Gators Fall to Texas in Day Two Competition
By Ben Schmitz
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Florida men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up Day Two competition at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. Today’s competition was swum in a short course format.
Jack Blyzinskyj posted UF’s first win during Saturday’s competition, coming in the 100 backstroke (47.04). Caeleb Dressel added to the wins column with a first-place finish in the 50 free — touching out with a time 19.36. Later in the 100 free, Dressel gathered a runner-up finish in the 100 free, coming in at the 43.70 mark.
In the 200 medley relay, the quartet of Blyzinskyj, Dressel, Mark Szaranek, and Corey Main posted a second-place finish, coming in with a time of 1:29.00. Szaranek added on in the 400 IM — finishing second overall with a time of 3:50.60.
Arther Frayler, Pawel Werner, and Main also posted a runner-up finishes throughout the day. Frayler finished second in the 1,000 free (9:07.21), Werner in the 200 freestyle (1:37.08), and Main in the 200 backstroke (1:44.79).
On the women’s side, Natalie Hinds gathered UF’s first win of the day, touching out with a first-place time of 22.90 in the 50 freestyle. In the ensuing race, Hinds posted her second win on the day in the 100 freestyle (49.32).
Jessica Thielmann, Ashlee Linn, and Hannah Burns each gathered runner-up finishes. Thielmann came in second in the 1,000 free (9:55.24), Linn in the 200 free (1:48.49) the 100 back (55.31), and the 200 back (1:57.13), and Burns in the 400 IM (4:18.97).
The Gator women ended on a strong note, gathering the top finish in the 400 freestyle relay. The foursome of Linn, Mollie Pulte, Georgia-Mae Hohmann, and Hinds teamed up on 3:23.35 first-place finish.
The Orange and Blue will return to action on Friday, October 30, when they host SEC-rival Georgia inside the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida.
Florida Swim Network