Swimming finishes second at SEC Championships

Competing for four days in the Gabrielsen Natatorium at the University of Georgia, the No. 6 Florida Gators men’s and No. 7 women’s swimming and diving teams each finished in second place at the 2010 Southeastern Conference Championships. On the men’s side, the Auburn Tigers took first place by only 19 points (784-765), while the Georgia Bulldogs finished ahead of the Florida women by a larger margin (824.5-698).

Men’s coach Gregg Troy and women’s coach Donnie Craine led the Gators’ efforts all season long, bringing home recognition for themselves while assisting numerous student-athletes in reaching accolades of their own. The men’s and women’s teams combined for 14 SEC Championship titles (six and eight, respectively), two SEC records and six school records. Florida also earned 18 NCAA automatic qualifying marks/times.

2010 Florida SEC Awards
SEC Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year – Gregg Troy
SEC Women’s Diving Coach of the Year – Donnie Craine
SEC Men’s Swimmer of the Year – Conor Dwyer
SEC Women’s Swimmer of the Year – Gemma Spofforth
SEC Women’s Diver of the Year – Kara Salamone
Commissioner’s Trophy, High Point Award (Men’s) – Conor Dwyer, Shaune Fraser
Commissioner’s Trophy, High Point Award (Women’s) – Gemma Spofforth

Check out Florida’s numerous new SEC titles, SEC records, school records, NCAA qualifiers and more after the break!

2010 SEC Titles (14)
1. Men’s 800-yard free relay – Fraser (S), Fraser (B), Rousseau, Dwyer (6:15.91)
2. Men’s 500-yard freestyle – Conor Dwyer: 4:14.58
3. Men’s 200-yard individual medley – Shaune Fraser: 1:43.53
4. Men’s 100-yard butterfly – Shaune Fraser: 45.82
5. Men’s 200-yard freestyle – Conor Dwyer: 1:33.33
6. Men’s 200-yard backstroke – Marco Loughran: 1:40.72
7. Women’s One-meter diving – Kara Salamone: 326.70
8. Women’s 200-yard IM – Gemma Spofforth: 1:55.39
9. Women’s 200-yard free relay – Stafford, Spofforth, Bateman, Napier: 1:28.71
10. Women’s 200-yard individual medley – Teresa Crippen: 4:05.07
11. Women’s 100-yard backstroke – Gemma Spofforth: 50.91
12. Women’s 200-yard backstroke – Gemma Spofforth: 1:51.93
13. Women’s 200-yard butterfly – Jemma Lowe: 1:54.76
14. Women’s Platform: Kara Salamone – 324.45

2010 SEC Records (2)
1. Men’s 800-yard free relay – Fraser (S), Fraser (B), Rousseau, Dwyer (6:15.91)
2. Women’s Platform – Kara Salamone: 324.45

2010 UF Records (6)
1. Men’s 800-yard free relay – Fraser (S), Fraser (B), Rousseau, Dwyer: 6:15.91
2. Men’s 500-yard freestyle – Conor Dwyer: 4:14.58
3. Men’s 100-yard butterfly – Shaune Fraser: 45.82
4. Men’s 400-yard freestyle relay – Fraser (B), Gomez, Dwyer, Fraser (S): 2:49.95
5. Women’s 100-yard freestyle – Shara Stafford: 47.99
6. Women’s Platform – Kara Salamone: 324.45

2010 NCAA Automatic Qualifying Marks (18)
For this and much more information about the Gators’ success at the 2010 SEC Championships, please read the Universality of Florida’s recap of the event. Click here!

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