Florida Completes Sweep in Dominating Fashion

Complete Results

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida swimming and diving started off its 2022-23 campaign with three victories Friday. The women beat Nova Southeastern 244-44 and Arkansas 219-79 in a double-dual, while the men topped Nova Southeastern 252-42.

The Gators finished with seven B-cuts on the day, and won every event but one.

Florida started off quick, winning the 200 medley relay on both sides to open up the meet. The men had four relay teams finish in the top five, while the women claimed 13 points on first and third place finishes.

Gainesville native Talia Bates her senior season with four wins, claiming first in the 100 back, 100 fly, 200 medley relay, and 400 free relay.

Newcomers
In his first collegiate action, Joshua Liendo was three for three in first place finishes. The Canadian Olympian swam the third leg of the 200 medley relay in his first collegiate race, before following that up with a win in the 50 free at 19.69, earning a B-cut, and a win in the 100 fly at 48.06.

In the 1000 free, Hayden Miller swam at 9: 53.52, over 13 seconds ahead of the field in her collegiate debut. The freshman from Houston, Texas also won the 500 free at 4: 51.10.

Jake Mitchell led the way in the men’s 500 free, touching the wall in 4: 24.92 to claim first. Mitchell finished second in the 200 free and was third in the 400 free relay in his Gator debut.

Nina Kucheran claimed three victories in her Florida debut, winning the 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 medley relay.

Diving
Carina Lumia swept the women’s diving competition, winning at the 1-meter and 3-meter, while Anton Svirskyi claimed 18 points with wins at the 1-meter and 3-meter.

Winners:

200 Medley Relay
Women: Mack, Kucheran, Peoples, T. Bates – 1: 40.72
Men: Chaney, Hillis, Liendo, Alberto Mestre – 1: 28.04

1000 Free
Women: Hayden Miller – 9: 53.52
Men: Brennan Gravley – 9: 09.98

200 Free
Women: Tylor Mathieu – 1: 49.36
Men: Julian Smith – 1: 37.56

100 Back
Women: Talia Bates – 54.23
Men: Adam Chaney – 48.45

100 Breast
Women: Nina Kucheran – 1: 02.09
Men: Dillon Hillis – 55.39

200 Fly
Men: Billy Jones – 1: 49.00

50 Free
Women: Ekaterina Nikonova – 22.45
Men: Joshua Liendo – 19.69

100 Free
Women: Ekaterina Nikonova – 48.95
Men: Julian Smith – 43.53

200 Back
Women: Mabel Zavaros – 1: 56.92
Men: Adam Chaney – 1: 49.11

200 Breast
Women: Nina Kucheran – 2: 15.76
Men: Raphael Rached Windmuller – 2: 00.13

500 Free
Women: Hayden Miller – 4: 51.10
Men: Jake Mitchell – 4: 24.92

100 Fly
Women: Talia Bates – 53.84
Men: Joshua Liendo – 48.06

200 IM
Women: Mabel Zavaros – 2: 01.21
Men: Kevin Vargas – 1: 46.80

400 Free Relay
Women: T. Bates, Cronk, Nikonova, K. Golding – 3: 20.56
Men: Lindholm, Alfonso MestreFullum-Hout, Freeman – 2: 59.41

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