Florida’s Bobby Finke, the 500 free and 400 IM bronze medalist, set the SEC Record in the mile last season and narrowly missed the NCAA Record.
A couple sprint-heavy teams are rising into the top 10 in our second round of power rankings for NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving.
The Mizzou men and Florida women each took home wins in their dual meet on Friday, where nearly 40 NCAA top-ten times were posted.
Sherridon Dressel dropped a 52.21 to win the 100 back, which is the fastest she’s ever been in-season. She also won the 200 back and 100 fly.
The Florida Gators swept the FAU Owls on Saturday, making both the Gator men and women 3-for-3 over their opening weekend of the season.
Dressel, who was tenths shy of her best in the 100 back, came back to win the 50 fly shortly after with a lifetime best 27.06.
The Florida frosh did the most to improve his NCAA qualifying chances of any swimmer on day 1 of the Florida Last Chance meet.
Coach Troy noted, “In regards to the entire class they bring a lot to the table. These women fill a lot of the weaknesses we had on last year’s squad and combined with the rest of the team put us in a good place.”