Murphy Sweeps Butterflies as Georgia Takes Down Georgia Tech

GEORGIA VS. GEORGIA TECH

  • Results
  • Hosted by Georgia
  • Wednesday, November 8th
  • 25 Yards
  • Dual Meet Format

FINAL TEAM SCORES:

  • MEN: Georgia 182, Georgia Tech 113
  • WOMEN: Georgia 179, Georgia Tech 121

Georgia’s Meaghan Raab pulled off a winning double last Thursday to help Georgia to victory over in-state rival Georgia Tech. In the 200 free, Raab trailed Georgia Tech’s Iris Wang (1:47.85) by 3 tenths at the 100, but came from behind to take down Wang and win in 1:46.97. She came back to dominate the 200 IM, blowing away the field in 1:59.50. GT’s Wang picked up a pair of wins of her own, sweeping the sprints with a 23.09 in the 50 free and a 49.76 in the 100 free.

On the men’s side, Olympian Jay Litherland was among the multiple event winners propelling the Bulldogs to victory. Litherland led from start to finish in the 200 back, turning in a 1:47.00 ahead of teammate Clayton Forde (1:48.08). In the 200 IM, he held off a back half charge from Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis, touching in 1:47.71 to Pumputis’ 1:47.79. Earlier in the session, Pumputis topped Litherland in the 200 free 1:36.12 to 1:37.45.

Georgia freshmen Greg Reed and Camden Murphy contributed a pair of wins each. Reed swept the distance events. He got the ball rolling with a 9:03.08 in the 1000 free before putting up the only sub-4:30 to win the 500 free in 4:26.87. Murphy swept the butterflies, leading a 1-2 finish with teammate Mick Litherland both times. He put up a 1:46.23 to beat Litherland (1:47.18) in the 200 fly and came back to top Litherland 47.67 to 48.29 in the 100 fly.

PRESS RELEASE – GEORGIA:

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia swimming and diving teams swept Georgia Tech on Wednesday at Gabrielsen Natatorium. The No. 5-ranked Lady Bulldogs (6-0) picked up a 179-121 victory, while the No. 12 Bulldogs (5-1) posted a 182-113 decision.

“We were good today, we’re in a good place as a program, but we can always get better,” said Jack Bauerle, Georgia’s Tom Cousins Swimming and Diving Head Coach. “We’re making progress. We are so much better now than we were in August. We have to do everything right to be good, and today was a good indication of that.”

Jay LitherlandGreg Reed and Camden Murphy were double winners for the Bulldogs. Litherland won the 200 backstroke in 1:47.00 and went 1:47.71 to claim the 200 individual medley. Reed won the 500 and the 1,000 freestyle races in 4:26.87 and 9:03.08, respectively. Murphy swept the butterfly races, taking the 100 in 47.67 and the 200 in 1:46.23.

Ian Forlini won the 1-meter springboard with 329.18 points, Javier Acevedo won the 100 backstroke in 47.68 and James Guest stopped the clock in 54.34 to take the 100 breastroke. In the 200 medley relay, Acevedo, Guest, Murphy and Alex Bemiller took top honors in 1:28.20.

Meaghan Raab won twice to pace the Lady Bulldogs. She claimed the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:46.97 and the 200 individual medley in 1:59.50.

Meg Finnon won the 500 freestyle in 4:52.96 and Meryn McCann claimed the 1,000 freestyle in 9:58.72. The Lady Bulldogs swept the backstroke races as Maddie Wallis went 55.45 in the 100 and Courtney Harnish went 1:57.86 in the 200. In the breaststroke events, Danielle Della Torre won the 100 in 1:03.72 and Lexi Glunn won the 200 in 2:17.71. Georgia also controlled the butterfly races as Megan Kingsley won the 100 in 54.39 and Caitlin Casazzatook the 200 in 1:58.48.

The 200 medley relay of Kylie Stewart, Casazza, Chelsea Britt and Raab reached the wall first in 1:41.40. In the 400 freestyle relay, Stewart, Donna BlaumSammie Burchill and Veronica Burchill won in 3:24.90.

The Bulldogs have won 51 straight meets against Georgia Tech dating back to the 1961-62 season, while the Lady Bulldogs boast 13 straight victories over the Jackets. Bauerle is 38-0 all-time against Georgia Tech (23-0 coaching the men, 12-0 coaching the women and 3-0 as a Georgia swimmer).

Georgia will return to action Dec. 1-3 when it hosts the UGA Fall Invitational at Gabrielsen Natatorium.

