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Monday, March 04, 2024

After the dust cleared in Federal Way, Wash., there were some vague similarities between the conclusion of the men's meet and women's championship meet last week.

Arizona was the winning school.

A UF swimmer with the last name Burckle set a record.

The team finished in the top 10.

The No. 6 men's swim team traveled across the country for the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships last Thursday.

Three days of non-stop swimming, personal bests and new records closed with the team's eighth-place finish.

The Gators came out of the gates with a 14th-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. They had a better showing in the 200 individual medley, with top-15 finishes by Bradley Ally (ninth), Shaune Fraser (10th) and Omar Pinzon (12th).

Pinzon and Fraser, along with Clark Burckle and Daniel Penniman, were also part of the 400-medley-relay team that finished eighth.

Ally and Burckle helped bring in points with their three-four finish in the 400 IM. Ally clocked in with a time of 3:43.59 and Burckle touched the wall with 3:43.68.

Ally was also a member of the 800 free relay, which featured Grant Johnson, Roland Rudolf and Fraser. The team finished sixth with a time of 6:24.03.

Rudolf later finished third in the 200 backstroke with a career-best time of 1:41.49. The third-place finish was the highest individual finish for any UF swimmer.

The 1,650 freestyle event was laden with Gators. Tobias Work had a team-best 15th-place finish in the event with a finishing time of 15:05.11.

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Arguably the best news for the Gators came in the 200 breaststroke, where Burckle set a school record with a time of 1:55.09.

UF ended the meet with a 12th-place finish in the 400 free relay. UF scored a total of 210 points.

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