Thursday October 27, 2005Swimming & Diving Teams Split Dual Meet At Georgia
The No. 3 men’s team (3-2, 2-0 SEC) returned to their winning ways by welcoming back senior Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Luca DeMatteis (Naples, Italy). Both missed last weekend’s meet at
Lochte claimed three individual titles and reached the NCAA provisional times in all three. He finished well under the NCAA “A” time of 47.43 in the 100 back to claim first with a time of 46.62. In the 100 fly, Lochte took first in a time of 47.99, which was good for an NCAA “B” provisional time. Lochte continued to lower his season-best time in the 200 back by swimming a 1:41.65, which was good for first place.
DeMatteis, who holds the UF record in the 200 breast, won the 100 breast for the Gators on this night. He swam in a season-best time of 56.35.
Sophomore Darian Townsend (
“We’re still not 100% healthy,”
Freshman Bradley Ally (
The team of junior Bill Mrazek (
In the diving competition, junior Justin Schmidt (
The No. 1 women’s swimming & diving team (3-1, 1-1) dropped its first dual meet of the season to defending national champion No. 3 Georgia (3-0, 1-0). In spite of the loss
“We’re as good as we’ve ever been in October,” said
The quartet of freshman Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas), senior Vipa Bernhardt (Bad Hersfeld, Germany), junior Candace Weiman (Castro Valley, Calif.) and sophomore Caroline Burckle (Louisville, Ky.) started off the meet with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay, in a time of 1:43.62.
Sophomore Natalie Pike (
Two Gator swimmers posted provisional times in the 200 butterfly, as Weiman took second with a 1:59.15 effort and junior Ashley Carusone (Gainesville) recorded a 2:00.91 for a third place finish.
In three-meter diving action freshman Alicia Miller (Hobie Sound) took second with a score of 256.35. Freshman Whitney Stern (
Pike and Burckle each notched provisional times in the 100 freestyle, as Pike swam a 50.91 to finish third and Burckle posted a 51.23 to finish fifth. In the 200 backstroke Smith recorded a provisional time of 2:00.07 and finished second, while the first automatic qualifying time of the year and first win of the meet on the women’s side came in the 200 breaststroke from a 2:14.17 effort by Bernhardt.
In the one-meter diving competition Miller captured first place with a 254.47 effort, just .53 of a point short of qualifying for NCAA’s. Weiman captured the second Gator win of the meet with a provisional 2:03.35 effort in the 200 individual medley, while Bernhardt notched a 2:03.38, also a provisional time, to finish second.
In the 400 freestyle relay the team of Pike, Vollmer, Weiman and Burckle claimed first place with a time of 3:26.47, while the team of Healy, Bernhardt, Huff and Smith finished second with a 3:35.95. Larson, Gilliam, Carusone and Nowotzin combined with a 3:36.95 effort, good for a third-place finish.
“We’re deeper than we’ve ever been,” said
Sophomore Samantha Vanderbilt (
Complete results from Thursday’s meet can be found at www.gatorzone.com.
Florida 173, Georgia 127
Event Winner Time
200 MR Florida (Lochte, Mrazek, Townsend, Penniman) 1:30.60
1000 Free Sebastien Rouault (Georgia) 9:07.36
200 Free Darian Townsend (Florida) 1:38.07
100 Back Ryan Lochte (Florida) 46.62
100 Breast Luca DeMatteis (Florida) 56.35
200 Fly Gil Stovall (Georgia) 1:47.82
50 Free Darian Townsend (Florida) 20.67
100 Free Darian Townsend (Florida) 44.75
200 Back Ryan Lochte (Florida) 1:41.65
200 Breast Bradley Ally (Florida) 2:01.68
500 Free Sebastien Rouault (Georgia) 4:23.49
1M Diving Justin Schmidt (Florida) 289.95
100 Fly Ryan Lochte (Florida) 47.99
3M Diving Jonathan Wilcox (Florida) 323.84
200 IM Bradley Ally (Florida) 1:49.46
400 FR Georgia (Hollinger, Redmon, Alleyne, Bibliowicz) 3:03.66
Georgia 176, Florida 116
Event Winner Time
200 MR Georgia (Aleksandra, Poewe, DeScenza, Joyce) 1:42.30
1000 Free Stephanie Carr (Georgia) 9:52.85
200 Free Mary DeScenza (Georgia) 1:47.36
100 Back Aleksandra Putra (Georgia) 56.24
100 Breast Sarah Poewe (Georgia) 1:02.15
200 Fly Elizabeth Hill (Georgia) 1:58.25
50 Free Kara Lynn Joyce (Georgia) 23.16
100 Free Kara Lynn Joyce (Georgia) 50.43
200 Back Aleksandra Putra (Georgia) 1:59.20
200 Breast Vipa Bernhardt (Florida) 2:14.17
500 Free Elizabeth Hill (Georgia) 4:50.87
1M Diving Alicia Miller (Florida) 254.47
100 Fly Mary DeScenza (Georgia) 53.66
3M Diving Emily Hunter (Georgia) 281.17
400 FR Florida (Pike, Vollmer, Weiman, Burckle) 3:26.47