Thursday October 25, 2007#6 Men's Swimming Defeats #8 Georgia, 132-111
“We had alot of close races today. We lost some close ones early in the meet and it showed a lot of character to come back out and compete the second half of the meet,” said head coach Gregg Troy.
Fraser swam an outstanding race in the 200 free, missing first place by five one hundredths of a second. His time of 1:53.15 was a provisional qualifying standard time. Roland Rudolf (Budapest, Hungary) took fourth with a time of 1:54.99 while Grant Johnson (Clearwater, Fla.) and Matt Norton (Port Orange, Fla.) rounded out the top six, finishing fifth and six respectively.
Jos Smith (
The 200 butterfly proved to be another strong event for the
Gators. J.B. Walsh (
Fraser was strong again in the 100 free, finishing first with a team-best time of 52.22 seconds. Penniman placed third with his second best time of the season at 53.16.
Rudolf swam his second best time of the season in the 200 back, winning the event with a time of 2:03.20, marking his second provisional qualifying time in the event and third overall this season. Pinzon was strong as well as he came to the wall in 2:04.61 to place second. For Pinzon it was his third overall qualifying time and first in the event. Tullius rounded out the top three, finishing with a time of 2:05.69.
Work returned for the 400 free and took the second place spot with a time of 4:00.27. He was joined by McLarty who finished fourth with a time of 4:07.23.
Burckle had one of his strongest swims of the day in the 200
breast, missing his season best time by just hundredths to finish first with a
time of 2:21.24. He was followed by Ally
who took second with a time of 2:24.15, a season best and Kyle Deery (
“Clark Burckle was very consistent, key leg of the relay, good breast
at end of the meet,” said
Smith, Penniman, Hughes and Rudolf wrapped up the meet in style when they finished two seconds ahead of the competition with a time of 3:29.62 to finish first in the 400 free relay. B. Fraser, McLarty, Work and Johnson took third with an overall time of 3:33.62.
On the diving boards it was Aaron