PRESS RELEASE – GEORGIA TECH:

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia Tech swimming & diving picked up a total of nine individual wins and two relay victories combined on Wednesday afternoon as the Yellow Jackets fell on the road at nationally ranked Georgia in dual meet action. The women’s team suffered a 182-113 loss to the No. 5 ranked Lady Bulldogs, while the men fell 179-121 to the No. 12 ranked UGA men’s team at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.

“I thought that we competed well today against two of the top teams in the country,” head coach Courtney Shealy Hart stated. “I am looking forward to competing next week in our fall invitational which again will include a number of highly touted teams on both the women’s and men’s sides.”

The Yellow Jackets will next be in action next week, Nov. 16-18, at the annual Georgia Tech Invitational. The prelims will start at 10 a.m. and the finals will begin at 5:30 p.m. over all three days of competition.

Women’s Highlights

The women’s team (3-2) picked up two wins apiece from both Iris Wang and Camryn Hidalgoas well as a victory from first-year Jacket Catriona MacGregor in a tough loss to the Lady Bulldogs (6-0) on Wednesday afternoon.

Wang tallied wins in both the 50 free (23.09) and the 100 free (49.76 – NCAA B mark) on the afternoon. She also registered a runner-up finish in the 200 free with her time of 1:47.85, an NCAA B qualifying mark.

For the fourth time this year, Hidalgo swept the diving events on the women’s side, earning a win in both the 1-meter (296.33) and 3-meter (312.30) springboard events on Wednesday.

MacGregor recorded her win in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.24 and also placed third overall for Tech in the women’s 100 breast with her time of 1:04.52.

The Jackets took first-place honors in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:25.82 and finished runner-up in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:42.87.

Freshman Julia Shuford recorded a runner-up finish in the 200 breast (2:18.25), while senior Kira de Bruyn picked up a second place finish in the 200 IM (2:07.59).

Sprinter Kaitlin Kitchens finished third in the 50 free (23.59) and fourth in the 100 free (51.18) on the day.

Tech earned another top-three finish in the women’s 500 free, as Emily Ilgenfritz placed third overall with her time of 4:57.79. Ilgenfritz (2:04.56) and Maddie Oliver(2:06.66) touched the wall fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 200 fly to also score for the Jackets.

Both Camille Long (10:24.65) and Sara al Khatib (10:28.66) scored for the Jackets in the 1000 free, placing fifth and sixth overall, respectively, while freshman Celine Nugent scored for Tech in the 200 IM (third – 2:09.19), the 200 free (fifth – 1:53.14) and the 500 free (fifth – 5:05.95).

Sophomore Caroline Lee added points for the Yellow Jackets in both the 200 back (third – 1:59.45) and the 100 back (fourth – 55.63), while Allie Paschal (sixth – 56.26) scored in the 100 back and fellow freshman Grace Mauldin (sixth – 2:04.51) in the 200 back event.

Florina Ilie scored a point for the Jackets with her fifth place finish in the 100 breast at 1:04.58, while Kristen Hepler turned in fifth place showing in the 200 breast with her time of 2:20.59. Hepler also placed fourth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.12.

In the 100 fly, Laura Branton (55.91) and Chloe Miller (57.07) finished fifth and sixth overall to add to the Jackets’ point total on the day.

Sophomore Carly Doi also scored for the Jackets with a fourth place finish in the 1-meter dive (269.93) and a sixth place showing in the 3-meter (240.30).

Men’s Highlights

The men’s team (3-2) was led by two wins from Caio Pumputis and one win each from upperclassmen Noah HaraszRodrigo Correia and Matt Casillas in the loss to Georgia (5-1).

Pumputis recorded a win in the 200 free with an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:36.12 and touched the wall first in the 200 breast with another NCAA B mark of 1:56.88. The first-year Jacket also finished second overall in the 200 IM with an NCAA B time of 1:47.79.

Seeing his first meet action of the season, Harasz picked up the victory in the 50 free with his time of 20.63, where he led a swarm of Yellow Jackets in Franco Reyes (second – 20.82), Aidan Pastel (third – 21.06) and Corben Miles (fifth – 21.22) in the sprint event.

Correia earned the win in the 100 free with his time of 44.43 and also posted a runner-up finish in the 100 back with an NCAA B qualifying time of 48.11.

Casillas led the Jackets on the boards, as he won the 3-meter event (369.00) and took third overall in the 1-meter dive with a score of 302.10, while freshmen Henry Carman (fourth – 287.55) and Jacob Kreider (284.10) also scored in the 1-meter dive for Tech on the day. Carman also placed fourth overall in the 3-meter dive with a score of 312.08.

