No. 16 Women's Swimming and Diving Faces No. 2 Florida The No. 16 University of Minnesotawomen s swimming and diving team competed against its second top-three opponent in two weeks as the Golden Gophers traveled to No. 2 Florida, today, in Gainesville, Fla.
The No. 16 University of Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team competed against its second top-three opponent in two weeks as the Golden Gophers traveled to No. 2 Florida, today, in Gainesville, Fla. The Gators were victorious by a score of 165-127.Minnesota fell to No. 1 California, 188.5-108.5 on Oct. 13 at the University Aquatic Center.
Leading the pack for the Gophers was sophomore Yuen Kobayashi, who clocked two provisional qualifying times. Kobayashi started the day with a second-place finish in the 1000 free in a time of 9:52.60. She also nabbed a second-place finish in the 200 free in a provisional qualifying time of 1:49.91. Kobayashi won the 500 free in her second provisional qualifying time of 4:51.65.
Christine Jennings finished fourth in the 1000 free (10:02.73) and third in the 500 free with a provisional qualifying time of 4:53.98. Valerie Tukey also placed fifth in the 500 free (5:02.70).
Freshman Kim Kazika won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:05.57. She added a second-place finish in the 200 breast, touching the wall in 2:22.25. Jennifer Hasling placed in the top three in both of her individual events contested. She led the team both the 100 back (57.13) and in the 50 free (23.91).
Meredith McCarthy and Krista Kezbers tied for second place in the 100 free with a time of 52.83. Erin Forster placed second in the 200 back (2:03.15) and fifth in the 100 back (57.85), while Roxane Akradi finished fourth in the 100 back (57.85).
Also winning events were Jenny Shaughnessy in the 400 individual medley when she clocked a provisional qualifying time of 4:22.87. Kait Strickland finished second in a time of 4:31.26. Jennifer Chang on the 100 fly in 57.45, while Danielle Ridder finished second in a time of 57.70. Minnesota closed out the night when it won the 400 free relay. McCarthy, Kezbers, Kobayashi and Tukey combined for a winning time of 3:29.40.
In diving action, Alexandra Barstad led the Gophers in the 1-meter event. Barstad earned a score of 254.32 and four points for the Maroon and Gold. Holly Jakits finished fifth in the same event with a score of 211.51. Brianna Hubbard placed second in the 3-meter with a score of 285.53. Barstad finished fourth (268.43), while Jakits placed fifth with a score of (254.63).
Minnesota is on the road for the second-straight week as the Gophers travel to Chapel Hill and face North Carolina, Nov. 3-4. Friday’s action is scheduled for , while Saturday’s competition is at