Georgia Women Wallop Florida at Home, Harnish and Freshman Parker Win Two Each


  • Friday, October 30th, 2020
  • Athens, GA
  • Short Course Yards (SCY)
  • Results



  1. Georgia – 184
  2. Florida – 116

The University of Georgia women hosted the University of Florida women this morning in Athens, easily taking down the Gators. Notably, one of Florida’s top sprint freestylers/butterfliers, sophomore Talia Bates, did not race today; Georgia likely would’ve still won the meet by a large margin if Bates raced, though.

Georgia kicked off the day with a narrow win in the 200 medley, hitting the wall at 1:39.63 to edge Florida’s 1:39.97. Despite big splits from freshman Cecelia Porter (27.22 breast) and sophomore NC State transfer Katie Mack (22.30 free), Florida couldn’t quite make up the deficit after backstroke. Georgia led off with senior Gabi Fa’amausili in 24.99 to Florida freshman Lain Shahboz (25.68), and while Porter made up ground on UGA sophomore Zoie Hartman (27.75), Bulldog junior Dakota Luther was 24.57 on the fly leg to cushion the lead over Florida freshman Kenady Beil (24.77) before UGA freshman Maxine Parker did enough to finish on top with a 22.32 anchor leg.

Notably, Georgia’s B relay had two legs out-split their A: senior Danielle Dellatorre was 27.53 on breast and junior Tatum Smith was 24.51 on fly.

The Bulldogs continued to roll; when they won, they won big today. Senior Courtney Harnish took the 200 free (1:47.04) and 500 free (4:47.51), leading a 1-2 in both. Dellatore and Hartman swept the breaststrokes, too; Hartman was 1:00.56 ahead of Dellatore’s 1:00.99 with Florida’s Vanessa Pearl (a junior) and Porter back at 1:01-highs, while Dellatore lunged to a 2:11.38 win in the 200 ahead of Hartman (2:13.36) and Pearl’s 2:13.56.

UGA freshman Parker was able to hold off Florida’s Mack in both sprint free races; Parker got the edge in the 50, 22.80 to 22.87, and the 100, 49.86 to 50.24. Mack, a versatile sprint recruit who spent one season with NC State, is looking very good. While she mostly swam backstroke and IM with the Wolfpack, she stuck to sprint free today, and went her fastest dual meet times ever in both the 50 and 100 today. Her 50 free flat-start time today was just .20 off of her lifetime best, a 22.60 from back in 2017.

Bulldog junior Callie Dickinson also nabbed two wins; she was 1:58.85 to take the 200 back and 53.73 in the 100 fly, edging Luther’s 54.49; Luther won the 200 fly earlier in 1:57.95, as Dickinson took second (1:58.06) and Harnish third (1:59.53).

Florida did get one win in the pool with freshman Shahboz, who eked out a victory in the 100 back over UGA’s Fa’amausili, 54.86 to 54.89. The Gators also crashed the boards, going 1-2-3 in the 3-meter led by junior Elizabeth Perez (343.13) and 1-2 in the 1-meter led by senior Ashley McCool (291.90).


  • Georgia’s Olivia Anderson, a senior, took the 1000 free in 9:57.35.
  • UGA’s Hartman was 2:00.27 to take the 200 IM over Florida’s Pearl (2:01.49), adding to her 100 breast win.
  • The Bulldogs rounded out their rout with a win in the 400 free relay, combining for a 3:20.62 to drop Florida by almost four seconds (3:24.50). Georgia’s B relay finished third, nearly upsetting Florida’s A with a 3:24.64.

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5 months ago

Upset week

Reply to  FloRida
5 months ago

Upset week? No such thing! I’m sure the swimmers went in thinking they could win regardless of how you perceived it

Reply to  Poolguy
5 months ago

Sorry I “perceived it” wrong, maybe I got the term “upset” wrong. I Think UF was favored after getting second last year. Still good swims and nice for the SEC to be back.

Reply to  FloRida
5 months ago

Last year was last year. Got nothing to do with this season. Swimmers swim and results are determined in the pool. Thus, the term upset is irrelevant.

Reply to  Poolguy
5 months ago

Yeah yeah swimmers swim, results are results and water is wet.

Last edited 5 months ago by FloRida
No surprise
Reply to  FloRida
5 months ago

Georgia Women are ranked #4 and Florida Women #10. This is a new year and Florida’s team is a completely different one having lost a large number of seniors to graduation last year. A lot of new faces…

Reply to  No surprise
5 months ago

Thank you for making my point! No upsets just competition. The rankings mean nothing. Head to head and ultimately conference championships will tell the tale. Enjoy all of the great swimming.

5 months ago

“Wallop” makes it sound like a murder has been committed

Lil Swimmy
Reply to  Ooo
5 months ago


It Just Means More
5 months ago

What a meet! Fast swimming early on this far. It’s interesting that both Florida and Tennessee chose to leave top athletes at home! Strategy or illness?

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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