Peter Osborn, Matt DuBois, Brian Scannell and David Fleischman touched the wall first in 3:22.81.

Randy Lam kept the victories coming with a first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley. Margalis took second, while Brent McAuliffe finished third. Lam picked up his second win of the night with a
first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:50.26. Scannell took third in 1:51.07.

Marc Lindsay clocked in a season-best 1:46.74 in the 200-yard backstroke, followed by Osborn in third (1:50.56). Matt Brado and Gardner teamed for a 1-2 finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Brado touched the wall in 45.71, while Gardner registered a season-best 46.78 for second place.
"Randy did a great job, and Robert did too,' offered Bauerle. "Lindsay had a nice backstroke."

In the diving well, freshman Todd Avery tallied 321.52 points to win he 3-meter diving event. Kris Daugherty took second, followed by Colby Carter in third. The Bulldogs again posted the three highest scores in he 1-meter, this time Daugherty took top honors followed by Avery in second.

Georgia will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 26, as the Bulldogs face SEC foe Tennessee in the final dual meet of the year. Action begins at 1 p.m.

"(Tomorrow) there are 13 events and if we win seven, then we have a hance. If we win six, we dont,"said Bauerle. "Tennessee is a great team. Thats why they are ranked No. 4 in the country."

Final Score:
Georgia 151
Georgia Tech 85


2002 Georgia vs. Georgia Tech Dual

400-yard medley relay
1. UGA B (Osborn, DuBois, Scannell, Fleischman), 3:22.81. 2. GT A (Salzar, Tsuji, Laitala, Hersko), 3:22.99. 3. UGA C (Underhill, Wingo, Mahaney, Bloom), x3:24.92. 4. GT B (Oliver, Foster, Eden, Forbes), 3:26.06. 5. UGA A (Lindsay, Salyards, Gagnon, Brado), DQ.

1,000-yard freestyle
1. Robert Margalis (UGA), 9:10.79. 2. Shilo Ayalon (GT), 9:15.72. 3. Scot Davis (UGA), 9:24.48. 4. Miguel Mendoza (UGA), 9:27.82. 5. Leo Salinas (GT), 9:31.81.

200-yard freestyle
1. Nicolas Kintz (UGA), 1:40.87. 2. Brandon Cover (UGA), 1:42.01. 3. Peter Osborn (UGA), 1:43.78. 4. Itai Eden (GT), 1:43.89. 5. Josh Hersko (GT), 1:44.46 6. Mark Maier (GT), 1:44.58.

50-yard freestyle
1. Jason Gagnon (UGA), 21.01. 2. Scott Gardner (UGA), 21.13. 3. Mike Comer (GT), 21.42. 4. David Fleischman (UGA), 21.44. 5. Brendan Forbes (GT), 21.61. 6. Jeremy Raines (GT), 21.74. 7. Robbie Foster (GT), x22.09. 8. Jason Bloom (UGA), x22.25.

200-yard individual medley
1. Randy Lam (UGA), 1:50.33. 2. Robert Margalis (UGA), 1:50.93. 3. Brent McAuliffe (UGA), 1:51.54. 4. David Laitala (GT), 1:51.78. 5. Chris Maurer (UGA), x1:55.31. 6. Carl Nylander (GT), 1:56.84. 7. Brian
Scannell (UGA), x1:57.44. 8. Chris Biedrzycki (GT), 1:57.57. 9. Matt DuBois (UGA), x2:03.00.

3-meter diving
1. Todd Avery (UGA), 321.52. 2. Kris Daugherty (UGA), 317.84. 3. Colby Carter (UGA), 276.67. 4. Paul McCarty (GT), 231.67.

200-yard butterfly
1. Randy Lam (UGA), 1:50.26. 2. Brady Skaggs (GT), 1:50.37. 3. Brian Scannell (UGA), 1:51.07. 4. Itai Eden (GT), 1:52.27. 5. James Salazar (GT), 1:54.03. 6. Scot Davis (UGA), 1:54.20. 7. Brandon Cover (UGA), x1:54.51.

100-yard freestyle
1. Matt Brado (UGA), 45.71. 2. Scott Gardner (UGA), 46.78. 3. Josh Hersko (GT), 47.32. 4. Brendan Forbes (GT), 47.75. 5. Mark Maier (GT), 48.40.

200-yard backstroke
1. Marc Lindsay (UGA), 1:46.74. 2. David Laitala (GT), 1:50.10. 3. Peter Osborn (UGA), 1:50.56. 4. Colin Underhill (UGA), 1:52.26. 5. Jorge Oliver (GT), 1:53. 81. 6. Matt Figh (GT), 1:56.62.

500-yard freestyle
1. Shilo Ayalon (GT), 4:29.45. 2. Andrew Mahaney (UGA), 4:29.81. 3. Leo Salinas (GT), 4:35.08. 4. Miguel Mendoza (UGA), 4:37.13. 5. Eddy Oliver (GT), 4:39.58.

1-meter diving
1. Kris Daugherty (UGA), 332.70. 2. Todd Avery (UGA), 320.02. 3. Colby Carter (UGA), 287.62. 4. Paul McCarty (GT), 284.70.

200-yard breaststroke
1. Tomonori (GT), 2:01.80. 2. Robbie Foster (GT), 2:07.21. 3. Chris Biedrzycki (GT), 2:09.46. 4. Carl Nylander (GT), x2:12.49. 6. Kyle Salyards (UGA), x2:01.28. 7. Justin Wingo (UGA), x2:03.97. 8. Chris
Maurer (UGA), x2:05.96.

400-yard freestyle relay
1. GT A (Oliver, Comer, Maier, Salinas), 3:09.27. 2. GT B (Figh, Raines, Skaggs, Ayalon), 3:19.53. 3. UGA A (Brado, Lindsay, Gagnon, Kintz), x3:07.24. 4. UGA B (Fleischman, Gardner, Lam, Bloom),x3:08.04.