At Georgia, any win over Bama should be celebrated.
The Bulldog men (1-0, 1-0 SEC) took the meet by a 157-143 margin, while the Lady Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0 SEC) were decisive victors with a 163.5-136.5 score. Overall, Georgia swimmers took first in 15 events in the meet.
Junior Courtney Harnish was Georgia’s top scorer for the afternoon with 19.5 points, earning victories in the 200 (1:47.53) and 500 (4:47.04) freestyle. A trio of Bulldogs tallied 18 points, including senior Walker Higgins, junior Camden Murphy and freshman Zoie Hartman. Higgins took first in the 200 (1:36.52) and 500 (4:25.36) freestyle, while Murphy grabbed first in the 100 (47.88) and 200 (1:46.69) butterfly. Hartman was especially impressive in her college debut, placing first in the 100 (1:01.09) and 200 (2:13.01) breaststroke, as well as swimming the second leg of a victorious 200 medley relay.
Georgia returns to action Oct. 25 against North Carolina.
On the men’s tennis side of things, Phillip Henning is putting up a good showing at the ITA All-America singles championship. He also teamed with Blake Croyder on the doubles side of things.
Georgia’s women’s tennis squad is also well represented, now having three in the tournament’s field.
Georgia sophomore Meg Kowalski, ranked 69thnationally, joins teammates Marta Gonzalez and Vivian Wolff in the elite group of 64 that begins play Wednesday on the University of Tulsa campus. Kowalski, now 2-0, is making her fall debut at this tournament. She earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors last season after going 25-1.
Jessica Drop shined again for Georgia’s cross country teams during their competition at the at the 46th-annual Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday. The Bulldogs had redshirt freshman Nicholas Yanek finish first for their squad for the third consecutive time after he was 34th with a 24:02.6 on the Goodman Campus Cross Country Course.
Behind Drop’s performance, the Lady Bulldogs battled for a seventh-place finish in the 43-team field after scoring 250 points in their 6k race. The Georgia men completed their day in 27th-place finish with a total of 684 following their 8k showdown.
Women’s soccer is coming off a 1-0 loss to Vanderbilt and plays Thursday at Tennessee.