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SWIM CENTRAL: Florida Meet

Jan. 31, 2013



TENNESSEE VS. FLORIDA
Feb. 1 2013 | 7 p.m. ET
Stephen C. O'Connell Center | Gainesville, Fla.
DUAL MEET FINALE
Previewing the Men's Competition
Tennessee: 4-3 (2-0 SEC)
#5 Florida: 6-0 (5-0 SEC)

The Vols' Last Event: The Vols bounced back from a mid-January loss to Virginia Tech to upset 12th-ranked Georgia on Senior Day a week ago 161.5-132.5. Junior Samuel Rairden, who has had consistently strong performances late in the year, won the 100 and 200 freestyle. Freshman Sean Lehane, who has emerged as one of the Vols' top swimmers, swept the 100 and 200 backstroke. Senior Brent Sterling won the 1- and 3-meter springboard events. Ed Walsh, the lone senior swimmer, won the 50 freestyle in under 20 seconds.

Last Meeting: The Vols lost 162-138 in the season finale to Florida last season in Knoxville. Tennessee is looking for its first win over the Gators since 2008.

Florida's Last Event: The Gators are coming off a 167-133 victory over perennial power Auburn at home last week. Saturday's meet marks Florida's Senior Day for both the men's and women's teams.

In the Rankings: The Vols are currently unranked, though rankings have not been released since their upset win over No. 12 Georgia. Florida is No. 5 in the Jan. 22 CSCAA national rankings.

Previewing the Women's Competition
#4 Tennessee: 8-0 (3-0 SEC)
#7 Florida: 2-4 (1-3 SEC)

The Lady Vols' Last Event: The Lady Vols have had a busy few days, beating Georgia for the first time since 1989 on Saturday and then breezing past Vanderbilt at home Wednesday. In the Georgia meet, Tennessee won 12 of 16 events. Lindsay Gendron earned SEC Swimmer of the Week honors by winning the 200 and 500 freestyle races and placing second in the 400 IM in 4:12.93, the second-fastest time in Lady Vol history. Faith Johnson was named the SEC Freshman of the Week after winning the 50 and 100 freestyle. Senior Kelsey Floyd stayed unbeaten in the two butterfly races, and sophomore Molly Hannis did the same in the breaststroke. Against Vanderbilt, the Lady Vols won 10 of 13 events with freshmen winning six races.

Last Meeting: The Lady Vols defeated Florida for the first time in program history last year in Knoxville, winning 178-120.

Florida's Last Event: Florida lost 161-138 to Auburn in Gainesville.

In the Rankings: Saturday's matchup should be a good one. The Lady Vols are No. 5 and Lady Bulldogs No. 7 in the Jan. 30 poll.

ORDER OF EVENTS
5:30 PM
1 Meter Diving (men & women)

7:00 PM
200 Medley Relay

1,000 Free
200 Free
100 Back
100 Breast
200 Fly
50 Free

7:30 PM
3 Meter Diving (women)

8:00 PM
100 Free
200 Back
200 Breast
500 Free
100 Fly

8:25 PM
3 Meter Diving (Men)

8:45 PM
200 IM
400 Free Relay


 

 

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