There were a lot of great meets over the weekend, but the most exciting meet of the week was hands down the Georgia – UNC women’s meet in Athens. Last year’s NCAA runner-ups were the favorites heading into the weekend, but UNC came ready to race, nearly snapping their 94 home-win streak.
The meet came all the way down to the last individual event and the final relay. The Dawgs came up big with a 1-2-3 sweep of the 200 IM, leaving the final relay to decide the meet. UNC needed to finish first and second in the 400 freestyle relay to snap Georgia’s home-win streak.
North Carolina’s A relay won the 400 freestyle relay with a 3:18.33, but their B relay was disqualified, preventing them from winning the points they needed to stop Georgia. They were on pace to take second, however, had they not been disqualified. According to the results, North Carolina’s B relay was 1.3 seconds ahead of Georgia’s A relay through 350 yards.
Editor’s note: The results did not indicate which swimmer was disqualified, so the 1.3 second lead at 350 yards is meaningless. It is just interesting to compare for the sake of the argument.
Georgia’s women’s team improved their home-win streak to 95 wins with a final score of 152-148.
“We squeaked one out and I’m proud of the way they battled today. We have to scrap and claw for all that we get. I saw a lot of fight today and I can live with that. It’s always great to win and we’re proud that the steak continues. We know it will end one day and we’re glad it wasn’t today” – Jack Bauerle, Head Coach, University of Georgia
|Denver Relays||Men: Denver 306, Wyoming 288, Colorado School of Mines 118 Women: Wyoming 276, Denver 248, New Mexico 170, Northern Colorado 84, Colorado School of Mines 36|
|Notre Dame Relays||Men:
ND 126, Oakland 116, Olivet 90, IUPUI 84, Wright State 72
ND 180, Illinois State 124, IUPUI 96, Wright State 86, Olivet 74
|West Virginia State Games||West Virginia University 1562.5, Marshall University 1100.5, Wheeling Jesuit University 288.5, Fairmont State University 193.5, West Virginia Wesleyan College 185, West Virginia University-Tech 152, Davis & Elkins College 150, Alderson Broaddus 74|
|Grand Canyon vs. Bakersfield||Men: Grand Canyon 176, Bakersfield 122|
|Evansville vs. Missouri State||M 152-84 MSU, W 152-77 MSU|
|Southern Illinois vs. Missouri State||M 121-110 MSU, W 125-116 SIU|
|Pacific vs. Cal||Men: Cal 142, Pacific 106|
|Washington State vs. Cal||Cal 299.5 Wash st 131.5|
|UC Santa Cruz vs. Stanford||Unscored|
|Minnesota vs. Florida||Men: Florida 174.5-125.5, Women: 150-150 TIE|
|Nebraska vs. Iowa State||Nebraska 187 Beats Iowa State 113|
|North Texas vs. Incarnate Word vs. Liberty||Women: North Texas vs. Incarnate Word: 167-76
Women: Liberty vs. Incarnate Word: 156-87
Women: Liberty vs. North Texas 140-102
|Old Dominion vs. Navy vs. East Carolina||Women: East Carolina 172.5, Old Dominion 119.5
Women: Navy 167, Old Dominion 114
Women: Navy 150.5, East Carolina 149.50
Men: East Carolina 176, Old Dominion 124
Men: Navy 169, Old Dominion 120
Men: Navy 162, East Carolina 127
|Arkansas-Little Rock vs. St. Louis vs. Henderson State||Men: St. Louis 174, Henderson St 124 Women: St Louis 19, Henderson St 93 Women: Henderson St 147-146 UALR|
|Tulane vs. LSU||Women: LSU 210, Tulane 286|
|Florida vs. Vanderbilt||Women: Florida 169, Vanderbilt 63|
|Auburn vs. Alabama||Men: Auburn 158, Alabama 142 Women: Auburn 192, Alabama 108|
|North Carolina vs. Georgia||Women: Georgia 152, UNC 148 Men: Georgia 170, UNC 125|
|Kentucky vs. Arkansas||Arkansas 162, Kentucky 138|
|Nebraska-Omaha vs. Western Illinois||Women: Neb. Omaha 159, Western Illinois 127|
|South Dakota vs. Minnesota State||Women: USD 140.5, Minnesota St 102.5|
|South Dakota vs. Western Illinois||Men: South Dakota 134, Western Illinois 108, Women: South Dakota 141, Western Illinois 66|
|Providence College vs. Iona||No Providence college release|
|Xavier vs. Louisville||Women: Louisville 173, Xavier 83 Men: Louisville 179, Xavier 78|
|Vermont vs. Binghamton||Women: Vermont 229, Binghamton 67 Women: Army 167, Vermont 131|
|Boise St. vs. Idaho||Women: Boise St 185, Idaho: 148|