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Friday April 4, 2003Florida Swimming Completes Day 4 At U.S. Nationals

Gainesville, FL

Senior Renate duPlessis (Capetown, South Africa) highlighted the fourth day of competition after finished in the top eight in two events at the 2003 U.S. Spring Nationals Friday evening held in Indianapolis, Ind.

duPlessis finished in sixth place in the 100-meter butterfly, touching the wall in a time of 1:00.71 and she also finished eighth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:03.57.

Junior Sara McLarty (Deland, Fla.) qualified for the finals, placing fifth in the prelims of the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:15.59, but did not compete in the finals.

The Gator menís 800-meter freestyle relay team consisting of sophomore Scott Kaufmann (Sparks, Nev.), sophomore Adam Sioui (Ontario, Canada), freshman Brian Hartley (Indianapolis, Ind.) and sophomore Kris Wiebeck (Tampa, Fla.) placed third with a time of 7:34.95.

The final day of competition will begin Saturday morning with preliminary races at 9 a.m. The Spring Nationals are scheduled to conclude Saturday evening with the finals to begin at 6 p.m.

Florida Finishes

Women's 100-meter Backstroke

8. Renate duPlessis, UF 1:03.57

Men's 100-Meter Backstroke

42. Kris Wiebeck, UF 59.78

Women's 400-meter Freestyle

5. Sara McLarty, UF 4:15.59 (prelims)

55. Jessica Schrock, UF 4:24.80

62. Janelle Atkinson, UF 4:25.11

77. Chantal Gibney, UF 4:26.61

Men's 400-Meter Freestyle

39. Brian Hartley, UF 4:05.60

49. Michael Berger, UF 4:08.11

Women's 100-meter Breaststroke

68. Mandy Huff, UF 1:51.81

Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke

22. Ian Chadsey, UF 1:04.80

29. Corey Welch, UF 1:05.26

Women's 100-meter Butterfly

6. Renate duPlessis, UF 1:00.71

46. Casey Seland, UF 1:03.42

95. Mandy Huff, UF 1:05.86

Men's 100-Meter Butterfly

57. Justin Zumsteg, UF 57.72

Menís 800-Meter Freestyle Relay

3. Kaufmann, Sioui, Hartley, Wiebeck 7:34.95


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