Lady Bulldogs emerge for win
Margalis won twice for the Lady Bulldogs
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --- Georgia's swimming and diving teams emerged with two victories in three chances on Saturday at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
The No. 2 Lady Bulldogs recorded a 177-123 victory against the Lady Volunteers. In the men's double dual meet, the No. 11 Bulldogs split with Indiana and Tennessee. Georgia took a 149-134 win against the No. 12 Hoosiers, but dropped a 155-128 decision to the 10th-ranked Volunteers.
Melanie Margalis won twice for the Lady Bulldogs, claiming the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.95 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:14.49. Also winning for Georgia were Wendy Trott in the 1,000 freestyle (9:47.69); Emily Montesinos in the 50 freestyle (22.92); Allison Schmitt in the 100 freestyle (49.93); Kelsey Gaid in the 200 backstroke (1:57.18); Morgan Scroggy in the 200 individual medley (2:02.70); and Hannah Moore on the 3-meter springboard (344.18 points).
Georgia also swept the relays as Kristin Shickora, Sara Nicponski, Margalis and Montesinos won the 200 medley relay in 1:42.12 and Megan Romano, Margalis, Shannon Vreeland and Schmitt took the 400 freestyle relay in 3:20.30.
Bill Cregar, Mark Dylla and Martin Grodzki had the top times in two events apiece for the Bulldogs. Cregar claimed the 200 breaststroke in 2:00.05 and the 200 individual medley in 1:48.43. Dylla swept the butterfly races, taking the 100 in 48.28 and the 200 in 1:47.79. Grodzki won the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events in 4:25.33 and 9:06.47, respectively.
"Our young men and young women responded in a way today that would make the Georgia people proud," Georgia associate head coach Harvey Humphries said. "Tennessee had its Senior Day, so there was a lot of energy and spirit in the pool. Our kids did a great job competing. It was a tough challenge, but they stepped up and rose to meet it."