Jake Magahey, Sarah Thompson Headline SEC Weekly Swimming & Diving Awards

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February 01st, 2022 College, News, SEC

Courtesy: SEC Sports

Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Jake Magahey, Georgia
Georgia’s Jake Magahey, a sophomore from Dacula, Ga., finished his dual season with a win in the 1,650 freestyle against Emory. In his first mile of the season, Magahey posted a first-place time of 14:49.98, earning a B-cut and besting teammate Tommy-Lee Camblong by nearly 12 seconds. His time in the 1,650 free is the 10th-fastest in the country this season. Magahey closed out the day with a 20.06 anchor split in the 200 freestyle relay.

Men’s Diver of the Week: Danny Zhang, Kentucky
Kentucky’s Danny Zhang, a senior from Cypress, Calif., swept the springboard events in the win over Cincinnati. Zhang recorded his third sweep of both boards this season with a score of 384.98 on the 1-meter and 419.18 on the 3-meter.

Men’s Co-Freshman of the Week: Matthew Sates, Georgia and Nick Caruso, Kentucky
Georgia’s Matthew Sates, a freshman from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, finished first in the 200 freestyle vs. Emory with a B-cut time of 1:33.89, besting the field by two seconds. Sates’ time currently ranks 26th nationally and moved him into seventh all-time in program history in the event. He also participated as an exhibition swimmer in the 500 freestyle and 200 IM.

Kentucky’s Nick Caruso, a freshman from Gainesville, Fla., won both distance events in UK’s win over Cincinnati. Caruso touched the wall first in the 500 free with a time of 4:28.55 and in the 1000 free with a time of 9:11.95. He recorded a personal best in the 1000 free and moved up to 10th all-time in program history.

Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Sarah Thompson, Missouri
Missouri’s Sarah Thompson, a fifth-year senior from Collierville, Tenn., set pool records in two individual wins and with two winnings relays in the win over South Carolina. Thompson captured the top spot in the 100 fly with a time of 52.33 and in the 100 back with a time of 52.45. She was also a part of the first-place 400 free relay (3:16.33/49.83) and the 200 medley relay (1:38.07/22.54 fly).

Women’s Diver of the Week: Brooke Schultz, South Carolina
South Carolina’s Brooke Schultz, a graduate student from Fayetteville, Ark., swept both springboard events against No. 18 Missouri. Schultz recorded final scores of 310.05 on the 1-meter and 378.15 on the 3-meter.

Women’s Freshman of the Week: Elsa Fretz, Georgia
Georgia’s Elsa Fretz, a freshman from Bristol, Ind., helped Georgia to a win over Emory in its dual season finale, taking first in a pair of freestyle events. In the 200 freestyle, Fretz earned her first collegiate victory with a season-best time of 1:47.88, followed later by a winning time of 50.74 in the 100 freestyle. She finished her career day with a split of 23.19 in the 200 freestyle relay.

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