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Monday January 13, 2003Women's Swim & Dive Defeats Miami 135-99

Gainesville, FL

The second ranked University of Florida women's swimming and diving team recorded their second win in two days after defeating the University of Miami 135-99 Monday afternoon at the Norman Whitten Pool in Coral Gables, Fla.

The Gators won five events and finished with top times in the two events they exhibitioned.

The 400-yard medley team consisting of senior Renate duPlessis (Capetown, South Africa), freshman Mandy Huff (Gold Hill, N.C.), freshman Vipa Bernhardt (Bad Hersfeld, Germany) and junior Chantal Gibney (Dublin, Ireland) won the first event of the afternoon in a time of 3:50.46.

Sophomore Jessica Schrock (Palm Harbor, Fla.) won her first event of the year in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:13.22.

Junior Casey Seland (Longwood, Fla.) and sophomore Meredith Green (Chapel Hill, N.C.) took one and two in the 200-yard butterfly with times of 2:03.24 and 2:03.49, respectively.

Senior Anna Chapman (St. Simons Island) also won her first event of the season in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:58.91. Junior Sara McLarty (Deland, Fla.) was the other winner for the Gators as she placed first in the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:02.98.

As an exhibition swimmer, sophomore Katie Kennedy (Ft. Myers, Fla.) finished with the top time in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:21.77). The 400-yard freestyle relay team consisting of junior Jaime Ellis (Spring, Texas), sophomore Maureen Farrell (Northridge, Calif.), senior Cara Teague (Sugar Land, Texas) and McLarty also finished with a top time of 3:32.52.

Junior diver Nicole Bolt (Orlando, Fla.) had two second place finishes in the one- and three-meter springboard competitions with scores of 189.30 and 187.10.

The women's swim and dive team will return to their SEC conference schedule as they travel to top-ranked Auburn Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. and Alabama Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m.



400-yard Medley Relay

1. Florida B 3:50.46

(duPlessis, Huff, Bernhardt, Gibney)

2. Florida A 3:52.30

(Farrell, Duncan, Harper, Uhle)

exh. Florida C 3:57.52

(McLarty, Frega, Seland, Green)

1,000-yard Freestyle

1. Jessica Schrock, UF 10:13.22

2. Kim Ecott, UF 10:20.01

3. Katie Kennedy, UF 10:31.39

200-yard Freestyle

1. Manon Van Rooijen, UM 1:51.20

2. Mary Uhle, UF 1:51.70

3. Maureen Farrell, UF 1:51.98

4. Anna Chapman, UF 1:53.60

5. Jamie Tannhauser, UF 1:53.85

50-yard Freestyle

1. Christine Williams, UM 24.10

2. Renate duPlessis, UF 24.52

3. Chantal Gibney, UF 24.84

5. Vipa Bernhardt, UF 25.26

6. Sara McLarty, UF 25.70

200-yard IM

1. Elaine Schwartz, UM 2:06.53

2. Jaime Ellis, UF 2:06.60

3. Cara Teague, UF 2:07.94

4. Mary Uhle, UF 2:11.05

5. Rebecca Harper, UF 2:11.29

One-Meter Diving

1. Melanie Rinaldi, UM 192.65

2. Nicole Bolt, UF 189.30

3. Jessica Ranieri, UF 185.40

4. Kristen Connor, UF 169.00

5. Maureen McGinty, UF 144.85

200-yard Fly

1. Casey Seland, UF 2:03.24

2. Meredith Green, UF 2:03.49

4. Blair Beard, UF 2:06.88

100-yard Freestyle

1. Manon Van Rooijen, UM 51.32

2. Mary Uhle, UF 52.19

3. Chantal Gibney, UF 52.60

4. Cara Teague, UF 53.25

7. Jamie Tannhauser, UF 55.79

200-yard Backstroke

1. Sara McLarty, UF 2:02.98

2. Renate duPlessis, UF 2:05.34

3. Jaime Ellis, UF 2:06.49

5. Rebecca Harper, UF 2:10.96

500-yard Freestyle

1. Anna Chapman, UF 4:58.91

2. Desiree Frega, UF 4:59.51

3. Kim Ecott, UF 5:03.65

4. Blair Beard, UF 5:04.19

5. Danielle Duncan, UF 5:10.91

Three-Meter Diving

1. Melanie Rinaldi, UM 218.00

2. Nicole Bolt, UF 187.10

3. Kristen Connor, UF 180.85

4. Maureen McGinty, UF 162.70

200-yard Breaststroke

1. Meghan Clabby, UM 2:27.17

exh. Katie Kennedy, UF 2:21.77

exh. Mandy Huff, UF 2:22.81

exh. Desiree Frega, UF 2:23.11

exh. Sara McLarty, UF 2:26.96

400-yard Freestyle Relay

1. Miami A 3:33.95

(Williams, Johns, Kinsella, Van Rooijen)

exh. Florida B 3:32.52

(Ellis, Farrell, Teague, McLarty)

exh. Florida A 3:41.03

(Ecott, Tannhauser, Beard, Seland)





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