After missing Florida’s mid-season invite in the fall, Vanessa Pearl was back in-form on Friday, swimming season-bests in the 100 breast and 200 IM.
Anchored by a 21.88 split from freshman Talia Bates (above), the Florida women hit the NCAA automatic invite time in the women’s 200 free relay on Friday.
Kieran Smith continued to post great times for the Gators this season, winning two individual events and provided excellent relay splits.
Georgia freshman Zoie Hartman’s three victories weren’t enough for a Bulldog victory, as the Gator women defeated their SEC rivals by nearly 30 points.
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.
Florida senior Sherridon Dressel kept the ball rolling in her 2nd dual meet in as many days.
Today’s morning session begins with heats of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.
Caitlin Brooks swam a monster lifetime best in the 200 back and is the 11th-fastest US woman this year to close the Gainesville Sectionals.
In the men’s meet, Trey Freeman, Marco Guarente, and Kacper Stokowski each won 2 individual events for Florida.
Mabel Zavaros put up 15 points as the Florida women defeated the Bulldogs at Georgia for the first time since 1993.
Florida freshman Leah Braswell stormed to a 9:54.36 in the women’s 1000, beating out teammate Taylor Ault (sophomore), who went 10:00.38.
Primarily a butterflier, she’s incredibly versatile, and clocked wins in the 200 back (1:56.88) and 400 IM (4:16.37).
Garofalo is a fast-improving specialist who could also be a top student for the Gators
Florida’s high school swimming post-season continues, with the state’s smaller schools in classes 1A and 2A holding region meets over the weekend. Region are the last major meet before the state championships.