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Georgia Males Topple Florida: Freeman is Again, Three Males Break 9:00 within the 1000



  • Friday, October 30th, 2020
  • Athens, GA
  • Quick Course Yards (SCY)
  • Results



  1. Georgia – 165.5
  2. Florida – 134.5

After slipping with an A relay 200 medley relay DQ, the Florida males have been unable to regular the ship, as SEC opponents Georgia packed punch after punch in a conflict as we speak in Athens. The final time UF misplaced a season opener to UGA on the lads’s facet was 1952, and this was their first twin meet loss to Georgia since October 2016.

Georgia bagged 15 simple factors at Florida’s expense on the medley relay; their A received in 1:26.71, although Florida’s relay was quicker (butterflier Eric Friese was known as for an early begin). For UGA, Javier Acevedo was 21.68 on again, Jack Dalmolin was 24.54 on breast, Luca Urlando 21.19 on fly and Dillon Downing dropped a 19.30 anchor. On Georgia’s B relay, Camden Murphy rocked a 20.62 fly leg.

Downing gave UGA, a program that has struggled to take care of an elite dash group, a uncommon dash win over an adversary like Florida: he popped a 19.87 within the 50 free to edge UF’s Friese (20.04) and freshman standout Adam Chaney (20.15).

Following the relay, three males broke 9 minutes within the 1000 free, with Georgia freshman Jake Magahey main the best way at 8:53.73, a lifetime finest by over a second. The Bulldogs grabbed second with senior Greg Reed at 8:55.00, a lifetime finest for him, whereas Florida junior Robert Finke, the American record-holder within the 1650 free, was upset and completed third (8:57.43). The trio jockeyed with comparable splits for a lot of the race, and Reed had the early lead, however he and Finke slipped as much as 27s no less than twice down the back-half of the race as Magahey stayed below 27 your entire second 500.

Magahey adverse cut up considerably, going 4:29.05 within the first 500 and 4:24.68 on the second, in comparison with borderline even splits from Reed (4:27.38/4:27.62) and Finke (4:28.86/4:28.57).

Florida’s Trey Freeman stopped the bleeding, clocking a 1:36.10 within the 200 free to edge forward of UGA sophomore Zach Hils (1:36.36). Freeman competed for UF as a freshman (2018-19) however redshirted last season to recover from knee surgery. It is a large swim for him; he hasn’t logged an official race since a September 2019 twin meet towards Florida Atlantic, the place he went 1:38.20 within the 200 free, 4:28.52 within the 500 free and 1:50.35 within the 200 again.

Florida junior Kieran Smith was thrown into the 200 fly to attempt to take out UGA’s 200 fly group, however Bulldog freshman Luca Urlando (1:44.05) and senior Camden Murphy (1:44.59) received the job carried out as Smith faltered to 3rd (1:44.74). If the reside outcomes splits are correct, Murphy touched at 50.89 (tied with Smith) on the 100, then fell method behind with a 28.23 third 50, then roared again with an absurd 25.47 last 50. That’s a great half-second faster on the ultimate 50 than Murphy’s personal 200 fly SEC title-winning efficiency final February, the place he went 1:40.93.

After the primary diving break, the place UGA’s Zachary Allen received the 1-meter (327.00) over Florida’s Leonardo Garcia (321.60), a Mizzou switch, Smith laid waste to the 100 free discipline with a 43.35, effectively forward of Hils (44.73).

Georgia was relentless, although. Javier Acevedo, a UGA senior, picked up wins within the 100 again (47.10) and 200 again (1:43.37). Magahey returned within the 500 free, going head-to-head with Florida’s Freeman. In one other marquee match-up, regardless of Freeman taking it out faster, Magahey out-split Freeman on the back-half to win it, 4:19.14 to 4:19.46.

Urlando and Murphy went 1-2 as soon as extra within the 100 fly; Urlando posted a 47.02 and Murphy a 47.04, and Murphy once more unleashed monster closing pace (22.9/24.1 in comparison with Urlando’s 22.1/24.9).


  • Dalmolin picked up a win within the 200 breast (1:59.99) for Georgia.
  • Florida junior Dillon Hillis clocked a 54.73 to the touch out Dalmolin (55.18) within the 100 breast.
  • Garcia got here again to win the 3-meter boards with a rating of 399.83, successful by greater than 50 factors.
  • Although he was denied the win within the 1000 free, Finke pulled out a decent victory within the 400 IM. He was 3:50.33, holding off a charging Andrew Abruzzo (3:50.83) of UGA.
  • The Gators received by a hair within the 400 free relay, 3:55.66 to three:55.77. Each groups had two sub-44 splits: Georgia had Hils (43.91) and Downing (43.32) whereas Florida had Chaney (43.46) and Smith (43.08). Downing actually carried out right here, regardless of UGA dropping the relay; his anchor leg was over two seconds faster than his particular person 100 free, the place he completed seventh at 45.99.