Finke, Dressel Win 2 Each as Gator Women Defeat Miami


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Saturday, January 7th

25 yards

Dual meet format


Florida- 180

Miami- 115

The University of Florida women’s team hit the road this weekend, taking on the Miami Hurricanes in Coral Gables. The Gators came away with a victory, scoring 180 points to Miami’s 115.

Senior Autumn Finke and freshman Sherridon Dressel were instrumental to the Gators’ success, picking up a pair of individual event titles each. Finke took care of the distance events, first touching in a 10:00.24 to take the 1000 free by over 8 seconds. She then got the job done in the 500 free, winning in 4:55.48.

Dressel, on the other hand, played her role in the sprint freestyles. She dropped a quick 23.37 in the 50 free to take 1st in a tight battle with Miami’s Iliana Oikonomou (23.50). Dressel then turned around to win the 100 free by over a second, touching with a winning time of 51.15. She was even faster than that as a part of Florida’s winning 400 free relay, leading off in 50.89.

Senior Angela Algee was a key player for Miami, recording the Hurricanes’ only event win of the meet. Algee blasted a 55.69 to win the 100 fly, holding off Florida’s Alyssa Yambor-Maul (55.72) at the finish. PRESS RELEASE – FLORIDA:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Although the meet was pushed up due to impending weather, the No. 21 Gator women continued their dominating performance through Saturday afternoon, defeating Miami (FL) 180-115 in the two teams’ first dual meeting since 2005.With the win, the Gators now bump their all-time record to 27-2 against the Hurricanes.Florida won 11 straight swimming events before counting the last two, the 200 IM and 400 free relay, as exhibition swims. The 100 fly marked the lone win for the Hurricanes by a slim .03 seconds.Unlike yesterday’s meet at Florida Atlantic, Florida’s event winners were not as varied. Today, three swimmers combined for six of the 10 individual wins. Autumn Finke took care of distance, winning both the 500 free (4:55.48) and 1000 free (10:00.24). Sherridon Dressel touched first in both sprint freestyles, timing out at 23.37 in the 50 and 51.15 in the 100.Fellow freshman Kelly Fertel controlled the breaststroke events, placing first in the 100 (1:03.85) and 200 (2:17.90).A freshman, a sophomore, a junior and a senior won the final four events for Florida. Emma Ball took first in the 100 back at 55.62, while Sydney Sell won the 200 in 2:01.46. Amelia Maughan and Alyssa Yambor-Maul rounded out the individual wins, with Maughan taking the 200 free title in 1:50.72 and Yambor-Maul the 200 fly in 2:01.06.Ball, Savanna Faulconer , Yambor-Maul and Dressel also teamed up for the 400 medley relay, which they won in 3:45.42. TROY’S TAKE ON SWIMMING “It was a very good meet today. The women picked up where they left off yesterday. They raced well and showed great focus as we had several delays and unique situations due to weather. Freshmen Sherridon […]