Mid-distance Michigan Still In Front at Georgia Invite

Michigan's Siobhan Haughey and Catie DeLoof. Photo Courtesy: Dan D'Addona

By Dan D’Addona.

The University of Michigan women’s swim team used its mid-distance freestyle dominance to continue to lead at the Georgia Fall Invitational.

After Saturday’s second day, the Wolverines have 670.5 points to lead Cal (601.5), Georgia (552), Virginia (389.5), UCLA (85), Harvard (81.5) and Auburn (42), with the final three teams competing in just diving.

Michigan got some big points in a loaded 200 freestyle, going 1-2 behind Siobhan Haughey (1:41.83), an NCAA “A” cut, and Gabby DeLoof (1:43.66), a “B” cut. Catie took seventh for the Wolverines (1:45.26). Georgia’s Meghan Raab was third (1:43.85), Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil was fourth (1:44.41), Georgia’s Courtney Harnish was fifth (1:44.47) and Virginia’s Jenn Marrkand was sixth (1:44.92).

The Wolverines used that depth in the 200 to win the 800 freestyle relay with Rose Bi, Haughey, Catie DeLoof and Gabby DeLoof winning in 6:55.43 — four seconds ahead of Cal.

Michigan’s Miranda Tucker won the 100 breaststroke (59.98).

In a loaded 100 backstroke, Georgia’s Kylie Stewart won in an NCAA “B “ cut time of 51.61 — just one hundredths of a second faster than Cal’s Amy Bilquist (51.62). Michigan’s Clara Smiddy (52.79) and Taylor Garcia (53.01) went 3-4. All were “B” cuts.

Cal’s Noemie Thomas (50.77) and Katie McLaughlin (51.78) went 1-2 in the 100 butterfly.

Bilquist, Weitzeil, Thomas and McLaughlin won the 200 medley relay in 1:35.04, ahead of Georgia (1:36.73), Michigan (1:37.52) and Virginia (1:37.77).

Cal’s Sarah Darcel won the 400 IM (4:06.58) ahead of Michigan’s Bi (4:10.58).

Auburn’s Alison Maillard won 3-meter diving with 324.80 points ahead of Michigan’s Nikki Canale (315.90).

In the men’s meet, Cal has 670 points to lead Michigan (639), Georgia (479), Auburn (469), Virginia (241) and Harvard (80).

Cal’s Matthew Josa won the 100 butterfly (45.28) going 1-2 with Justin Lynch (45.51).

Cal’s Daniel Carr, Connor Hoppe, Lynch and Ryan Hoffer won the 200 medley relay in 1:23.44, ahead of Cal’s B team (1:24.83) and Michigan (1:25.12).

Auburn’s Hugo Gonzalez won the 200 IM (3:39.28) ahead of Georgia’s Jay Litherland (3:39.96). Auburn’s Pete Turnham won 1-meter diving with 355.75 points ahead of Harvard’s Bobby Ross (336.10).

Michigan’s Felix Auboeck won the 200 freestyle (1:33.69), well ahead of runner-up Zach Apple of Auburn (1:35.23). Michigan’s Jacob Montague won the 100 breaststroke (52.43), head of Hoppe (52.84).

Cal’s Michael Thomas, Andrew Seliskar, Zheng Quah and Michael Jensen won the 800 free relay (6:16.08) ahead of Michigan (6:21.66).

1 comment

  1. Thomas Inwood

    Go get em – GO BLUE!!!