Friday February 13, 2004Swim & Dive Wraps Up Day Four At Spring Nationals
The Florida men and women’s swimming teams posted a pair of provisional times during the fourth day of competition Friday at the 2004 ConocoPhillips U.S. Spring Nationals at the YMCA Aquatic and Family Center.
Junior Scott Kaufmann (Sparks, Nev.) swam a season-best, NCAA provisional and Olympic Trials qualifying time of 3:58.32 to take fifth in the B final of the 400-meter freestyle. Former Gator Olympian Ricardo Monasterio placed sixth in the B final after touching the wall in 3:58.55.
Former Florida Olympian Alex Lopez took first in the B final of the 100-meter breaststroke with a mark of 1:04.47, while freshman Bill Mrazek (Tallahassee, Fla.) finished fourth in the C final with a time of 1:06.11.
The 800-meter freestyle relay team of Kaufmann, junior Gabriel Mangabeira (Piratininga, Brazil), sophomore Nick Borreca (Honolulu, Hawaii) and freshman Andrew Swenson (Daytona Beach, Fla.) took 14th with a time of 7:55.41.
Senior Janelle Atkinson (Jamaica) finished seventh in the B final of the 400-meter freestyle with an NCAA provisional time of 4:21.06, while freshman Katie Ball (Cincinnati, Ohio) was right behind in eighth with a time of 4:25.06.
Former Gator Olympian Renate duPlessis had the highest finish of the evening of any Gator as she took fifth in the A final of the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1:00.37. Former Gator Jamie Reid finished fourth in the B final of the 100-meter back with a mark of 1:04.33.
The Florida 800-meter freestyle relay team consisting of Ball, Atkinson, freshman Kristen Harris (Holmdel, N.J.) and sophomore Mandy Huff (Gold Hill, N.C.) finished 11th with a time of 8:32.65.
The Gators return to the pool Saturday morning for the final day of competition at the Spring Nationals. Live results are available atwww.usa-swimming.org
Complete Florida results:
24. Gabriel Mangabeira, 1:00.33
58. Claudio Ulrich, 1:01.13
63. Jonathan Strauss, 1:03.09
13. Scott Kaufmann, 3:58.32
14. Ricardo Monasterio*, 3:58.55
44. Michael Berger, 4:06.25
9. Alex Lopez*, 1:04.47
20. Bill Mrazek, 1:06.11
29. Ansel Tjin-A-Tam, 1:06.99
49. Scott Mullervy, 1:11.79
33. Alex Lopez*, 56.83
39. Nick Borreca, 57.08
44. Eric Donnelly*, 57.23
74. Andrew Swenson, 59.30
800-meter freestyle relay
14. Florida A (Kaufmann, Mangabeira, Borreca, Swenson), 7:55.41
18. Florida B (Yasinsac, Berger, Ulrich, Mrazek), 8:04.09
12. Jamie Reid*, 1:04.33
15. Janelle Atkinson, 4:21.06
16. Katie Ball, 4:25.06
60. Kristen Harris, 4:27.08
5. Renate duPlessis*, 1:00.37
57. Jamie Reid*, 1:04.03p
800-meter freestyle relay
11. Florida (Ball, Atkinson, Harris, Huff), 8:32.65
* former Gator