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Thursday August 1, 2013Gators Post Lifetime Bests During the Second Day of US Open

Gainesville, Fla.

Six Gator swimmers earned final swims during the second day of competition at the US Open in Irvine, Calif. During the sequence of the five day meet, 21 University of Florida student-athletes are participating in the international long-course event.


Junior Alicia Mathieu (Marlborough, Conn.) posted her career low in the 400-meter freestyle with a 10th place swim of 4:13.64. Mathieu also finished 10th in prelims with a mark of 4:13.99.


Freshman Ashlee Linn (Southfield, Mich.) delivered an 11th place finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:14.18. Linn dropped time from prelims to finals after notching a time of 2:14.79 in her morning swim. Freshman Sierra Kuhn (Verona, Wis.) also picked up a second swim in the event, and took 20th overall with a time of 2:16.68.


In the menís 400 free, sophomore Billy Silva(Gainesville, Fla.) and freshman Ryan Rosenbaum (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) picked up second swims in the ĎCí final. Silva came in 23rd with a time of 3:58.12 after registering a lifetime best 3:57.86 in prelims. Rosenbaum placed 24th with a time of 3:.58.20 after securing his lifetime low of 3:57.01 in prelims.


Sophomore Ricky Munch (Clifton, Va.) dropped over four seconds from his previous best in the 200 breaststroke, and ended his run in 21st with a time of 2:17.23. Munch cranked out his career low of 2:16.44 in prelims.


Prelims begin every morning at 9:00 a.m. (PST) and finals begin every evening at 6:00 p.m. (PST). Full recaps will be available the morning after each event. Gator results are listed at the bottom. †


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Womenís 400-meter freestyle:

Alicia Mathieu, 10th, 4:13.64


Menís 400-meter freestyle:

William Silva, 23rd, 3:58.12

Ryan Rosenbaum, 24th, 3:58.20


Menís 200-meter breast:

Ricky Munch, 21st, 2:17.23


Womenís 200-meter back:

Ashlee Linn, 11th, 2:14.18

Sierra Kuhn, 20th, 2:16.68




Womenís 400-meter freestyle:

Alicia Mathieu, 10th, 4:13.99

Jordan Smith, 27th, 4:17.94

Taylor Roy, 36th, 4:20.63

Lauren Neidigh, 68th, 4:27.02


Menís 400-meter freestyle:

Ryan Rosenbaum, 20th, 3:57.01

William Silva, 22nd, 3:57.86

Arthur Frayler, 30th, 3:59.01

Austin Manganiello, 39th, 4:00.33

Adam Bull, 42nd, 4:00.98

Connor Signorin, 4:04.41


Menís 200-meter breast:

Ricky Munch, 20th, 2:16.44

Luke Torres, 67th, 2:22.45


Womenís 200-meter back:

Ashlee Linn, 11th, 2:14.79

Sierra Kuhn, 24th, 2:17.16


Menís 200-meter back:

Mathew Thompson, 36th, 2:04.36

Connor Signorin, 37th, 2:04.38

Austin Manganiello, 39th, 2:04.55

Carlos Omana, 40th, 2:04.60


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