Courtney Harnish swept the 200, 500 and 1000 freestyle events for the second straight dual meet as the Georgia Bulldogs swept South Carolina at home.
Georgia took a bit hit with the loss of Gunnar Bentz and Jay Litherland, but a solid returning core plus one of the most intriguing prospects in the freshman class should keep the Bulldogs in the hunt for a top ten finish come NCAAs.
Michael Andrew dominated the men’s 50 free prelims at the Atlanta Classic in 22.10.
After winning the 50 free shootouts in Austin, Margo Geer is looking to come out on top in another round of 50 frees.
Bentz hadn’t yet earned an NCAA individual invite before Sunday’s swim.
Wedneday brought a first look at some of the key freshmen players for the Bulldogs this season.
All-in-all, the Bulldogs have some weak spots, but their depth in the IMs and distance freestyles should help them significantly at SECs and NCAAs.
Junior world record-breaking IMer Brandonn Almeida is a big international pickup for South Carolina, highlighting a tightly-bunched group of teams ranked 9-12.
The Georgia Bulldogs snag in-state sprinter Billy Rothery as the ninth member of the Class of 2017 men’s squad.
Youssef Said (he has also competed as Youssef Abdallah and Abdalla), from the United Arab Emirates, has given his verbal…