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Saturday November 19, 2011Florida Women Still in Lead, Men in Second After Day Two of Georgia Tech Invitational

Atlanta, Ga.

After 28 events and two days of competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational, the University of Florida swimming and diving team is coming to a close in Atlanta. Following the second day of competition, the women’s squad still remains in first place with 742.5 points ahead of Florida State (682), while the men have fallen behind Virginia Tech (853.5) to sit in second with 820 points heading into the final day of competition.

 

The women secured two individual wins and five other top-three times on the second day of the Georgia Tech Invitational to keep the lead, while the men captured one individual and one relay victory on the night.

Elizabeth Beisel  (North Kingstown, R.I.) captured her first victory of the weekend in the 400 IM when she stopped the clock in 4:07.88 – four seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Teammate Teresa Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa.) followed suit and claimed third in the event with a time of 4:14.61, as both swimmers picked up NCAA “B” provisional marks in the event.

Gainesville native, Jamie Bohunicky (Gainesville, Fla.), has proven to be a consistent competitor for the Gators throughout the season, as she continued that reputation on Saturday evening when she finished first in the 200 free (1:46.14).  The Gators closed out a one-two finish in the event when freshman Natasha Fung (Edmonton, Canada) touched the wall in 1:46.49, just behind Bohunicky for second place.

Senior Sarah Bateman (Orlando, Fla.) and sophomore Hilda Luthersdottir (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) each finished second and picked up NCAA “B” marks in their respective events on the second night of competition. Bateman clocked in at 56.68 in the 100 fly, while Luthersdottir finished the 100 breast in 1:02.35.

Freshman Matt Elliott (Peoria, Ill.) secured the lone individual title for the Gators Saturday evening when he finished the 200 breast in 55.66.

A pair of Florida swimmers in Connor Signorin (East Windsor, N.J.) and Eduardo Solaeche (Madrid, Spain) finished two-three, and secured NCAA “B” times in the 400 IM. Signorin claimed the runner-up spot in 3:51.34, while Solaeche touched the wall in 3:52.06 for third.

Gabriel Huen (Caracas, Venezuela) was the highest finisher for the Gators in the 100 fly with a 50.19 mark for seventh, while freshman Nicholas Caldwell (Sarasota, Fla.) accomplished the same feat in the 200 free finishing fifth in 1:40.46 to lead Florida swimmers in each event.

Florida’s success in the relays continued as the women finished second in the 200 medley and first in the 800 free races. The group of Beisel, Luthersdottir, Ellese Zalewski and Bateman finished the 200 medley relay in a NCAA “B” 1:41.95, behind Florida Gulf Coast for the runner-up spot. Later, the Gators closed out the night in lightning speed as Crppen, Beisel, Fung and Bohunicky teamed up to stop the clock in 7:14.29, eight seconds before second-place Florida State, to claim first.

 

The quartet of Signorin, Dan Wallace (North Berwick, Scotland), Caldwell and Scott Heil (Skillman, N.J.) captured the 800 free title in 6:37.08 – a NCAA “B” provisional time – to secure their first relay victory of the weekend.

 

On the boards, Anthony Lewark (Davie, Fla.) finished seventh in one-meter competition with 333.00 points, while brother and teammate Michael Lewark (Davie, Fla.) led the way for the Gators on the three-meter boards with 336.95 points for seventh as well. For the women, senior Kaylee Doback (Brandon, Fla.) finished the one-meter competition with 252.10 points for 12th, while Danielle Risley  (Jacksonville, Fla.) was the highest finisher for Florida on the three-meter boards with 276.5 points for 11th.

Results from day one can be found here.

 

Live results for day three of the Georgia Tech Invitational can be found by following this link.

 

The Georgia Tech Invitational will conclude tomorrow, on Sunday, November 20, 2011 with prelims beginning at 9 a.m. and finals slated for 3 p.m. Swimmers will take to the pool for the 1,650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 freestyle relay, while divers will compete on the platform. Gator fans are encouraged to follow the swimming and diving program via Twitter or Facebook. A complete recap of the weekend’s events will be available on www.Gatorzone.com following the conclusion of the meet on Sunday evening.

TEAM RANKINGS THROUGH DAY 1

 

WOMEN

Place

Team

Points

1

Florida

742.5

2

Florida State

682

3

Virginia Tech

588.5

4

Georgia Tech

466

5

Miami

404.5 

6

Florida Gulf Coast

358

7

Clemson

229.5

8

Florida Atlantic

218

9

Auburn

122

10

Alabama

23

MEN

Place

Team

Points

1

Virginia Tech

853.5

2

Florida

820

3

Florida State

667.5

4

Georgia Tech

439.5

5

Clemson

401.5

6

Florida Atlantic

283

7

Alabama

46

7

Auburn

46

9

Miami

30

 

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