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2007 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Tobias Work

Free/Fly/IM

CLASS
JR
Hometown
Falmouth, Mass. (Sturgis Charter School)
Experience
2L
School
Career Best Times:  
Short Course (Yards)  
50 Free - 22.51s (Indian River CC, 1/13/07)
100 Free- 47.27s (Virginia, 10/11/07)
200 Free- 1:40.06s (FAU, 2/9/08)
500 Free - 4:17.65p (2007 NCAA Championships)
1,000 Free - 9:00.51 (FSU, 11/20/07
1,650 Free - 14:51.57 (2005 SEC Championships)
100 Back - 54.71 (Florida Atlantic, 11/11/05)
200 Back - 1:55.13 (LSU, 1/12/06)
200 Breast - 2:13.12 (Indian River CC, 1/13/07)
200 Fly - 1:50.66 (Indian River CC, 1/13/07)
400 IM - 3:47.47 (2008 SEC Championships)
   
Long Course (Meters)  
200 Free - 1:56.81p (2007 Eric Namesnik Memorial Grand Prix)
400 Free - 3:50.62p (2007 Pan American Games)
1,500 Free - 15:25.85p (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
200 Back - 2:13.92 (2007 Eric Namesnik Memorial Grand Prix)
200 Fly - 2:08.60 (2007 Eric Namesnik Memorial Grand Prix)
400 IM - 4:27.82p (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

UF All-Time Rankings:
Second in the 1,650 free (14:51.57) … Third in the 400-meter free (3:50.62) … Fourth in the 500 free (4:17.65) … Fifth in the 1,500-meter free (15:25.85)

National/International Competition
Touched 18th in the 1,650 free (15:29.38) at the 2007 ConcoPhillips Short Course Nationals … Turned in a time of 4:00.35 to place 25th, also finished 43rd in the 200 free (1:40.97) and 12th in the 500 free (4:24.27) … Won the bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle (3:52.11) at the 2007 ConcoPhillips U.S. Nationals meet … Finished sixth in the 800 meter free (8:05.15) … Represented the United States at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil …Won the silver medal in the 400 meter freestyle with personal best time of 3:50.62  … Finished 13th in the 400-meter IM (4:40.61), 14th in the 200-meter free (1:57.74), 18th in both the 400-meter free (4:04.15) and 200-meter fly (2:08.60), and 20th in the 200-meter back (2:13.92) at the 2007 Eric Namesnik Memorial Grand Prix in Ann Arbor, Mich. … Placed seventh in the 400-meter free at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals with a time of 3:52.49 … Recorded a time of 3:52.39 in prelims, vaulting him to third in school history in the event … Took over the fifth spot in school history in the 1,500-meter free at U.S Nationals with a time of 15:25.85 … Also placed 23rd in the 400-meter IM (4:30.59) … At the 2004 U.S. Nationals, swam in four events … Earned a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter IM in a time of 4:26.81 … Finished 11th in the 800-meter free in a time of 8:15.67, as well as the 1,500-meter free in a clocking of 15:49.94 … Placed 14th with a time of 4:02.04 in the 400 free … Posted three personal-best times at the 2004 Charlotte Ultra Swim.

At Florida
2007-08:  Earned the third All-American honor of his career with a 15th place finish in the 1,650 free (15:05.11) at the NCAA Championships in Seattle (3/27-29) … Also finished 18th in the 400 IM (3:49.87) and 25th in the 500 free (4:21.88) … Touched fifth in the 500 free (4:17.19) to start off his SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa (2/20-23) … Also place fifth in the 400 IM (3:47.47) and the 1,650 free (15:02.21) in Tuscaloosa … Finished second in the 200 free (1:40.06) in the season ending win over FAU (2/9) … Touched first in both the 1,000 free (9:08.38) and 500 free (4:28.21) at Tennessee (2/2) … Had two third place finishes against Auburn, first in the 1,500-meter free (15:56.37) and again in the 400-meter free (4:03.92) … Placed second in the 1,000 free (9:12.14) for his best finish against LSU (1/12) … Finished first in the 1,000 free (9:00.51) and 500 free (4:24.03) in the win over Florida State (11/20) … Touched second in the 800-meter free (8:17.21) and 400-meter free (4:00.27) against Georgia … Earned the top spot in the 400-meter free (3:58.19), 1,500 free (15:47.44) and second in the 200-meter free (1:55.09) against Michigan (10/19-20) … Touched first in the 1,000 free (15:19.41) and 500 free (4:26.80) at Minnesota (10/13) … Opened his senior year with a first place finish in the 500 free (4:26.68) at Virginia (10/11).

2006-07: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Swam to All-America recognition twice at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis (3/15-17) … Took 10th in the 1,650 free (15:02.53), and also notched a 13th-place finish in the 500 free with a time 4:20.18 … Set a personal best of 4:17.65 in prelims for the 500 free … Earned conference runner-up honors in the 1,650 free (15:19.47) and took sixth in the 500 free (4:24.31) at the SEC Championships (2/7-10) … Also placed 11th in the 400 IM (3:55.50), giving him a total of three All-SEC honors on the year … Won both the 500 free (4:24.82) and the 1,000 free (9:05.69) against Alabama and South Carolina (1/20) … His effort in the 500 free in the tri-meet sweep was good for an NCAA B cut … Paced the field in the 1,000 free (9:04.35) and placed second in the 500 free (4:24.51) against Auburn (1/19), earning an NCAA provisional cut in the latter event … Finished second in the 200 fly (1:50.66), while exhibitioning the 200 back (1:55.64) and the 200 breast (2:13.12), against Indian River CC (1/13) … Collected his first NCAA automatic qualifying time of the year in the Virginia meet (1/12), winning the 1,650 free with a time of 15:03.68 … Also exhibitioned the 500 free versus the Cavaliers, turning in an NCAA provisional time of 4:24.72 … Placed 13th in the 400-meter free (3:59.71) and 21st in the 400-meter IM (4:35.08) at the U.S. Open in West Lafayette, Ind. (11/30-12/2) … Finished second in the 1,000 free (9:11.64) and fourth in the 500 free (4:33.47) against Florida State (11/21) … Set a career best in the 1,000 free with a time of 9:02.49 en route to a runner-up finish against Texas (11/10) … Also placed second in the 500 free (4:28.80) against the Longhorns … Won the 1,000 free with a time of 9:08.83 and placed third in the 500 free (4:28.51) in the Gators’ victory over Michigan (10/14).

