Leah Smith Dominates 1650 On Final Day Of Georgia Invite

May 15, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Leah Smith swims the 200 LC Meter Freestyle during the finals at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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Virginia’s Leah Smith made sure to make her mark early on day three of the University of Georgia Fall Invitational. She posted a time of 15:39.56 in the 1650-yard freestyle, 13 seconds under the NCAA ‘A’ time standard.

California’s Nick Norman won the men’s event in 14:52.66. He won by nearly six seconds over Georgia’s Matias Koski.

Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew continued her strong meet in the 200-yard backstroke. She posted a time of 1:49.63, an ‘A’ time standard by nearly two seconds. California’s Ryan Murphy dominated the men’s event. He posted a time of 1:38.35, an ‘A’ time standard. He won by a half second over teammate Jacob Pebley.

Olivia Smoliga of Georgia won the women’s 100-yard freestyle, earning an ‘A’ time standard. She posted a time of 47.69. In the men’s event, Auburn’s Peter Holoda won in 42.45.

In the women’s 200-yard breaststroke, Auburn’s Annie Lazor won with a time of 2:08.47. California’s Josh Prenot won the men’s event, posting an ‘A’ time standard of 1:51.75.

Georgia’s Hali Flickinger earned an ‘A’ time standard in the 200-yard butterfly. She touched the wall in 1:52.82. The Bulldogs also won the men’s event. Pace Clark brought home the victory with an ‘A’ time standard of 1:40.66.

Georgia dominated the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay. The Bulldog team of Smoliga, Meaghan Raab, Brittany MacLean and Flickinger posted a time of 3:13.46, an ‘A’ time standard. Smoliga led the way with a 47.90 on the first leg of the relay. The Bulldogs won by over a second over second place Virginia.

California won the men’s relay with an ‘A’ time standard of 2:50.72. The team consisted of Long Gutierrez, Murphy, Justin Lynch and Andrew Seliskar. Murphy led the way with a 42.20 split. Auburn finished in second place.

Saturday was the third and final day of the invitational. Georgia finished first in men’s team points, and Virginia was first on the women’s side.

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