In the 100 breast, both Moises Loschi (55.06 – NCAA B mark) and Jonathan Yang (56.78) scored for Tech placing second and fifth, respectively, while Tech freshman Christian Ferraro (1:48.07) and sophomore Clay Hering (1:49.00) finished in third and fifth, respectively, for the Jackets in the 200 fly to add to Tech’s team score.

The freshmen duo of Reyes (48.86) and Ferraro (49.07) touched the wall 3-4 in the 100 fly.

Freshmen Albert Zhi scored for Tech in both the 100 free (third – 45.04) and in the 200 free (fourth – 1:39.29), while seniors Brad Oberg (100 back – 50.44) and Harasz (100 free – 45.54) each recorded fourth place finishes.

Co-captain Colt Williamson placed third overall in the 200 back with a time of 1:48.12, while Loschi (1:58.67 – NCAA B mark) and Alex Kimpel (2:03.60) finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 200 breast event.

Sophomores Joonas Koski (fifth – 9:26.09) and Brennan Day (sixth – 9:31.70) both scored for the Jackets in the 1000 free, while Koski also placed fifth overall in both the 200 back (1:49.68) and the 500 free (4:37.05). Day added a sixth place showing in the 500 free with his time of 4:42.62.

In the two relay events, Tech touched the wall in first-place overall in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:00.21 and took second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:28.46.

Tech Tidbits
Iris Wang posted an NCAA B qualifying mark of 49.76 in the women’s 100 free.
Iris Wang recorded an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:47.85 in the women’s 200 free.
Camille Long turned in a new career-best time of 10:24.56 in the women’s 1000 free.
Lindsay Wallace recorded a new personal-best of 10:29.14 in the women’s 1000 free.
Chloe Miller set a new personal-best time of 1:53.23 in the women’s 200 free.
Caroline Lee turned in a new career-best mark of 55.63 in the women’s 100 back.
Megan Young posted a new career-best time of 56.33 in the women’s 100 back.
Catriona MacGregor recorded a new career-best time of 1:04.52 in the women’s 100 breast.
Catriona MacGregor turned in a new career-best mark of 52.64 in the women’s 100 free.
Julia Shuford registered a new personal-best time of 1:05.27 in the women’s 100 breast.
Julia Shuford recorded a new career-best time of 2:18.25 in the women’s 200 breast.
* Alexandria Nilsson posted a new career-best time of 2:29.13 in the women’s 200 breast.
Grace Mauldin turned in a new career-best time of 2:04.51 in the women’s 200 back.
* The relay team of Megan YoungFlorina IlieLaura Branton and Kaitlin Kitchens turned in the fastest time of the season for the Yellow Jackets in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:42.87.
Iris Wang recorded a Tech season-best time of 23.09 in the women’s 50 free.
Iris Wang scored a Tech season-best time of 49.76 in the women’s 100 free.
Caroline Lee turned in a Tech season-best time of 1:59.45 in the women’s 200 back.
Emily Ilgenfritz posted a new Tech season-best mark of 4:57.79 in the women’s 500 free.
Joonas Koski recorded a new career-best mark of 9:26.09 in the men’s 1000 free.
Caio Pumputis turned in a new career-best time and NCAA B mark of 1:36.12 in the men’s 200 free.
Caio Pumputis posted a new career-best mark and NCAA B time of 1:56.88 in the men’s 200 breast.
Caio Pumputis registered a new career-best time and NCAA B mark of 1:47.79 in the men’s 200 IM.
Rodrigo Correia recorded an NCAA B qualifying time of 48.11 in the men’s 100 back.
Moises Loschi touched the wall in an NCAA B qualifying time of 55.06 in the men’s 100 breast.
Albert Zhi registered a new career-best mark of 1:39.29 in the men’s 200 free.
Albert Zhi recorded a new career-best time of 45.04 in the men’s 100 free.
Jeffrey Murray turned in a new career-best time of 1:40.99 in the men’s 200 free.
Jeffrey Murray scored a new career-best time of 46.09 in the men’s 100 free.
Jonathan Yang posted a new career-best time of 56.78 in the men’s 100 breast.
Noah Harasz recorded a Tech season-best time of 20.63 in the men’s 50 free.
Rodrigo Correia scored a Tech season-best time of 44.43 in the men’s 100 free.
* The relay team of Rodrigo CorreiaAlbert ZhiNoah Harasz and Caio Pumputis turned in a season
best time for Tech of 3:00.21 in the 400 free relay.
* The unit of Rodrigo CorreiaMoises LoschiFranco Reyes and Noah Harasz recorded a new Tech season-best mark of 1:28.46 in the 200 medley relay.

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