The final morning session of the UGA Invite will feature the prelims of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
Luca Urlando won three individual events and added a blistering 24-flat 50 back lead-off on the 200 medley as the Bulldogs swept the Yellow Jackets in SCM.
The Georgia Bulldogs had their second-highest finish in program history at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, but the graduation of two key pieces will force some creativity to maintain that spot this year.
Sam Powe, whose backstroke times are already knocking on the A-final door at SECs, will join the Georgia Bulldogs next fall.
Incoming Auburn freshman Nate Stoffle (pictured) is a high-end addition on backstroke for the Tigers.
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SwimAtlanta’s Gigi Johnson dropped 3 seconds from her lifetime best 200 free time to win the event after placing 2nd in the 100 breast with another best time.
Beamon dropped a half-second from his old best, breaking 20 for the first time and coming .30 off of Paul Powers’ state record.
Norton also established lifetime bests in the 50 free (20.60), 100 free (44.31), 500 free (4:30.59) and 100 back (48.37).
Palmetto, Georgia’s TJ Pittenger has verbally committed to swim for the in-state Bulldogs in the class of 2025.
Bates’ breaststroke times from Sectionals put him within 1.5 and 3 seconds of the Olympic Trials cuts in the 100 and 200 meter races, respectively.
Mitchell Norton clipped his best time from Winter Juniors, winning the 200 free in 1:37.71. Norton also lowered his best 100 free, winning that race in 44.84.
Georgia commit, Jake Magahey, aims to three peat in the 200 and 500 freestyle respectively at the 2020 Georgia HS Swimming and Diving Championships.