Georgia Men and Women Squeak Past Mizzou in Missouri

MEET STATS

  • Complete results
    • Women: UGA 159, Mizzou 140
    • Men: UGA 152, Mizzou 147
  • Hosted by Missouri (Mizzou Aquatic Center)
  • November 10, 2016
  • 25 yards, men and women dual meet
  • Team’s Record:
    • Georgia men (5-0, 2-0 SEC)
    • Georgia women (5-0, 2-0 SEC)
    • Missouri men (3-2, 1-2 SEC)
    • Missouri women (4-1, 2-1 SEC)

RECAP 

The No. 2-ranked Lady Bulldogs and No. 6-ranked Bulldogs pulled out victories against the No. 18-ranked Tiger women and No. 23-ranked Tiger men today in Missouri. The bigger story, however, is how well Mizzou competed. The UGA men won by only 5 points, and the UGA women won by 19.

The investment in Missouri’s coaching staff—Greg Rhodenbaugh (head coach), James Sweeney (diving), Andrew Grevers (assistant, older brother of Matt Grevers), Mark Gangloff (assistant, Olympic gold medalist), and Jack Brown (assistant, OT finalist, U.S. Open Champion)—is beginning to pay off in a notoriously tough conference.

Men

The Bulldogs relied on Olympians Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland, as well as a pair of talented freshman, Javier Acevedo and Walker Higgins. Kalisz won the 100 breast (54.03) and 200 IM (1:47.01), but was disqualified in the 200 breast. Litherland won the 200 free (1:37.00), got second in the 200 IM (1:47.12) and got third in the 200 back (1:45.32).

Freshman Acevedo won the 100 back (47.44) and 200 back (1:44.87), and freshman Higgins won the 500 free (4:27.22) and got second in the 200 free (1:38.12).

The Mizzou men were led by sprinter Michael Chadwick. Missouri swept the podium in the 50 free, with Chadwick grabbing first in 19.83. He went on to win the 100 free (43.20). Andrew Sansoucie also had an impressive victory in the 100 fly, slipping under 47 seconds (46.97).

Another highlight for the Tiger men was their diving. They went 1-2 in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. Kyle Goodwin won both (3m: 398.40; 1m: 325.43).

Women

Notably, the Lady Bulldogs were without their butterfly specialist, Megan Kingsley, and NCAA Champion Kylie Stewart. Even so, they had three double-winners in Stephanie Peters, Meaghan Raab and Chantal Van Landeghem.

Peters won the 500 (4:46.93) and 1000 free (9:48.01). Raab won the 200 free (1:46.33) and 200 IM (1:59.77). Olympian Van Landeghem won the 50 (23.04) and 100 free (50.23).

Freshman Meryn McCann won the 200 back (1:56.90), and had an impressive mid-season time in the 500 free, finishing second in (4:48.53). Freshman Veronica Burchill won the 100 fly (54.36), and got second in the 50 free (23.55).

Missouri had two individual double-event winners of their own. Katharine Ross won the 100 (1:00.92) and 200 breast (2:13.50), and diver Lauren Reedy won the 1-meter (299.55) and 3-meter springboards (387.23).

In addition, Sharli Brady won the 200 fly (1:58.31), and got second in the 200 IM (2:01.12).

PRESS RELEASES

Courtesy of Georgia Athletics:

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Georgia swimming and diving teams remained undefeated as they swept Missouri with two hard-fought victories on Thursday at Mizzou Aquatic Center.

The Bulldogs picked up a 152-147 decision, while the Lady Bulldogs earned a 159-140 win. Georgia’s squads improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference.

“Those were huge wins for our teams,” Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle said. “Missouri is well coached and is really good, and we had to circle the wagon and come together to get it done. That’s the way it’s going to be this year; we’re going to have to fight for everything little thing we get. The kids did a heck of a job as both meets came right down to the end. We saw our teams stand up and fight their way through to come out with wins, and that’s priceless as far as getting ready for the end of the season.”

Chase Kalisz and Javier Acevedo were double winners for the Bulldogs. Kalisz claimed the 100 breaststroke in 54.03 and the 200 individual medley in 1:47.01, while Acevedo swept the 100 and 200 backstroke races in 47.44 and 1:44.87, respectively.

Georgia won the 200, 500 and 1,000 freestyle events as Jay Litherland went 1:37.00, Walker Higgins touched in 4:27.22 and Aidan Burns reached the wall in 9:14.51. Litherland and Higgins led 1-2-3 finishes in their events for Georgia. Pace Clark picked up a win in the 200 butterfly as he stopped the clock in 1:46.00.

Stephanie Peters, Chantal Van Landeghem and Meaghan Raab each won twice for the Lady Bulldogs. Peters claimed the 500 freestyle in 4:46.93 and the 1,000 freestyle in 9:48.01. Van Landeghem stopped the clock in 23.04 and 50.23 to take the 50 and 100 freestyle races, respectively. Raab won the 200 freestyle in 1:46.33 and the 200 individual medley in 1:59.77.

