Men’s Swimming & Diving Starts New Year With Win
SOURCE: GEORGIA SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS
The No. 13 Georgia men’s swimming and diving team defeated No. 23 Harvard 170.50-129.50 on Monday afternoon in Gabrielsen Natatorium. The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 while Harvard moved to 4-1.
The Bulldogs secured 10 first-place finishes out of 16 events throughout the meet. James Guest, Camden Murphy and Zachary Allen each had two victories to pace Georgia.
“I thought we did a pretty good job,” said Tom Cousins Swimming & Diving Head Coach Jack Bauerle. “I think they have been training well. I told them today not to worry about how you feel because if you do, you won’t swim well. Harvard has got some people. They’re a really good team, so that was probably a closer meet than it may look like. It was good for us because Texas comes in (Saturday) and they’re the best team in the country. We’re looking forward to it.”
Guest swept both breaststroke events in the meet. He posted a 54.16 in the 100 and a 1:56.68 in the 200.
Murphy, who currently holds the third-fastest time in the country in the 100-yard butterfly, claimed first in that event (47.29). He also notched first in with a time of 1:47.67 in the 200 butterfly.
Allen scored double victories on the board marking 320.33 on the 1-meter and 341.93 on the 3-meter.
In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Greg Reed swam the best time of his career (8:55.60), moving up from ninth to fifth on Georgia’s all-time top-10 list.
Javier Acevedo took first in the 100 backstroke, stopping the clock at 47.97.
Andrew Abruzzo reached the wall in 3:50.36 in the 400 individual medley contributing to Georgia 1-2-3 finish.
Acevedo, Guest, Murphy, and Alex BeMiller notched the second-best time (1:27.84) of the season in the 200 medley relay as well as grabbing first.
The Bulldogs return to Gabrielsen Natatorium on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. for a Big 12 match-up against Texas on the SEC Network+.