The University of Florida
menís swimming and diving team earned its sixth dual meet win of the season as
it topped intrastate rival Florida
State by a score of
173-123 on Tuesday night.
captured 12 of the 16 event titles and won its eighth straight dual meet dating
back to Jan. 24, 2004, when Florida defeated
Alabama 135-94 at the OíConnell
now 6-0 overall, is off to its best start under Head Coach Gregg Troy, and its
best overall start since the 1994-95 season. With the win over the Seminoles,
the Gators have won eight straight over their rivals and now hold a 46-21-1
mark all-time against Florida
Gators was the trio of freshman Darian Townsend (Montrose, South Africa),
junior Nick Borreca
and sophomore Bill Mrazek
(Tallahassee, Fla.). Townsend was unbeaten on the day
as he recorded three first-place finishes in the 400-yard freestyle relay,
200-yard freestyle (1:38.83) and 100-yard freestyle (45.00 seconds). Borreca and Mrazek each addded two wins and a second-place finish to give the
Gators seven of their 12 events titles. The duo teamed up with Townsend and
senior Kris Wiebeck
to win the 400 freestyle relay, while Borecca
went on to win the 50-yard freestyle in 20.88 seconds and finish second in the
100-yard butterfly in a time of 49.59 seconds. Mrazek
claimed the 200-yard breaststroke in a clocking of 2:02.72, while turning in a
time of 57.48 seconds to place second in the 100-yard breaststroke.
to swimming a leg on the winning 400-yard freestyle team, Wiebeck
took second in the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 1:48.58 behind teammate Brain Hartely (Indianapolis, Ind.),
while finishing third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.49
who won the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 1:48.23, also claimed the 100-yard
backstroke title in a clocking of 50.73 seconds.
added two event sweeps in the meet, the first coming in the 200-yard butterfly
when the quartet of J.B. Walsh (Virginia Beach, Va.), Tim
Hughes (Winter Park, Fla.) Grant Wiezorek
and Tobias Work (Falmouth
Mass.) claimed the first four places and
then later the Gators snagged the first three spots courtesy of the trio of Albert Medrano (Sabadell, Spain),
Max Jaben (Overland Park,
Kansas) and Matt Coan (Plantation, Fla.)
in the 500-yard freestyle.
1000-yard freestyle Florida claimed the top two spots as the duo of Scott Kaufmann (Sparks, Nev.) and Work
recorded times of 9:17.73 and 9:19.22 respectively .
Florida divers continue to perform well as Vitor Assuncao (Orlando,
Fla.) won both the one and three-meter
springboard events with scores of 284.18 and 312.15, while senior Zach Wilcox (Yarrow Point, Wash.)
totaled 277.88 points to finish second in the one-meter event.
return to action on Nov. 18-20 as they travel to Atlanta,
Ga., to participate in the Georgia Tech
Invitational at the Georgia