Gators begin the New Year with sweep against No. 16 Florida State
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators returned from a six-week competition hiatus to sweep Florida State in front of an overflow crowd on Saturday at the O’Connell Center. Third-ranked UF (5-0, 3-0 SEC) defeated No. 16 FSU (3-1) by a score of 180-118.
Senior Brad deBorde led the Gators with a pair of sprint victories and was on both the first place 400 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. Fresh off of a silver medal at the European Short Course Championships, freshman Mitch D’Arrigo touched first in the 200 free and 500 free. Junior Carlos Omana also had two wins, reaching the wall first in the 400 individual medley and the 1000 free.
No. 7 Georgia 156, NC State 142
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia swept NC State on Saturday at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
The No. 7 Bulldogs moved to 6-1 as they posted a 156-142 decision.
Nicolas Fink swept the breaststroke races in 55.71 and 2:02.12. Ty Stewart won the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:47.31 and the 400 individual medley in 3:55.59.
Taylor Dale stopped the clock in 48.80 to win the 100 backstroke. Matias Koski claimed the 500 freestyle in 4:29.75. Garrett Powell's 9:15.64 was good enough for first in the 1,000 freestyle.
Spencer Madanay claimed the 3-meter springboard with 298.60 points.