GAINESVILLE, Florida, September 29. ONE final day was on the docket at the Pinch a Penny All Florida Invitational in Gainesville, and the Gators took a swing at the rest of the competition.
During the three-day meet, Florida wound up with 21 NCAA B Cuts, and on the final day, Florida snared wins in 10 of the 12 events, including completing a relay sweep.
“I think what I liked was the enthusiasm from the group,” Florida head coach Gregg Troy said. “Mechanically, we were pretty sound. For us in the early season, we had some pretty good swims. The men’s side, I liked the depth. I especially liked how the guys raced each other. We had some spots where we had two of our guys racing one another, and that is always good because if they can take that back to training it will make them tougher by the end of the season. The women’s side, we saw some improvement and some places where we got better than before. Both sides we have some work to do. For both teams, it is all about staying on top of social issues, grades and keeping everything together. It is nice where we are at, but it is a long time until March (the NCAA Championships).”
While Dan Wallace (15:22.15) and Arthur Frayler (15:22.35) managed NCAA B cuts in the 1650 free, Florida State’s Madison Jacobi notched a victory in the women’s mile with a B cut 16:26.71. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Beisel (1:56.96) and Carlos Omana (1:45.76) both collected NCAA B cuts in 200-yard back victories. Corey Main also cleared the men’s 200 back B cut with a 1:46.26.
Kaitlyn Dressel, just a day after younger brother Caeleb lit up the high school pool with two national high school records, took home the 100-yard free for the Seminoles with a NCAA B cut in 49.50. Florida’s Natalie Hinds took second in 49.91. Marcin Cieslak also posted an NCAA B cut with a 1:45.03 in the 200-yard fly.
1. University of Florida 1146
2. Florida State University 798
3. Florida Gulf Coast University 695
4. Miami University of (Florida) 400
5. Florida Southern College 346
6. University of North Florida 286
7. Nova Southeastern University 119
1. University of Florida 1269
2. Florida State University 970
3. Florida Southern College 487
4. Nova Southeastern University 449
5. Miami University of (Florida) 105