Tuesday February 5, 2013Gator Women Earn Top Spot in Endless Pools / CollegeSwimming.com Top 25, Men Fourth
In the latest Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com poll, the University of Florida’s women were awarded the top spot for their upset of SEC foe Tennessee Friday on Senior Night. The Gators won 167-133 to give the Lady Vols their first loss of the season. The UF men came in at No. 4 for their performance at the SMU Classic in early January.
The Endless Pools/Collegeswimming.com Top 25 ranks each team based on their top performance over the preceding month. In the win over Tennessee, the Gators took eight individual victories in the meet from six different student-athletes. Senior Jamie Bohunicky had a stellar night in her final home meet of her career. She won the 500 free in a time of 4:39.93 to earn a NCAA “B” time in the event. She also grabbed a second place finish in the 200 free with her time of 1:44.57 that ranks third in the SEC.
Junior Elizabeth Beisel (North Kingstown, R.I.) added two wins as she finished first in the 200 back and 200 IM, earning NCAA “B” times in both. Also recording two victories was freshman Natalie Hinds (Midland, Texas) who swept the sprint freestyle events, and added a second place finish in the 100 fly. Newcomer Kahlia Warner (Queensland, Australia) won the women’s one-meter diving event to start the meet off and added a second place finish on the three-meter board.
The men’s fourth place ranking comes after they finished third at the SMU Classic on January 18-19. Eight swimmers and one diver traveled to Dallas, Texas to compete in the two day meet. The Gators finished with 318 points, just 12 points behind first place Southern California and nine behind Michigan in second.
The team was led by redshirt junior Sebastien Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa) who tallied three wins during the meet. He took first in the 400 IM, 500 free and 200 fly and earned his second NCAA “A” time in the 400 IM. Also contributing wins were junior Marcin Cieslak (Warsaw, Poland) who won the 100 fly and sophomore Matt Elliott (Peoria, Ill.) with a win in the 200 breast.
The complete poll can be found here.