Rooney 1:46 Back, Dressel 44.0 Free To Close All-Florida Invite


  • Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • University of Florida – Stephen O’Connell Center
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Short Course Yards
  • Results available on Meet Mobile

Florida stars Maxime Rooney and Caeleb Dressel each came up with big swims on the final night of the 2017 All-Florida Invite.

Rooney went 1:46.34 to win the 200 back early on in Sunday night’s action. His wins in the 100 and 200 back at this meet suggest Rooney might be keeping those events in mind as a possibility during his sophomore campaign. The 200 free is most in his wheelhouse, and conflicts badly with the 100 back. But Rooney could theoretically choose the 200 back over the 100 free if his backstroke develops well this season.

Dressel was only 44.59 to win the 100 free, barely beating out Florida State’s Emir Muratovich (44.75) for the win. But Dressel came back to lead off the 400 free relay in 44.04 as Florida closed the meet with a win. Jan Switkowski was 44.07 on the anchor leg and Rooney split 44.4 as well.

Switkowski dominated the 200 fly, going 1:47.55 to win with Rooney second (1:49.50).

On the women’s side, Savanna Faulconer continued to impress. Her 2:18.43 in the 200 breast isn’t a world-beating time, bud did win by about half a second and bring her to a whopping four individual wins over the three-day meet. Faulconer won the 500 free Friday (4:52.3) and took second in the 200 IM (2:02.4), then returned Saturday to win the 400 IM (4:16.0) and 200 free (1:50.2). She added that 200 breast win Sunday and took 7th in the 200 fly in 2:06.0.

Florida State’s Lexi Smith capped a sprint sweep, going 50.59 in the 100 free. She also split 50.22 on the 400 free relay to ice a Florida State win by half a second over the Florida Gators.

Other event winners:

  • Florida’s Georgia Darwent went 2:00.72 to win the 200 back.
  • Ross Palazzo took the 200 breast for the Florida men in 2:01.75.
  • Another Gator won the women’s 200 fly: Hannah Burns in 2:02.48.

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6 years ago

Schooling jokes are getting old

Reply to  luigi
6 years ago

Luigi, No need to comment on the jokes tho. just ignore the jokes and make your comment.

Reply to  Carlo
6 years ago

As you should ignore mine, then

6 years ago

Was this in a suit or a brief?

Reply to  Quinn
6 years ago

From the some snippets of videos, they wore briefs

6 years ago

I would really appreciate full meet results on articles like this. Some of us do not have access to meet mobile and it is a bummer when I cannot peruse the splits.

Dressel GOAT
6 years ago

Heard schooling suited up and went 43.9 100 free in practice!!

Reply to  Dressel GOAT
6 years ago


Caeleb Dressel WILL get 7 golds in Tokyo
6 years ago

I heard that Schooling went 45 in the 100 free and he said it felt awesome!

crooked donald
6 years ago

Geez, they must be really beating up Dressel in the weight room.

Reply to  crooked donald
6 years ago

Ya 19.1 and only 21 going out in a 100…

Reply to  crooked donald
6 years ago

Just Imagine how strong he will be in a few months ………..

Reply to  crooked donald
6 years ago

Or out of shape

Reply to  #STATEment
6 years ago

You don’t go a 19.1 and 46 fly out of shape.

Reply to  Monsterbasher
6 years ago

He does.

Reply to  crooked donald
6 years ago

Florida is notorious for the amount of yardage and work they put in during the season. I trust what they’re doing there with Dressel, I wouldn’t worry

Reply to  PVSFree
6 years ago

He swam the 200 back before

Reply to  Mike
6 years ago

Both Rooney and Dressel did.

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