Jake Magahey and Georgia Cruise to Wins Over South Carolina

Jake Magahey -- Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

Jake Magahey and Georgia Cruise to Wins Over South Carolina

Following some impressive efforts in a pair of dual meet wins over North Carolina Friday, the Georgia Bulldogs returned to racing Saturday when they hosted the South Carolina Gamecocks. Georgia again won both meets, with scores of 167-125 on the women’s side and 175-114 on the men’s. For Georgia’s men, sophomore Jake Magahey won two events for the second straight day, this time in the 1000 free and 500 free, while the Bulldog women’s team got two individual wins from fifth-year swimmers Gabi Fa’amausili and Danielle Della Torre.

Read the full press release from Georgia below:

Following a season-opening victory over North Carolina Friday, the University of Georgia swimming and diving team completed its Carolina doubleheader with a sweep of South Carolina Saturday afternoon at Gabrielsen Natatorium.

In the men’s meet, Georgia topped South Carolina, 175-114, while the Bulldog women prevailed over the Gamecocks by a 167-125 margin. Overall, the Bulldogs won 23 combined events in the meet.

Sophomore Jake Magahey was again dominant in the distance events, winning the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:24.97 after posting a 9:02.78 in the 1,000 freestyle. In other freestyle events, juniors Dillon Downing, Zach Hils and Bradley Dunham each earned a victory. The Bulldogs notched B-cut times in both backstroke events with sophomore Luca Urlando tallying a 46.32 in the 100 and Ian Grum dropping a 1:44.44 in the 200. Senior Andrew Abruzzo also grabbed a B-cut in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:45.72, while posting the top 200 IM time of 1:48.47 in exhibition.

In the 100 breaststroke, senior Harrison Wayner prevailed with a mark of 55.66, while sophomore Connor Haigh earned his first career win in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:02.50. Sophomore Wesley Ng won for the second-straight day with a winning time of 48.05 in the 100 butterfly. Wayner and Ng joined Urlando and Downing to post a first-place time of 1:27.65 in the opening 200 medley relay.

On the women’s side, Georgia displayed its strong depth as nine different swimmers earned a win. Senior Gabi Fa’amausili swept the sprint events with times of 22.78 and 50.01, respectively. Fellow fifth-year Danielle Della Torre also posted the top time in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM, although the IM was an exhibition event. Freshman Abby McCulloh impressed again in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:48.39, while fellow rookies Dune Coetzee (500 free), Eboni McCarty (100 back) and Mia Abruzzo (200 fly) all earned wins, with Abruzzo joining her brother Andrew in a sibling sweep of the fly. In other events, junior Zoie Hartman earned a B-cut in the 100 breaststroke, Sloane Reinstein took the 200 freestyle, and senior Callie Dickinson won the 100 butterfly.

At the diving well, sophomore Meghan Wenzel placed second in the 3-meter with a mark of 251.70, followed shortly behind by Tally Brown (247.50) and Ellie Crump (247.43). In the men’s 1-meter, freshman Nolan Lewis again posted the Bulldogs’ top mark with a third-place score of 293.93.

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