Courtney Harnish Celebrates Senior Day with Three Wins; Georgia Sweeps South Carolina

Courtney Harnish
Courtney Harnish; Photo Courtesy: Georgia Athletics

Led by three wins from senior Courtney Harnish on Senior Day, Georgia swept South Carolina in a pair of meets on Saturday. The No. 3 women claimed a 184-116 win over the Gamecocks, while the No. 2 men eased to a 179.5-103.5 victory.

Harnish was one of the 17 members of the Georgia men’s and women’s teams swimming for the final time at Gabrielsen Natatorium. Five would win events against South Carolina.

Harnish led the way. She won the 100 freestyle in 49.45 seconds, the 100 backstroke (54.33) and 100 butterfly (53.33) in a stirring display of versatility.

Fellow seniors Olivia Anderson (1,000 freestyle) and Sammie Burchill (400 individual medley) also got wins.

Maxime Parker won the 50 and 200 free for Georgia and swam a leg on the victorious 400 free relay. Tally Brown won both diving events. Zoie Hartman won the 100 breaststroke and was on the free relay.

South Carolina rallied in the middle of the meet, Mari Kraus leading a 1-2 finish with Erynn Black in the 200 back and Taylor Steele winning the 200 breast and finishing second in the 100 breast (in 1:01.03, fifth-fastest in South Carolina history).

The Gamecocks had started the meet strong by winning the medley relay in 1:40.27, the foursome of Bella Pantano, Steele, Janie Smith and Emma Walker posting the fourth-fastest time in program history.

On the men’s side, senior Jack Dalmolin came out on top in both breaststroke events. Senior diver Zach Allen also swept his two events, and Greg Reed won the 1,000 free to represent the elder statesmen.

Jake Magahey picked up three wins, taking first in the 50, 200 and 500 free (ceding the 100 for Zach Hils to win). Andrew Abruzzo won the 200 fly and 400 IM.

Magahey’s win in the 50 was a tie, at 20.53 seconds, with South Carolina’s AJ Ross, the Gamecocks’ only win of the day.