Georgia Finishes Dual Meet Season With Win Against Emory

Georgia's Zoie Hartman -- Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Georgia Finishes Dual Meet Season With Win Against Emory

The Georgia swimming and diving teams welcomed Division III power Emory to Athens Saturday for a final dual meet of the 2023-24 season and emerged with two victories, the Bulldog women defeating the Eagles 189-101 while the men won 181-90.

The women kicked off the meet with Millie SansomeZoie HartmanOlivia Smith and Jillian Barczyk winning the 200 medley relay in 1:41.84 before Shea Furse topped the 1650 freestyle in 16:37.49. Hartman claimed a win in the 200 free (1:47.15), and Eboni McCarty got to the wall first in the 100 backstroke (54.25), followed by Elizabeth Isakson winning the 100 breaststroke (1:03.80).

Julianna Stephens captured first in the 50 free (22.86), while Hartman got her second win of the day in the 100 free (50.24). Helena Jones was the only swimmer to break 2:00 in the 200 back (1:58.80), and Olivia Dellatorre won the 200 breast (2:17.83). Abby McCulloh continued her strong season in the longer freestyle races with a win in the 500 free (4:46.89), and Smith came out on top in the 100 fly (55.80).

Michelle Cummo finished first in 3-meter diving (296.70) while teammate Meghan Wenzel won on 1-meter (318.98). Sloane Reinstein easily won the 200 IM for the Bulldogs in 2:03.78, and McCarty, Jones, Bri Roberson and Stephens secured a 1:31.33 victory in the 200 free relay.

Emory got its only win when Sarah Daly overtook the Bulldogs’ McCulloh down the back end of the 200 butterfly, with Daly coming in eight tenths ahead at 2:02.83.

The Georgia men opened with a 200 medley relay win courtesy of Wesley NgConnor HaighMiles Simon and Jake Magahey, with the mid-distance standout impressing with his 19.52 anchor split on the way to a final time of 1:26.23. Magahey also clocked a swift mark of 1:32.80 to win the 200 free. Tristan Denbrok got the win in the 1650 free (15:28.78), and Aaron Seymour won a tight 100 back (46.85).

Simon came from behind to touch out Emory’s Jake Meyer to win the 100 breast, 54.03 to 54.08, and Bradley Dunham dominated the 200 fly (1:44.95). Dunham would later add a win in the 100 fly (46.34). Cooper Clark led the way in the 100 free (43.99) before Ian Grum shined in the 200 back with a final time of 1:41.66. Jackson Bates held on for a win in the 200 breast (2:01.50), and Tomas Koski took the win in the 500 free (4:16.10).

Rhett Hopkins won 1-meter diving (384.30), and teammate Matthew Bray won the 3-meter event (336.08). Zach Hils cruised in the 400 IM (3:46.31), and the team of Dunham, Dillon Downing, Simon and Reese Branzell closed things out with a 1:18.89 victory in the 200 free relay.

The Eagles’ Nick Goudie was the winner of the 50 free in 20.12, but as with the Emory women, that was the only victory of the day.


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