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    Gators Host First Home Meet on Friday, Saturday
    Florida hosts No. 25/13 Kentucky and No. 14/22 Ohio State beginning Friday.
    Chad Smith UF
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida men's and women's swimming & diving teams will compete in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center Natatorium for the first time this season as they host No. 25/13 Kentucky and No. 14/22 Ohio State. The tri-meet will begin on Friday, Jan. 4 and conclude on Saturday, Jan. 5.

    Khader Baqlah has the fourth-best swim in the NCAA in the 200 Free to pace the No. 5 ranked men. He's added the ninth-best time in the 500 Free and ranks 13th in the 1,000 Free. Maxime Rooney holds the nation's eighth-fastest time in the 100 Free and produced the 11th best in the NCAA in the 200 Free. Kieran Smith notched the 13th-fastest times in the 200 Free and in the 400 IM. Trey Freeman swam the 17th-fastest in the 500 Free and 12th-fastest in the 1,000 Free. Robert Finke collected the NCAA's 11th-best swim in the 1,650. In the 100 Back, Kacper Stokowski recorded the 19th-fastest swim. Grant Sanders has the country's eighth-best time in the 400 IM and 20th-fastest mark in the 200 IM.
    No. 5/10 Gators Host First Home Meet on Friday, Saturday - Florida Gators
     
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    Dressel Paces Gators on Day One Against Wildcats, Buckeyes
    Florida claims seven event victories against Kentucky and Ohio State.
    Chad Smith UF
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sherridon Dressel went 4-for-4 on the day with two individual and two relay victories to lead Florida. The swim team started 2019 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center Natatorium, while the divers were at the Orlando YMCA. UF is currently in front of Ohio State, 189-92, and Kentucky, 145.50-135.50.

    The Gators jumped out to an early lead, when Emma Ball, Vanessa Pearl, Dressel, and Bella Garofalo won the 200 Medley Relay with a combined time of 1:39.51.

    Taylor Ault posted an NCAA B Cut of 16:29.57 and placed second in the 1,650 Free. Leah Braswell finished in fourth with a swim of 16:36.91.

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    Gators Lead Kentucky, Ohio State after Day One
    Florida wins both relays on day one against Wildcats and Buckeyes.
    Chad Smith UF
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida swimmers competed at the friendly confines of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center Natatorium for the first time this season, while the divers competed at the Orlando YMCA. The Gators were led by Marco Guarente with two individual victories and one relay victory. UF leads Kentucky 198.50-101.50 and leads Ohio State 174-126.

    The team of Kacper Stokowski, Chandler Bray, Maxime Rooney, and Will Davis got the meet started with a bang, as they combined for a time of 1:26.97 and won the 200 Medley Relay.

    Robert Finke continued the winning trend as he placed first in the 1,650 Free with an NCAA B Cut of 15:03.14. Drew Clark added a fourth-place finish, after he clocked a 15:42.59.

    Khader Baqlah paced the field in the 200 Free with a swim of 1:34.33, which was an NCAA B Cut time. Clark Beach posted a fourth-place time of 1:38.16.

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