Luca Urlando Repeats, Joined by Georgia Mate Zoie Hartman in SEC Weekly Honors

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Luca Urlando; Photo Courtesy: Chamberlain Smith / Georgia Athletics

Luca Urlando Repeats, Joined by Georgia Mate Zoie Hartman in SEC Weekly Honors

Georgia’s Luca Urlando has been named the SEC men’s swimmer of the week for the second consecutive time, as the conference released its SEC Weekly Honors for Week 4 on Tuesday.

Urlando is joined by teammate Zoie Hartman as the women’s swimmer of the week. Abby McCulloh, last week’s women’s co-swimmer of the week, is the freshman of the week this year.

Florida produced both divers of the week, with Leonardo Garcia and Elizabeth Perez representing the men and women, respectively. South Carolina’s Michael Laitarovsky is the men’s freshman of the week.

Urlando continued his dominance. The sophomore set the top time in the nation in three individual events in a setback to Florida. Urlando went 1:42.09 to win the 200 butterfly, then posted a 45.61 100 butterfly. He added a time of 1:45.12 in the 200 IM. All three are NCAA B cuts. He also led off the Georgia 200 medley relay with a split of 19.89 seconds.

Garcia supplied the Gators with huge points on the boards. The junior from Colombia won the 1-meter event with a tally of 330.90, then prevailed on 3-meter at 394.65. Florida won the meet by a 180-120 score.

Laitarovsky helped the Gamecocks to a 141-121 win over Queens. The native of Natanya, Israel, won the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.61 seconds. He also led off South Carolina’s winning 400 medley relay.

Hartman helped the Bulldogs nearly get past Florida in a 153-147 setback. The junior from Danville, Calif., did her bit, winning the 100 breaststroke and 200 breast. She also set a season-best time in the 200 IM to win in 1:59.27, the eighth-fastest time in the nation. Hartmann added a breaststroke leg on the winning 200 medley relay.

Perez won both springboard events for the Gators, including her highest score of the season on 3-meter with 340.05 points. The senior from Venezuela added a tally of 315.83 points on 1-meter.

McCulloh continued her stellar start to college life by winning the 500 free against Florida. Her time of 4:45.38 is the fourth-fastest in the nation. She finished second in the 1,000 free.