ACC Friday Recap: Georgia Over UNC, Georgia Tech Beats Pitt

Georgia Tech's Caio Pumputis -- Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

In the first intra-ACC dual meet of the season, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took care of business against Pittsburgh at home. The GT women won 183.5 to 116.5, and the men took the meet by a score of 168 to 132.

Iris Wang was the star of the day for the Georgia Tech women, winning the 200 free (1:48.69), 50 free (23.15) and 100 free (50.05) before leading off the meet-ending and victorious 400 free relay for the Jackets.

Junior teammate Laura Branton won both the 200 fly (2:03.34) and 100 fly (55.34) and was also a part of the meet-opening and, again, victorious, 200 medley relay. Cami Hidalgo swept one-meter (300.90) and three-meter (301.13) diving.

For Pitt’s women, junior Amanda Richey comfortably won both the 1000 (10:05.48) and 500 free (4:57.52), and teammate Lina Rathsack swept the 100 (1:03.26) and 200 breast (2:16.19).

In the men’s meet, Georgia Tech had a quartet of double winners: Roderigo Correia in the 100 back (48.20) and 100 free (44.49), freshman Christian Ferraro in the 200 fly (1:47.14) and 100 fly (48.47), fellow freshman Caio Pumputis in the 200 breast (1:58.34) and 200 IM (1:49.11) and diver Matt Casillas on one-meter (343.50) and three-meter (305.63).

Pitt’s Aaron Sett, meanwhile, provided the Panthers’ highlight of the meet with wins in the 1000 (9:15.92) and 500 free (4:33.46).

Check out event-by-event results from the meet here.

North Carolina at Georgia

For the fourth consecutive season, North Carolina opened up against Georgia and was swept. The Tar Heel women fell by a score of 172 to 109, and the men went down 183 to 98.

UNC’s team of Caroline BaldwinCaroline HauderEmma Cole and Maddie Smith won the 200 medley relay to open the meet in 1:39.98, but that would be the team’s only relay win of the day. Baldwin added wins in the 50 (22.20) and 100 free (48.50), and Hauder, a freshman, won the 100 (1:01.57) and 200 breast (2:16.79) in her first collegiate dual meet. Maria Lohman won both diving events (294.45 on one-meter, 323.63 on three-meter).

On the men’s side, North Carolina took a win in the 50 free with James Casey touching out the Bulldogs’ Camden Murphy, 20.94 to 20.97. UNC freshman Alvin James won the 100 fly in 48.33. Sean Burston was the only double-winner for UNC, winning both diving events (376.20 on one-meter, 378.53 on three-meter).

Results are available here.

Dennis Stark Relays: Louisville at Notre Dame

Prior to a conventional Saturday dual meet between the two teams, the Cardinals faced the Irish in a relay meet. Cardinals junior Mallory Comerford got her junior season started with some impressive performances, including a 52.96 100 fly lead-off leg and anchor splits of 1:44.79 on the 800 free relay and 48.17 in the 400 free relay.

For the Louisville men, Nick Albiero joined new teammates Carlos ClaverieZach Harting and Andrej Barna to record a strong time of 3:15.91 in the men’s 400 medley relay.

Live results available here.

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer. A contributor to Swimming World since 2009, he has covered NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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