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Friday October 11, 2013Gator Men to Compete Against Minnesota in First Dual Meet of the Year

Gainesville, Fla.

The Florida men’s swimming and diving team will open up dual meet competition on the road against Minnesota tomorrow at 11 a.m. (ET). The event will take place at the University Aquatic Center, the site of the Women’s Swimming and Diving NCAA Championships March 20-22.

 

The Gators will face off against a Minnesota team that placed 18th at last year’s NCAA Championships with 53 points and fourth at last year’s Big Ten Championships.

 

All-Time History: The Gators are 3-1 against the Golden Gophers, most recently winning a 2007 dual by a score of 158-142. The programs competed four times in a home-and-home series for five years from 2003 to 2007.

 

Sound Bites: “This is a good opportunity to compete against a really good Big Ten team. They are a well-coached team and they have some very good athletes. It will be a good challenge for us this weekend.”-Head Coach Gregg Troy

 

Last Time Out: The Gator men captured their fourth consecutive Pinch A Penny All-Florida Invitational, winning all 16 swimming events, including five relays, and totaling 1269 points. The field consisted of UF, Florida State, Miami, Nova Southeastern and Florida Southern.

 

Cutting Time: At the All-Florida Invitational, the Gators tallied 14 NCAA provisional cuts. The following student-athletes boast NCAA B cuts going into the dual with Minnesota:

 

·         Senior Marcin Cieslak(Warsaw, Poland) -200 fly (1:45.03), 100 fly (47.36), 200 IM (1:46.00)

·         Junior Dan Wallace (North Berwick, Scotland) -1650 free(15:22.15), 500 free (4:23.09)

·         Sophomore Arthur Frayler (Fort Washington, Pa.) -1650 free (15:22.35)

·         Junior Carlos Omana (Miami, Fla.) -200 back (1:45.76), 200 IM (1:49.09)

·         Sophomore Corey Main (Auckland, New Zealand) -200 back (1:46.26), 200 free (1:37.69), 100 back (47.70)

·         Red-shirt senior Sebastien Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa) -400 IM (3:49.29)

·         Junior Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez (Madrid, Spain) - 400 IM (3:49.47), 200 IM (1:46.76)

 

Gopher Stars: The Golden Gophers are led by senior sprinter Derek Toomey. Toomey placed third in the 50 free at last year’s national championships. Freshman Daryl Turner and sophomore diver Manny Pollard each earned conference honors of the week following Minnesota’s 190-95 win over Arizona State.

 

Order of Events:

400 Medley Relay

1000 Free

200 Free

100 Back

100 Breast

200 Fly

50 Free

1 Meter Diving

100 Free

200 Back

200 Breast

500 Free

100 Fly

3 Meter Diving

400 IM

400 Free Relay

 

Fan Information: Live scoring for the meet can be found through the following link

 

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