ATHENS, GA.- Topping the eighth-ranked Wolverines by a score of 135-108, Georgia’s No. 6 men’s swimming and diving squad improved to 3-0 on the season after Saturday evening’s performance at the Gabrielsen Natatorium.
“Michigan’s a great team,” said Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle. “They work hard all year long, and that made this a tough meet. We had terrific swims on both sides tonight, and we’re extremely proud of our guys. We continue to race tough each time we come out. Nothing is going to come easy for this team, but we’re hard-nosed and we fight for it.”
Pivotal to Georgia’s success, the Bulldogs tripled in the 50-yard free, thanks to the speed of junior Chris Murray, senior Atiba Wade and freshman Jason Gagnon. The Bulldogs again showed sprinting prowess with a sweep of the top three positions in the 100-yard free with Wade and Murray paced the field followed closely by newcomer Nicholas Kintz. Georgia closed a “hat-trick” triple in the ninth event of the evening, posting the top three spots in the 200-yard back with Yoav Gath, Marc Lindsay and Kris Babylon leading the way.
The Bulldogs added victories in both the 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard free relay. Kris Babylon secured a first-place showing in the 200-yard IM.