Eighth-ranked men's swimming beats No. 10 Tennessee


Published: Friday, January 30, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 12:23 a.m.

No. 8 Florida defeated No. 10 Tennessee, 159.5-140.5, for their fourth SEC win of the season.

With the win, the Gators improve to 7-2 overall, 4-1 SEC, while the Vols fell to 5-3 and 2-1 in SEC.

Bradley Ally, Shaune Fraser, Clark Burckle and Balazs Gercsak provided the leadership, depth and competitive nature that propelled the Gators in tight races against the Vols.

Ally claimed the 100 fly in 48.35 and took second in the 200 fly race (1:47.34), in addition to his contributions in both the 200-yard medley and 400-yard free relays, while teammate Gercsak rallied for victories in the 200-yard fly (1:47.26) and 500-yard free (4:24.73). Fraser won the 200-yard free (1:36.63) with an NCAA provisional mark.

Anthony Lewark and Colin Bell led the UF men on the diving boards, Lewark placing first and second on the one-meter (339.76) and three-meter boards (354.68), respectively.

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