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Freshman Daniel Penniman won two individual event titles, while helping two relays claim two more

Saturday January 15, 2005Men's Swimming and Diving Defeats TCU, 141-97

Fort Worth, Texas

Freshman Daniel Penniman won two individual event titles, while helping two relays claim two more

FORT WORTH, TEXAS—The No. 2 University of Florida swimming and diving team won its eighth straight dual meet of the season as the Gators defeated Texas Christian Saturday by a score of 141-97 at the University Recreation Center.

 

Florida claimed nine event titles en route to extending their dual meet unbeaten streak to 10, dating back to Jan. 23, 2004 when the Gators were defeated by eventual National Champion Auburn in Gainesville.

 

The Gators had a solid performance in all areas, including the relays, where Florida would claim the 200-yard medley relay as well as the 200-yard freestyle relay. The quartet of Andrew Greener (Delray Beach, Fla.), Will Ratliff (Mt. Sterling, Ken.), Grant Wieczorek (Carmel, Ind.) and Daniel Penniman (Pensacola, Fla.) took the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:34.14, while the team of Penniman, Matt Coan (Plantation, Fla.), Wieczorek and Tim Hughes (Winter Park, Fla.) claimed the top spot in the 200 freestyle relay.

 

Competing in four events in the meet, Penniman had his best day as a Gator as the freshman posted two individual event wins in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.80) and the 100-yard freestyle (46.08 seconds).

 

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, the Gators demonstrated their depth by sweeping the first three places in the event. The trio of Albert Medrano, (Sabadell, Spain), Max Jaben (Overland Park, Kansas) and Scott Kaufmann (Sparks, Nev.) recorded times of 9:24.54, 9:30.38 and 9:37.34 respectively.

 

Florida also picked up key event victories from freshman Tobias Work (Falmouth, Mass.) in the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.02), Greener in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.81), Hughes competing in the 500-yard freestyle (4:39.11) and Vitor Assuncao (Orlando, Fla.) in the one-meter springboard event (328.42).

 

Florida completes its Texas swing by competing in the final night of the 23rd Annual Dallas Morning News Classic at the Perkins Natatorium.

 

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