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Sunday December 4, 2011Gators Compete at 2011 AT&T Winter Nationals

Atlanta, Ga.

Select Gators were on hand in Atlanta, Ga., this weekend for the 2011 AT&T Winter Nationals at the Georgia Tech Natatorium, and GatorZone is here with a full report.


Familiar names dove into the pool, to represent the Gators in Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Elizabeth Beisel (North Kingstown, R.I.), Teresa Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa.), Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.), Sebastien Rousseau (Cape TownSouth Africa) and Dara Torres (Coral Springs, Fla.)., along with a slew of other Gator swimmers from the past and present.


For day-to-day results, including preliminary times for all Gator swimmers that took to the pool for the USA Swimming Winter Nationals, please see below.


Full results from the 2011 AT&T Winter Nationals, including times from prelims and finals, can be found through OMEGA Timing by following this link.


Day One


After the first night of the 2011 AT&T Winter Nationals came to a close, a quartet of Gators found themselves in the A finals at the Georgia Tech Natatorium.


A duo of Gators clinched silver medals Thursday night as Torres finished second in the 50m free, touching in 25.24, and Rousseau in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 1:59.55.


Lochte followed behind Rousseau, finishing the 200 IM in 2:01.42 for sixth.

U.S. National Team Member, Beisel, finished 10th in the 400 free with a 4:15.88 mark, and completed the 200 IM in 2:17.69 for eighth.



Four Gators advanced to the finals on the first day of competition in Atlanta as Beisel, Lochte, Rousseau and Torres finished atop the standings in the morning prelims.


Beisel paced the Gators, qualifying for the finals in the first event of the night, the 400m free, finishing ninth in 4:14.69. The sophomore Florida swimmer will be joined by fellow U.S. National Team members: Elizabeth Pelton, Katie Hoff, Caitlin Leverenz, Kathleen Hersey, Jasmine Tosky and Morgan Scroggy in the nightís final heat.


Rousseau topped the pool of competitors in the menís 200 IM with a 2:00.57. World-record holder and Gator, Lochte, will join him in the finals after finishing with an eighth place effort of 2:02.67.


Gator great, Torres, finished fourth in the 50m free prelims to advance to the evening finals, while Sarah Bateman (Orlando, Fla.) narrowly missed the A finals, finishing 11th in 25.88.

Gators in the Ďlims
Womenís 400-meter free
Elizabeth Beisel, 9th, 4:14.69

Jamie Bohunicky, 19th, 14:18.55
Menís 400-meter free
Conor Dwyer, 26th, 3:59.57
Nicholas Caldwell, 40th, 4:02.93
Dan Wallace, 54th, 4:05.34
Connor Signorin, 61st, 4:08.90

Carlos Omana, 77th, 4:12.29

Womenís 200-meter IM
Elizabeth Beisel, 5th, 2:14.95
Teresa Crippen, 27th, 2:18.78
Stephanie Proud, 50th, 2:20.95
Hilda Luthersdottir, 97th, 2:24.11
Menís 200-meter IM
Sebastien Rousseau, 1st, 2:00.57
Ryan Lochte, 8th, 2:02.67
Conor Dwyer, 26th, 2:05.44
Marcin Cieslak, 35th, 2:06.11
Eduardo Solaeche-Gomes, 42nd, 2:06.72
Dan Wallace, 55th, 2:07.84
Matt Elliott, 74th, 2:09.53
Carlos Omana, 84th, 2:10.72

Womenís 50-meter free
Dara Torres, 4th, 25.50
Sarah Bateman, 11th, 25.88
Jamie Bohunicky, 55th, 26.79
Ellese Zalewski, 110th, 27.78
Menís 50-meter free
Shaune Fraser, 53rd, 23.63
Brett Fraser, 62nd, 23.81
Brad deBorde, 65th, 23.88
Matt Curby, 101st, 24.51

Day Two


Three Gators that took to the pool on the first night of competition, made another appearance on the second night of finals at the 2011 AT&T Winter Nationals in Atlanta, Ga.

Lochte was the highest finisher on Friday evening, when he took fourth in the menís 400 IM with a time of 4:20.05, while Rousseau touched the wall in 1:49.44 for ninth in the menís 200 free.

Beisel finished the 400 IM with an eighth place effort of 4:48.63.



Beisel was the first Gator of the day to qualify for the evening finals, when she finished third in the womenís 400 IM, touching in 4:45.88. Fellow Gator, Lochte, also took third in the 400 IM, repeating a similar pattern from this past summerís 2011 FINA World Championships when both swimmers swept the 400 IM together. Lochte finished in 4:22.26, behind Tyler Harris and Robert Margalis.

Rousseau finished eighth in the 200 free, touching in 1:49.93 to advance to his second A final appearance on the weekend.

