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Florida swimming finds big results this weekend

The Florida Gator men and women’s swim teams both finished sixth in their respective championship meets.

The Gator men’s team collected a national title, 38 All-American honors, and set four school records over the course of their three day meet. The Gators finished the meet with 285.5 points and scored in the Top 10 for the 14th consecutive year under head coach Gregg Troy.

Marcin Cieslak was a big contributor for the team, not finishing lower than second in any individual event, setting the world record in the 200 fly and being a part of the record setting 800 free relay team. The Gators had no shortage of big performances, and head coach Gregg Troy talked about all the guys that stepped up.

Meanwhile the Gator women’s team found much success of their own. The women’s team finished sixth with 311 points, amassing 35 All-America honors, one national title and also set three school records. The Gators finished in the Top 10 for the 12th consecutive year.

The Gators were led by freshman Natalie Hinds, who broke the school record in the 100 free, and fellow freshman Sinead Russell, who swam in the championship final of two individual events and all five relays. Head coach Gregg Troy discussed how the freshmen made big strides for the team.

With two sixth place finishes for both of these teams, the 2012-2013 season ended on a good note. Both teams will look to improve and grow even stronger next year.

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