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Saturday November 23, 2002Women's Swim & Dive Upsets Georgia 137-106

Gainesville, FL

Freshman Vipa Bernhardt (Bad Hersfeld, Germany) broke the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke as the No. 3 University of Florida women's swimming and diving team defeated second-ranked Georgia 137-106 Saturday afternoon at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center Natatorium.

Bernhardt swam an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 2:11.74 in the 200-yard breaststroke, breaking the a Florida school record of 2:12.73 set by Cindy Ounpuu in 1986. Bernhardt also won the 200-yard individual medley with an NCAA provisional time of 2:02.35.

Freshman Jamie Reid (Orlando, Fla.) swam her first automatic qualifying time of the season, winning the 200-yard backstroke in 1:56.51. Reid also swam a provisional time of 2:03.43 in the 200-yard IM. Junior Sara McLarty (Deland, Fla.) won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:45.06 and finished with her third automatic qualifying time in the event. McLarty also swam a career-best, winning time of 9:36.79 in the 1,000-yard freestyle and finished second in the 200-yard IM with a provisional time of 2:02.91.

Two relay teams also swam NCAA provisional qualifying times for the Gators. The winning 400-yard freestyle relay team of senior Diane Tennison (Lafayette, La.), freshman Marietta Uhle (Sankt, Ingbert, Germany), junior Chantal Gibney (Dublin, Ireland) and sophomore Maureen Farrell (Northridge, Calif.) finished with a season-best, provisional time of 3:22.80. The 400-yard medley relay team consisting of Reid, Bernhardt, senior Cara Teague (Sugar Land, Texas) and Tennison finished second with a provisional time of 3:41.16.

The Gators recorded three NCAA automatic qualifying times and 14 NCAA provisional times. In the 200-yard freestyle Gibney , senior Anna Chapman (St. Simons Island, Ga.) and Uhle each swam provisional times. In the 200-yard butterfly three Gators swam provisional times including: sophomore Rebecca Harper (Richmond, Va.), Teague and junior Casey Seland (Longwood, Fla.). Farrell had two qualifying times as she finished second in the 50-yard freestyle (23.39) and third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.09). Chapman and sophomore Meredith Green each provisionally qualified in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:53.34 and 4:48.15, respectively.

Junior diver Nicole Bolt (Orlando, Fla.) won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events with scores of 290.78 and 289.80, respectively. Freshman diver Jessica Ranieri (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) finished second on the one-meter (268.50) and third on the three-meter springboard (269.85).


Florida 137, Georgia 106


Individual Results

Women's 1-meter Diving

1. Nicole Bolt, UF 290.78

2. Jessica Ranieri, UF 268.50

4. Kristen Connor, UF 257.77

exh. Maureen McGinty 225.52

Women's 400-yard Medley Relay

1. Georgia A 3:39.18#

(Gettel, Poewe, DeScenza, Kearns)

2. Florida B 3:41.16#

(Reid, Bernhardt, Teague, Tennison)

4. Florida C 3:46.87

(duPlessis, Huff, Harper, Ellis)

exh. Florida A 3:57.43

(Kennedy, Frega, Seland, Ecott)

Women's 1,000-yard Freestyle

1. Sara McLarty, UF 9:36.79

2. Meredith Green, UF 9:44.48

4. Jamie Tannhauser, UF 10:05.85

6. Blair Beard, UF 10:13.67

Women's 200-yard Freestyle

1. Mary DeScenza, UG 1:47.19^

2. Chantal Gibney, UF 1:50.07#

3. Anna Chapman, UF 1:50.18#

5. Mary Uhle, UF 1:50.60#

6. Jessica Schrock, UF 1:51.01

Women's 50-yard Freestyle

1. Maritza Correia, UG 22.70^

2. Maureen Farrell, UF 23.39#

6. Jaime Ellis, UF 24.03

7. Mandy Huff, UF 24.14

8. Renate duPlessis, UF 24.43

Women's 200-yard IM

1. Vipa Bernhardt, UF 2:02.35#

2. Sara McLarty, UF 2:02.91#

6. Jamie Reid, UF 2:03.43#

7. Danielle Duncan, UF 2:04.42

Women's 3-meter Diving

1. Nicole Bolt, UF 289.80

3. Jessica Ranieri, UF 269.85

4. Kristen Connor, UF 245.63

exh. Maureen McGinty, UF 236.10

Women's 200-yard Butterfly

1. Mary DeScenza, UG 1:57.46^

2. Rebecca Harper, UF 2:00.42#

3. Cara Teague, UF 2:01.12#

4. Casey Seland, UF 2:02.14#

8. Kim Ecott, UF 2:06.10

Women's 100-yard Freestyle

1. Maritza Correia, UG 49.37^

3. Chantal Gibney, UF 51.29

4. Diane Tennison, UF 51.56

7. Mary Uhle, UF 52.14

Women's 200-yard Backstroke

1. Jamie Reid, UF 1:56.51^

3. Maureen Farrell, UF 1:58.09#

6. Renate duPlessis, UF 2:05.83

Women's 500-yard Freestyle

1. Sara McLarty, UF 4:45.06^

2. Meredith Green, UF 4:48.15#

5. Anna Chapman, UF 4:53.34#

6. Jessica Schrock, UF 4:58.61

Women's 200-yard Breaststroke

1. Vipa Bernhardt, UF 2:11.74^%

5. Danielle Duncan, UF 2:19.05

6. Katie Kennedy, UF 2:19.37

7. Cerian Gibbes, UF 2:19.80

Women's 400-yard Freestyle Relay

1. Florida A 3:22.80#

(Tennison, Uhle, Gibney, Farrell)

3. Florida B 3:28.17

(Ellis, Teague, Chapman, Huff)

^ NCAA Automatic Qualifying Time

# NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time

% School Record


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