Ryan Murphy Has A Big Day At Georgia Invite

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Finals at day two of the University of Georgia Fall Invitational started off with a bang.

Virginia’s women’s 200-yard medley relay posted the fastest time in the country. The Cavalier team of backstroker Courtney Bartholomew, breaststroker Laura Simon, butterflier Ellen Thomas and freestyler Caitlin Cooper posted a time of 1:35.69, easily under the NCAA ‘A’ time standard.

Auburn won the men’s relay. The Tigers’ relay of backstroker Kyle Darmody, breaststroker Michael Duderstadt, butterflier Arthur Mendes and freestyler Peter Holada posted an ‘A’ time standard with a time of 1:24.56.

Georgia’s Emily Cameron won the first individual event of the day: the women’s 400-yard medley relay. Cameron posted a time of 4:05.91. Jay Litherland made the event a sweep for the Bulldogs, winning the men’s event with an ‘A’ time standard of 3:38.68.

Georgia’s roll continued in the women’s 100-yard butterfly. Kylie Stewart won the event for the Bulldogs with a time of 52.60. California’s Justin Lynch won the men’s event with an ‘A’ time standard of 45.66.

Virginia’s Leah Smith earned a victory in the 200-yard freestyle. She posted a time of 1:43.97. Auburn’s Hugo Morris brought home the win in the men’s race with a time of 1:34.56.

Simon won her second race of the day in the 100-yard breaststroke. She posted a time of 59.35. Duderstadt also got a second win, winning the men’s race for Auburn in 52.14.

Bartholomew won her second race of the day in the 100-yard backstroke, posting an ‘A’ time standard of 50.85. California’s Ryan Murphy had a monster swim in the men’s event. Murphy posted a time of 44.75, an ‘A’ time standard.

Georgia took the women’s 800-yard freestyle relay. Their team of Hali Flickinger, Meaghan Raab, Kylie Stewart and Brittany MacLean posted an ‘A’ time standard of 7:00.75.

California earned an ‘A’ time standard in the men’s event. The team of Long Gutierrez, Ryan Murphy, Andrew Seliskar and Trent Williams took the victory and posted a time of 6:16.41.


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Author: Peter Baugh

Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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