October 16th 2014, Lexington, Ky.
The University of Florida men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams are in Lexington, Kentucky for the first time this season to take on the Wildcats in UK’s Lancaster Aquatic Center at 7 p.m.
UF will look to keep its perfect record against the Wildcats, as the Gators are a combined 25-0 all-time (Men, 14-0, Women, 11-0).
Both teams are coming off dual meet wins over LSU, as the Gators won a combined 23 of 32 events, as the Gators defeated the Tigers, 162.5-122.5 (men) and 166-134 (women), respectively, to improve to a combined 36-0 all-time against the Tigers (M, 22-0, W, 14-0). In addition, UF registered seven NCAA ‘B’ standard times throughout the dual meet.
Fans can follow tonight’s meet with live results here: http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/c-swim/spec-rel/meets/
FLORIDA AT KENTUCKY | FLORIDA MEET NOTES
KENTUCKY | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 | LANCASTER AQUATIC CENTER | 7:00 p.m. ET
- 2014-15 UK Dual Record: W, 1-0, 1-0 SEC | M, 0-1, 0-1 SEC
- Series Record: Florida leads: W: 11-0 | M: 14-0
- Last Meeting: 2007 in Lexington: W, 167-132 | M, 165-129
“It will be good to see how we respond to the challenge of SEC competition on the road. Recent sickness coupled with the strongest dual meet team we have faced, will provide great experience for our teams later in the season. ”
Head Coach Gregg Troy
Following last weekend’s Invite, Florida’s men hold the nation’s top times in five events, including the 200-yard freestyle (Pawel Werner, 1:37.08), 500-yard free (Mitch D’Arrigo, 4:24.67), 200-yard breaststroke (Matt Elliott, 1:58.05), 200-yard individual medley (Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez, 1:47.58) and the 400-yard IM (Elliott, 3:01.04).
For the women, Natalie Hinds holds the country’s top mark in the 100-yard free (48.95) and is second in the 100-yard fly (53.44), while Jessica Thielmann has recorded the nation’s top-marks in the 500-yard free (4:47.82) and the 1,650-yard free (16:27.06).
The Gators also own the country’s top times in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay (Main, Werner, Dressel, Curby; 2:57.61) and the 800-yard free relay (Dressel, Werner, Kaisrlik, D’Arrigo; 6:35.42).
Meanwhile, the Florida women lead the country in three relays, including the 200-yard free (Russell, Hinds, McKnight, Linn; 1:30.69), 200-yard medley (Russell, McKnight, Kuhn, Hinds; 1:40.22) and the 400-yard medley (Russell, McKnight, Hinds, Linn; 3:41.26).
UF garnered three SEC weekly honors, conference officials announced Tuesday, Oct. 14. Two Gators are from the women’s squad including juniors Jessica Thielmann (SEC Female Swimmer of the Week) and Kahlia Warner (SEC Female Diver of the Week). Meanwhile, freshman Caeleb Dressel earned the SEC Male Freshman of the Week award on the men’s side. The trio earned the accolades for their performances in the team’s first few weeks of action, as these are the SEC’s first weekly awards given for the 2014-15 season.
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