2005-06: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Competed  in two events at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta (3/23-25) … Finished 27th in the 1,650 free with a time of 15:20.54 … Also finished 34th in the 500 free with a time of 4:28.14 … Earned a pair of fourth-place finishes at the SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. (2/15-18) … Fourth in the 500 free (4:19.50) and the 1,650 free (15:06.18) … Seventh in the 400 IM with a time of 3:51.70 … Third in the 200 fly (1:50.84) against Indian River CC (2/4) … Exhibitioned the 400 IM (3:58.66) … Finished first in the 1,000 free (9:07.00) and the 500 free (4:27.62) against Tennessee (1/28) … Second in the 1,650 free (15:17.89) against Auburn (1/21) … Took third-place in the 500 free (4:29.01) and sixth in the 400 IM (4:00.60) against the Tigers … Won the 1,000 free (9:06.37) against Alabama ( 1/20) … Fifth in the 200 back (1:55.13) and sixth in the 200 breast (2:14.87) against LSU (1/12) … Exhibitioned the 400 IM (4:01.78) and 200 FR (1:29.61) … Second in the 1,000 free (9:12.94) against Penn State (1/7) … Exhibitioned the 500 free (4:30.46) … Captured a pair of first-place finishes against Florida State (11/22) … Won the 1,000 free (9:05.77) and the 500 free (4:24.90) … Took first place in the 1,650 free (15:16.59) at the Purdue Invitational (11/18-20) … Finished fourth in the 500 free (4:27.54), sixth in the 400 IM (3:58.93) and swam the opening leg of the 800 FR (6:43.53) … Exhibitioned the 400 IM (4:06.25) in the home opener against Florida Atlantic (11/11) … Finished third in both the 500 free (4:31.02) and the 1,000 free (9:15.83) against Georgia (10/27) … Seventh in the 500 free (4:33.02) and 400 IM (4:03.74) against Texas and California (10/22) … Finished fifth in the 1,650 free (15:39.16) … First in the 1,650 free (15:48.27) against South Carolina (10/15) … Finished second in the 500 free (4:35.30) and exhibitioned the 400 IM (4:04.59) … Placed fourth in the 1,000 free (9:32.52) against Virginia (10/14).

2004-05: Placed 17th in the 1,650 free (15:11.25), 18th in the 500 free (4:20.57) and 20th in the 400 IM (3:51.55) at the 2005 NCAA Championships (3/24-26) … Touched the wall in the second-fastest time in UF history, as he placed third in the 1,650 free (14:51.57), took third in the 500 free (4:18.97) and fifth in the 400 IM (3:51.91) at the 2005 SEC Championships (2/16-18) … Earned three All-SEC honors … Swam exhibition in the 400 IM (3:54.73) vs. Indian River CC (2/5) … Won the 500 free in a time of 4:28.48 against Tennessee (1/29) … Placed fifth vs. Virginia (1/28) in the 1,000 free (9:06.64) … Second in the 200 fly (1:51.13) and fourth in the 200 back (1:54.61) at Alabama (1/22) … Finished second in the 1,000 free (9:09.74) and swam exhibition in the 500 free (4:32.50) at Auburn (1/21) … Won the 200 IM (1:55.02) at TCU (1/15) … Second in the 1,000 free (9:11.61) and swam exhibition in the 200 fly (1:51.07) … Recorded a fifth-place performance in the 400-meter IM (4:35.22), tied for seventh place in the 400-meter free (4:04.98) and was 11th in the 1,500-meter free (16:09.16) at the U.S. Open (12/2-4) … Posted a second-place finish in the 1,000 free (9:19.22), fourth in the 200 fly (1:52.07), sixth in the 200 breast (2:16.07) and sixth in the 200 back (1:56.87) at Florida State (11/16) … Won the 1,000 free (9:12.81) and swam exhibition in the 500 free (4:29.65) vs. Texas and South Carolina (11/12) … Fourth in the 1,650 free (15:32.00) and fifth in the 500 free (4:29.14) at the Boilermaker Challenge … Notched a third-place performance in the 1,000 free (9:09.81) and placed sixth in the 400 IM (4:01.71) against Minnesota (10/29) … Won the 500 (4:29.45) and 1,000 free (9:09.06) vs. Georgia (10/28) … Took top honors in the 1,000 free (9:21.74) and swam exhibition in the 500 free (4:34.07) and the 400 IM (4:04.21) at Florida Atlantic (10/8).

High School
Did not compete for his high school team.

Club
Member of the Cape Cod Swim Club … Coached by Marc Solomon … Helped club team to an Eastern Canadian Championship … At age 17, he was ranked as the fastest swimmer in New England in nine events.

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