NCAA Contenders Produce Sizzling Times Over Weekend

By Lauren Sampl

BOULDER, Colorado, November 13. SOME of the top teams in the NCAA faced off this weekend, with plenty of season-best times and NCAA B-cuts to boot. Here are several highlights from this weekend of racing.

Conference rivals Auburn and Georgia battled it out in Auburn, Alabama on Friday night. The Auburn men won by a score of 156-87 and the Georgia women earned victory by a final tally of 133-110.

Karl Krug, James Disney-May and Kyle Owens all posted impressive times for the Auburn men. Krug sprinted to victory in the 50 free in 20.08, Disney-May posted a 44.13 to win the 100 free and Owens stopped the clock in 1:48.29 to take the 200 IM. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace also had a strong meet for the Tiger women, racing to times of 22.31 in the 50 free and 48.32 in the 100 free.

Wendy Trott led the way for the Georgia women, taking home titles in the 1000 free (9:38.88) and 500 free (4:44.07). Megan Romano (200 free, 1:47.05), Melanie Margalis (200 IM, 1:59.04) and Kelsey Gaid (200 back, 1:56.94) also contributed key wins for the Lady Bulldogs.

Martin Grodzki was the lone double-winner for the Georgia men, out-racing the field in both the 1000 free (9:07.69) and 500 free (4:26.84).

Another heated battle took place in the desert on Friday as the Wildcats of Arizona took on the Southern California Trojans. The USC women and Arizona men emerged with wins.

Katinka Hosszu was victorious in three events for USC, posting times of 1:46.15 in the 200 free, 1:57.76 in the 200 back and 4:12.97 in the 400 IM. Teammate Haley Anderson added two wins for the Trojan women, touching first in the 1000 free (9:52.57) and 500 free (4:46.70).

Vladimir Morozov (100 free, 44.21) and Dimitri Colupaev (200 free, 1:36.83) picked up wins for the USC men.

Margo Geer posted winning times of 22.57 (50 free) and 48.84 (100 free) to lead the Wildcat women.

Cory Chitwood earned two wins (200 back, 1:42.79; 400 IM, 3:50.96) for the Arizona men. Wildcat teammates Mitchell Friedemann (100 back, 47.69), Kevin Cordes (100 back, 53.79), Kelley Wyman (50 free, 19.92), Carl Mickelson (200 breast, 1:56.92), Matt Barber (500 free, 4:27.13) and Giles Smith (100 fly, 47.90) posted lightning quick times en route to wins.

For more college dual meet results, check out the College Channel.