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Thursday October 24, 2002Women's Swimming Team Defeats Michigan 173-122

Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida women's swimming team defeated the University of Michigan 173-122 at the Canham Natatorium Thursday evening. The Gators won 10 of 14 events they scored in and finished with top times in two events they exhibitioned.

The meet was highlighted by four NCAA qualifying times. Senior Sara McLarty (DeLand, Fla.) swam her third straight NCAA automatic qualifying time, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.31. McLarty had already automatically qualified for the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:07.25) and the 400-yard individual medley (2:01.47), and she has also swam a provisional qualifying time in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.47).

Sophomore Maureen Farrell (Northridge, Calif.) won the 100-yard backstroke and swam an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 56.62. Farrell also won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:01.96. Freshman Vipa Bernhardt (Bad Hersfeld, Germany) also swam a NCAA provisional time of 1:02.88 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Freshman Jamie Reid (Orlando, Fla.) swam a provisional qualifying time of 4:22.01 as an exhibition swimmer in the 400-yard IM.

Junior Chantal Gibney (Dublin, Ireland) won two events, finishing first in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles with times of 51.89 and 1:50.88, respectively. Sophomore Meredith Green (Chapel Hill, N.C.) won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:48.56, touching the wall seven seconds ahead of the other swimmers. Senior Anna Chapman (St. Simons Island, Ga.) finished second behind Green in the 1,000-yard free with a time of 10:05.97.

Junior diver Nicole Bolt (Orlando, Fla.) placed first with a score of 288.90 and freshman Jessica Ranieri (Huntingdon Vall, Pa.) scored 279.90 on the one-meter springboard to finish second. Bolt also finished second on the three-meter springboard with a score of 304.20.

Florida will travel to State College, Pa. to take on Penn State Saturday, October 26 at 1 p.m. at the McCoy Natatorium.

SCORE

Florida 173, Michigan 122

Individual Results

Women's One-Meter Diving

  1. Nicole Bolt, UF, 288.90
  2. Jessica Ranieri, UF, 279.90

3. Kristen Connor, UF, 264.15

exh. Maureen McGinty, UF, 206.77

Women's 400-yard Medley Relay

  1. Michigan A, 3:46.24
  2. Florida A, 3:47.46

(Reid, Bernhardt, Harper, Uhle)

3. Florida B, 3:48.24

(Farrell, Huff, Teague, Tennison)

Women's 1,000-yard Freestyle

  1. Meredith Green, UF, 9:48.56
  2. Anna Chapman, UF, 10:05.97

5. Desiree Frega, UF, 10:19.96

Women's 200-yard Freestyle

  1. Chantal Gibney, UF, 1:50.88

3. Jamie Tannhauser, UF, 1:52.19

4. Jamie Reid, UF, 1:52.76

exh. Diane Tennison, UF, 1:55.08

Women's 100-yard Backstroke

1. Maureen Farrell, UF, 56.62

2. Renate duPlessis, UF, 57.54

5. Cara Teague, UF, 59.08

exh. Danielle Duncan, UF, 59.49

Women's 100-yard Breaststroke

1. Vipa Bernhardt, UF, 1:02.88

2. Mandy Huff, UF, 1:04.28

4. Cerian Gibbes, UF, 1:06.50

exh. Katie Kennedy, UF, 1:07.54

Women's 200-yard Butterfly

1. Anne Weilbacher, Michigan, 2:04.83

2. Mary Uhle, UF, 2:06.04

3. Kim Ecott, UF, 2:06.17

5. Jessica Schrock, UF, 2:07.41

Women's 50-yard Freestyle

  1. Laura Kaznecki, Michigan, 24.15
  2. Jaime Ellis, UF, 24.38
  3. Sara McLarty, UF, 24.61

6. Casey Seland, UF, 25.09

Women's 3-Meter Diving

1. Laura Kaznecki, Michigan, 24.15

2. Nicole Bolt, UF, 304.20

3. Jessica Ranieri, UF, 272.17

4. Kristen Connor, UF, 263.25

exh. Maureen McGinty, UF, 220.57

Women's 100-yard Freestyle

  1. Chantal Gibney, UF, 51.89
  2. Diane Tennison, UF, 52.65
  3. Vipa Bernhardt, UF, 53.67
  4. Exh. Blair Beard, UF, 55.36

  5. Danielle Duncan, UF, 2:06.42

Women's 200-yard Backstroke

1. Maureen Farrell, UF, 2:01.96

3. Renate duPlessis, UF, 2:06.65

4. Rebecca Harper, UF, 2:07.93

Women's 200-yard Breaststroke

1. Mandy Huff, UF, 2:20.00

2. Cerian Gibbes, UF, 2:20.89

Women's 500-yard Freestyle

1. Sara McLarty, UF, 4:44.31

2. Jamie Tannhauser, UF, 4:54.83

5. Anna Chapman, UF, 5:02.53

exh. Desiree Frega, UF, 5:05.21

Women's 100-yard Butterfly

1. Cara Teague, UF, 56.43

3. Casey Seland, UF, 57.06

5. Danielle Duncan, UF, 59.34

exh. Kim Ecott, UF, 59.71

Women's 400-yard IM

1. Julie Kern, Michigan, 4:34.97

exh. Jamie Reid, UF, 4:22.01

exh. Meredith Green, UF, 4:25.43

exh. Katie Kennedy, UF, 4:27.71

exh. Rebecca Harper, UF, 4:29.40

 

Women's Three-meter Diving

1 Nicole Bolt, UF, 284.55

  1. Jessica Ranieri, UF, 280.72
  2. Kristen Connor, UF, 252.37

Women's 400-yard Freestyle Relay

  1. Michigan A, 3:30.13

Exh. Florida A, 3:29.12

(Gibney, Uhle, Farrell, Huff)

exh. Florida B, 3:31.17

(McLarty, duPlessis, Tannhauser, Teague)

 

 

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