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Friday December 3, 1999UF Swimming Continues to Swim Well at U.S. Open

San Antonio, TX

University of Florida junior swimmer Bryan Kim (Seoul, South Korea/ Yangjae) placed eighth in the 400-meter individual medley finals at the U.S. Open, touching the wall in 4:30.19, to pace the UF men's and women's swimming teams efforts on Friday.

Sophomore Eric Donnelly (Sarasota, Fla./ Cardinal Mooney) finished 14th in the same event finals, with a time of 4:32.36.

The women's team was led by its 400-meter medley relay team of freshman Mary Beth Mounce (Plano, Texas/ Plano Senior), junior Nicole Duggan (Ridgefield, Conn./ Ridgefield), sophomore Natalie Nickson (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) and sophomore Leah Martindale (St. James Barbados/ St. Michael School) that finished in 13th place with a time of 4:26.13.

The men's 400-meter medley team of junior Nathan Summers (Pensacola, Fla./ Brooke Point), sophomore Jason Gillespie (Largo, Fla./ St. Thomas Aquinas, sophomore Duncan Sherrard (Lakeland, Fla./ Bartow) and senior Ryan Swift (Signal Mountain, Tenn./ Baylor) finished in 14th place with a time of 3:58.96

No team scores are being kept in this long course meet. Over 800 swimmers from around the country and the world are taking part in the event.

The meet will continue with 10 events on Saturday. Preliminary heats will begin at 10 a.m., while final heats will be run at 7 p.m.

AGATE (Florida Swimmers Only):

Women:

400-Meter Medley Relay (Finals)

13. UF-A (Mary Beth Mounce, Nicole Duggan, Natalie Nickson, Leah Martindale); 18. UF-B (Cara Teague, Denise Merk, Diane Tennison, Laura Cross), 4:29.66

Men:

100-Meter Backstroke (Preliminary Heat)

45. Nathan Summers, 1:01.43

200-Meter Freestyle (Preliminary Heat)

42. Duncan Sherrard, 1:59.30

100-Meter Butterfly (Preliminary Heat)

31. Ryan Swift, 57.18; 43. Duncan Sherrard, 58.66

400-Meter Individual Medley (Preliminary Heat)

6. Bryan Kim, 4:28.88; 10. Eric Donnelly, 4:32.26; 24. Greg Reeves, 4:37.13; 39. Ryan Lusk, 4:42.56

400-Meter Individual Medley (Finals)

8. Bryan Kim, 4:30.19; 14. Eric Donnelly, 4:32.36

400-Meter Medley Relay (Finals)

14. UF-A (Nathan Summers, Jason Gillespie, Duncan Sherrard, Ryan Swift), 3:58.96

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