The defending national champions Emory University Women's Swimming and Diving team opened the 2017-18 season Wednesday evening, hosting the University of Georgia at the Madeleine Jude Brown Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
The meet consisted of primarily relay events including the 200 Medley, 500 Free, 300 Butterfly, 300 Backstroke, 200 Freestyle, 300 Breaststroke and the 400 Freestyle as well as mixed 200 Freestyle and 400 Medley. UGA came away with the victory, edging out the Eagles 40-21.
Juniors Fiona Muir, Meg Taylor, sophomore Caroline Olson and freshman Lucy Daro earned five points in the 400 Freestyle, turning in a time of 3:34.50 as did the 300 Breaststroke trio of juniors Hannah Lally, Ashley Daniels and Amelia Hartje with a time of 3:27.48.
Leading the Eagles in other events were Olson, Lally, Taylor and senior Megan Campbell in the 200 Medley (1:49.41); Muir, Daro and seniors Cindy Cheng, Julia Wawer in the 500 Free (4:39.92); sophomore Maria Kyle and freshmen Rachel Song, Bethany Seagraves in the 300 Fly (2:55.97), Cheng, Seagraves and senior Sia Beasley in the 300 Back (2:55.99); and Wawer, Taylor, senior Ming Ong and freshman Christy Taylor in the 200 Free (1:40.10).
The Emory swimmers return to the pool next Friday, October 6th, with the annual Blue-Gold Intrasquad meet.