Minnesota Men, Host Women Win Georgia Invitational Team Titles

ATHENS, GA, December 6. MINNESOTA’S men outscored second place Florida State by over 350 points while Georgia likewise dominated the women’s competition, outpointing California by nearly 400.

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FINAL SCORES ::
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Men:
Minnesota, 1215.5
Florida State, 860.5
Georgia, 673
Harvard, 492
Michigan State, 275
Emory, 267
California (divers only), 60
Virginia Tech (divers only), 29

Women:
Georgia, 1288
California, 893
Minnesota, 597
Florida State, 472
Notre Dame, 272
Michigan State, 247
Emory, 90
Virginia Tech (divers only), 48

The final night featured a great race in the men’s 1650 between a couple of seniors, Harvard’s John Cole and Minnesota’s Justin Mortimer, with Cole getting the touch 15:11.05 to 15:12.79, both just off the “A” standard of 15:05.87.

Laura Conway, Georgia, didn’t have the same type of race but had a better individual result finishing over 15 seconds under the “A” cut in the women’s 1650 at 16:07.69, winning by nearly 40 seconds. Conway also swim 4:48.11 in the 500 on opening night.

The women’s 800 free relay on day two was the equal of the Cole-Mortimer 1650 race, with Cal edging Georgia 7:10.10 to 7:10.73, both “A” standards. Mary DeScenza lead off the Bulldogs with an automatic 200 free standard of 1:47.43 and had an anchor leg from Kara Lynn Joyce at 1:45.77 but even with those legs they were not able to surpass the consistent legs from the Golden Bears (Ashley Chandler, 1:48.15; Erin Reilly 1:46.60; Emily Silver, 1:48.62; Lauren Medina, 1:46.73).

Top swims from invitational included:

Mary DeScenza, Georgia 200 back 1:56.06
200 fly 1:56.37
100 fly :53.48
200 IM 2:00.70
Helen Silver, California 200 back 1:57.58
Emily Silver, California 100 free :49.69
50 free :22.93
Terry Silkaitis, Minnesota 100 free :43.27
Kara Lynn Joyce, Georgia 100 free :48.88LO
200 free 1:47.36
50 free :22.41
Erin Reilly, Cal 200 free 1:47.58
500 free 4:46.16
Lauren Medina, Cal 200 free 1:47.17
Lindsey Ertter, Georgia 100 breast 1:01.35
Anne Babicz, Cal 100 breast 1:01.77
Minnesota Men’s 4 x 100 free relay 2:54.86
University of Georgia Women 4 x 50 free relay 1:31.26
22.84; 22.84; 22.88; 22.70
Ashley Chandler, Cal 500 free 4:47.05
Elizabeth Hill, Georgia 500 free 4:46.08
Adam Mitchell, Minnesota 200 IM 1:46.59
Katie Yevak, Georgia 200 IM 2:00.94
Andrea Georoff, Georgia 50 free :22.93

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