Georgia paces field at NCAA meet
Four Pac-10 teams follow Bulldogs in top five after first day
AUSTIN, Texas -- Allison Schmitt won her third consecutive 500-yard freestyle title on Thursday to help Georgia grab the lead on the first day of the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships.
Schmitt set the NCAA, school and Jamail Swim Center records with a time of 4:32.71 in the morning prelims.
Georgia has won four NCAA titles, most recently in 2005, and led 129-122 against Southern California through six events. Stanford was third with 116 points, and defending champion Florida was 10th with 53 points.
California won the 200 free and 400 medley relays, Southern California’s Katina Hosszu took the 200 individual medley and Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of Auburn claimed the title in the 50 free in 21.38.