UF swimming wins four conference titles


Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:22 a.m.
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — The UF swimming and diving teams had a huge third night of the SEC Championships after winning four individual titles in six events. The men's team moved into first with a score of 748 points and the women are now second with 662 points. Elizabeth Beisel defended her title in the women's 400 IM as she won her third-straight SEC Championship in the event. Beisel finished in a NCAA “A” time of 3:59.53 to best her own top time in the nation and is the only person to swim under four minutes this season.


In her first SEC Championship meet, freshman Natalie Hinds swam the nation's top time of 51.70 in the 100 fly to win her first SEC title. Winning his third straight SEC title in the 100 fly, junior Marcin Cieslak finished first with his season-best time of 46.02. Scoring his first SEC title was Pawel Werner, who finished the 200 free in a time of 1:33.82 for the fourth fastest time in the nation and sixth in school history. Friday's prelim action with being at 11 a.m. and will feature the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast and women's platform diving.

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