The 200 backstroke went to Meryn McCann in 1:56.90, while Veronica Burchill took the 100 butterfly in 54.36.

Georgia won the 400 freestyle relay as Olivia Smoliga, Burchill, Raab and Van Landeghem reached the wall in an NCAA-leading 3:20.07.

Georgia will return to action Dec. 2-4 in the UGA Fall Invitational.

Courtesy of Mizzou Athletics:

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Mizzou men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dropped close Southeastern Conference dual against Georgia on Thursday afternoon at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. The No. 23 men fell to the No. 6 men, 152-147 and the No. 18 Tiger women lost to the No. 2 Bulldogs, 159-140.

Four different Tigers won two individual events apiece, as redshirt senior Lauren Reedy (Rochester Hills, Mich.), seniors Michael Chadwick (Charlotte, N.C.) and Katharine Ross (Des Moines, Iowa) and sophomore Kyle Goodwin (Aurora, Colo.) each took home two victories to help the Tigers.

Reedy broke her own 3-meter school record as she tallied a score of 387.23 on the board, bettering the 381.98 she set against Alabama on Oct. 14. Junior Kendra Kieser (Plano, Texas) took second on 3-meter with a score of 333.53. Reedy also claimed top honors on 1-meter with 299.95 points, ahead of junior Alexa Beckwith (Denver, Colo.), who had 295.65 points.

Goodwin also swept both springboards with wins in the men’s competitions. He totaled a personal-best 398.40 to win 3-meter and move himself into fourth all-time at Mizzou in the event. Junior Hunter Fritter (Houston, Texas) was third on the board with 384.86 points, also a caree- best. Goodwin also won 1-meter after a round of 325.43 points, ahead of freshman William Gottsch (Elkhorn, Neb.), who went 302.70.

The Tigers opened with a sweep of the 200 medley relay races. On the women’s side, freshman Haley Hynes (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Ross, sophomore Maddie Gehrke (Clive, Iowa) and junior Hannah Stevens (Lexington, Ohio) led throughout after a time of 1:39.80. The men’s team of freshman Daniel Hein (Sycamore, Ill.) and seniors Fabian Schwingenschlogl (Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany), Andrew Sansoucie (Wentzville, Mo.) and Chadwick touched in 1:26.96 to take the win.

Chadwick swept the sprint freestyle races as he breezed to wins in the 50 and 100 free. He clocked a 19.89 to win the 50, ahead of Sansoucie in second with a 20.36 and sophomore Luke Mankus (Keller, Texas) in third with a 20.56). Chadwick then won the 100 free in a season best 43.20, almost two full seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Mizzou’s other double-winner was Ross, who claimed top honors in the 100 and 200 breast. She clocked a 1:00.92 to win the 100 and a 2:13.50 to touch first in the 200.

In one of the more exciting races of the day, Sansoucie won the 100 fly in a time of 46.97, the third-fastest time in the nation this season.

Stevens took top honors in the women’s 100 back, notching a 54.20 to defeat U.S. Olympian Olivia Smoliga. Hynes took third in 54.46, a time that ranks her 10th all-time at Mizzou, and senior Nadine Laemmler (Wackersdorf, Bavaria, Germany) was fourth in 54.56. Stevens also placed second in the 200 back in a time of 1:58.13, ahead of freshman Sam Coloma (Pittsburg, Calif.) in 1:59.96 and Laemmler in 2:00.71.

Junior Sharli Brady (Burlington, Ky.) used a strong final 100 yards to race to victory in the women’s 200 fly in a season-best time of 1:58.31.

In the men’s 200 breast, Schwingenschlogl proved victorious in 1:57.56, the fourth-fastest time in the nation so far this season. Senior Eddie Mapel (Hinsdale, Ill.) was second in 2:01.96 and sophomore Jordan O’Brien (Naperville, Ill.) took third in 2:03.38. Schwingenschlogl finished second in the 100 breast in 54.07, only 0.04 behind first. Junior Jordy Groters (Oranjestad, Aruba) placed third in 55.66.

In the men’s 400 free, the Tigers trailed most of the race until a quick final leg from Chadwick to give to relay team of Sansoucie, Schwingenschlogl, sophomore Mikel Schreuders (Oranjestad, Aruba) and Chadwick the win in 2:57.28.

Junior Kira Zubar (Chaska, Minn.) clocked personal-best 10:01.29 in the women’s 1000 free to move up to fourth all-time at Mizzou in the event.

The Tigers next return to the pool for the three-day Mizzou Invite, which runs Thursday, Nov. 17-Saturday, Nov. 19. Preliminary action will begin at 10 a.m. each day, with finals slated to start at 6 p.m.

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Where were Megan & Kylie for Georgia??

I wanted to give a big shout out to diving coach Sweeney. As always, the divers kept the Tigers in the mix (30-8 on the women’s side and 28-10 on the men’s side). Thanks Jamie!

Missouri has 5 swimming coaches on staff including Christine Mabile… I’m sure she has a part in all of this as well.

Frank the tank

Well.. she doesn’t.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

stop repeating yourself like that …..LOL

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Frank The Tank

Uhh, she does not.

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