Georgia expands lead in NCAA women's swimming
ATLANTA (AP) Georgia scored in all six events Thursday on the first full day of competition at the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships, moving the Bulldogs closer to their seventh national title.
Georgia leads defending national champion California 174-144.5 with two full days of competition to come.
Freshman Olivia Smoliga won the 50-yard freestyle for the Bulldogs in 21.21 seconds. Senior teammates Brittany MacLean (4:33.05) and Hali Flickinger (4:33.35) finished second and third in the 500-yard freestyle behind two-time national champion Leah Smith of Virginia (4:31.33).
Stanford freshman Ella Eastin also set an NCAA record when she won the 200 individual medley in 1:51.65.
Behind Georgia and California – which have combined for the previous five national titles – are Southern California (121.5), Virginia (118), Texas A&M (110.5) and Stanford (110).