Gators in the Ďlims
Womenís 400-meter IM
Elizabeth Beisel, 3rd, 4:45.88
Stephanie Proud, 13th, 4:52.73
Teresa Crippen, 16th, 4:55.01
Menís 400-meter IM

Ryan Lochte, 3rd, 4:22.26
Connor Signorin, 18th, 4:30.36
Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez, 22nd, 4:31.62
Conor Dwyer, 23rd, 4:31.90
Dan Wallace, 37th, 4:34.15
Matt Elliott, 44th, 4:35.59
Nicholas Caldwell, 51st, 4:38.39
Carlos Omana, 60th, 4:40.36


Womenís 100-meter fly
Sarah Bateman, 35th, 1:01.85

Ellese Zalewski, 113th, 1:04.51

Menís 100-meter fly

Marcin Cieslak, 39th, 55.46
Marco Loughran, 64th, 57.08


Womenís 200-meter free
Elizabeth Beisel, 24th, 2:03.05
Jamie Bohunicky, 25th, 2:03.21
Teresa Crippen, 49th, 2:05.37
Stephanie Proud, 75th, 2:06.73
Menís 200-meter free
Sebastien Rousseau, 8th, 1:49.93
Shaune Fraser, 15th, 1:51.29
Conor Dwyer, 27th, 1:52.17
Brett Fraser, 32nd, 1:52.56
Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez, 50th, 1:53.95
Nicholas Caldwell, 54th, 1:54.13
Dan Wallace, 72nd, 1:56.06
Connor Signorin, 84th, 1:56.66
Matt Curby, 94th, 1:58.79
Brad deBorde, 96th, 1:59.87

Womenís 100-meter breaststroke

Hilda Luthersdottir, 47th, 1:13.29
Sarah Bateman, 81st, 1:15.10
Menís 100-meter breaststroke
Conor Dwyer, 40th, 1:03.95
Matthew Elliott, 49th, 1:04.44

Womenís 100-meter backstroke
Gemma  Spofforth, 69th, 1:05.40
Ellese Zalewski, 101st, 1:06.58
Menís 100-meter backstroke
Ryan Lochte, 12th, 56.30
Marco Loughran, 31st, 57.61
Shaune Fraser, 38th, 58.10
Brett Fraser, 52nd, 58.89
Matt Curby, 72nd, 1:00.39

Day Three


Sebastien Rousseau chipped away in the menís 200 fly, touching the wall first in 1:56.77 to claim a championship title at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals. His time was just short of breaking the top 25 in the world.


Crippen finished fifth in the 200 fly finals, touching in 2:11.46. Beisel also clinched a fifth-place finish, stopping the clock at 2:12.09 in the 200 back.


Rousseau and Beisel will each make their way to the pool for the final night of the USA Winter Nationals following their efforts in the morning prelims.


Rousseau touched the wall first in the 200 fly with a time of 1:56.81. Sophomore Marcin Cieslak (Warsaw, Poland) finished the prelims in 2:02.18 for 14th, just missing the A final.


Elizabeth Beisel advanced to the finals in the 200 back with a 2:23.09 finish that pinned her as the fifth seed heading into the nightís finals as the fifth seed. While, fellow Gator and U.S. National team member, Crippen, advanced to the finals in the 200 fly with a sixth-place finish in 2:12.79.


Womenís 200-meter backstroke
Elizabeth Beisel, 5th, 2:13.09
Stephanie Proud, 12th, 2:14.69
Teresa Crippen, 30th, 2:17.22
Gemma Spofforth, 66th, 2:21.87
Menís 200-meter backstroke
Connor Signorin, 45th, 2:09.16
Carlos Omana, 47th, 2:09.50


Womenís 100-meter freestyle
Jamie Bohunicky, 45th, 57.57
Sarah Bateman, 66th, 58.29
Ellese Zalewski, 96th, 59.40
Gemma Spofforth, 117th, 1:01.60
Menís 100-meter freestyle
Shaune Fraser, 28th, 50.61
Brett Fraser, 37th, 50.94
Ryan Lochte, 41st, 51.17
Conor Dwyer, 84th, 52.54
Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez, 88th, 52.67
Brad deBorde, 91st, 52.70
Matt Curby, 96th, 52.95


Womenís 200-meter breaststroke
Hilda Luthersdottir, 48th, 2:39.76
Menís 200-meter breaststroke
Matt Elliott, 43rd, 2:21.54

Womenís 200-meter butterfly
Teresa Crippen, 6th, 2:12.79
Jamie Bohunicky, 34th, 2:17.53
Elizabeth Beisel, 52nd, 2:19.01
Ellese Zalewski, 77th, 2:24.69
Menís 200-meter butterfly
Sebastien Rousseau, 1st, 1:56.81
Marcin Cieslak, 14th, 2:02.18
Connor Signorin, 50th, 2:07.77
Eduardo Solaeche Gomez, 52nd, 2:07.90
Austin Manganiello, 56th, 2:08.61
Dan Wallace, 61st, 2:09.31
Nicholas Caldwell, 62nd, 2:09.59
Carlos Omana, 68th, 2:14.25


Menís 1,500-meter freestyle
Nicholas Caldwell, 21st, 16:05.33


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