With one day remaining in the Purdue Invitational, the Gators find themselves at the top of the pack. The No. 3 men are sitting in first with 667 points, while the No. 14 women are second with 459.5 points.

The Gator men recorded two individual wins on the night to hold onto first place through day 2.

Jan Switkowski recorded another win this season, posting a B-cut of 3:42.50 in the men’s 400 IM. The Gators took the top four spots in the race, with Mark Szaranek, Grant Sanders and Taylor Delk filling out spots 2-3-4.

Michael Taylor grabbed the other individual for the Gator men, posting a B-cut time of 47.25 in the 100 back. Bayley Main followed in second place with a B-cut of his own, swimming a 47.64.

UF women’s A 200 medley relay and A 800 free relay both finished fourth, with the former posting a time of 1:39.68 and the latter registering a time of 7:17.67.

The men’s A relays finished second in both the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay. The quartet of Jan Switkowski, Mark Szaranek, Grant Sanders and Khader Baqlah recorded an A-cut time of 6:18.18 to close out the night for Florida.

The Gator women recorded four top-3 finishes during the finals session, while the men recorded eight of their own.

The final day of the Purdue Invitational begins tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. with the preliminaries session.

How it Happened – A Finals

–       The women’s 200 medley A relay of Emma Ball, Dani Keymont, Amelia Maughan and Kelsey Dambacher finished fourth overall with a time of 1:39.68.

–       The UF men’s A relay of Taylor, Chandler Bray, Switkowski and Enzo Martinez-Scarpe posted a time of 1:25.99, good for second overall.

–       Kelly Fertel took second in the 400 IM with a B-cut time of 4:09.11, followed by Savanna Faulconer (B-cut, 4:10.29) in third. Hannah Burns (B-cut, 4:14.38) and Makayla Sargent (B-cut, 4:15.40) went fifth and sixth to round out the A final.

–       The Gator men took the top four spots and six out of eight total in the 400 IM A final. Switkowski finished first (B-cut, 3:42.50), followed by M. Szaranek (B-cut, 3:44.56), Sanders (B-cut, 3:46.43) and Taylor Delk (B-cut- 3:50.72). Andrew Brady finished sixth with a B-cut time of 3:52.14 and Ross Palazzo rounded out the Florida men in eighth with a B-cut time of 3:53.81.

–       Alex Lebed also recorded a B-cut qualifying time in the 400 IM, finishing ninth overall with a time of 3:50.85.

–       Dambacher finished third overall in the women’s 200 free, posting a B-cut time of 1:46.87. Taylor Ault followed in sixth, finishing with a swim of 1:48.23.

–       Maughan posted a B-cut in the B final of the women’s 200 free, registering a time of 1:46.68.

–       Five Gator men competed in the A final of the 200 free, with Baqlah finishing second with a B-cut of 1:33.35. Maxime Rooney (B-cut, 1:34.32) followed in third place and M. Szaranek (B-cut, 1:36.94) finished fifth. Grady Heath (B-cut, 1:37.19) and Gerry Quinn (B-cut, 1:37.49) went 7-8 to round out the competitors in the A final.

–       Brady (1:37.04) and Bayley Main (1:37.77) each recorded B-cuts in the 200 free B final.

–       Keymont was the lone Gator in the women’s 100 breast A final, finishing eighth with a time of 1:04.12.

–       Marco Guarente represented the Gators in the 100 breast A final, finishing fourth with a B-cut time of 53.99.

–       Ball posted a second place finish in the women’s 100 back, finishing with a B-cut time of 52.26. Sydney Sell swam in the B final, recording a time of 53.89 for a NCAA B-cut. In the D final, Dambacher also recorded a B-cut of 52.98.

–       Taylor and Main went 1-2 with B-cut times of 47.25 and 47.64, respectively, in the 100 back. Clark Beach rounded out the A final Gators, finishing with a B-cut of 48.41.

–       Florida’s A relay of Dambacher, Maughan, Fertel and Ault finished fourth in the 800 free relay.

–       On the men’s side, the 800 free A relay of Switkowski, M. Szaranek, Sanders and Baqlah finished second with an A-cut time of 6:18.18. 

How it Happened – Prelims

–       All seven women racing in the 400 IM qualified for a final:

o    A – Fertel (B-cut – 4:08.60), Faulconer (B-cut – 4:09.14), Burns (B-cut – 4:13.16), Sargent (B-cut – 4:15.41)

o    C – Scheriger, Ault, Rodriguez

–       Nine men made it into a final for the 400 IM:

o    A – Switkowski (B-cut – 3:44.52), Sanders (B-cut, 3:46.46), M. Szaranek (B-cut – 3:49.32), Delk (B-cut – 3:50.93), Palazzo (B-cut – 3:51.52), Brady (B-cut – 3:52.20)

o    B – Corredor, Balogh

o    C – Lebed

–       Two women made a final in the 100 fly:

o    B – Ball

o    D – Conway

–       Three men qualified for finals in the 100 fly:

o    B – Kennedy

o    C – Silver

o    D – Toth

–       Switkowski recorded the only B-cut for the Gators in the 100 fly, swimming a 46.68 exhibition time.

–       Eight women racing in the 200 free qualified for a final:

o    A – Dambacher (B-cut – 1:46.86), Ault

o    B – Bindi, Maughan, Miller, Hatch

o    C – Williams

o    D – Boszormenyi

–       14 men swam to a final in the 200 free:

o    A – Baqlah (B-cut – 1:34.52), Rooney (B-cut – 1:34.61), M. Szaranek (B-cut – 1:36.90), Quinn (B-cut – 1:37.03), Heath (B-cut – 1:37.10)

o    B – Brady (B-cut – 1:37.43), Gezmis, Lawless, Main

o    C – Manganiello, Margotti, Martinez-Scarpe

o    D – Toth, Callahan

–       Four women made finals in the 100 breast:

o    A – Keymont (B-cut – 1:02.09)

o    C – Scheriger, Deboer

o    D – Rodriguez

–       Five men made the cut for the 100 breast finals session:

o    A – Guarente (B-cut – 54.44)

o    B – Bray (B-cut – 55.11), Wu (B-cut – 55.23)

o    C – Martinez-Scarpe

o    D – Palazzo

–       Four women made finals for the 100 back:

o    A – Ball (B-cut – 52.35)

o    B – Sell (B-cut – 54.72)

o    D – Conway, Dambacher

–       Eight men swam to a final in the 100 back:

o    A – Taylor (B-cut – 47.22), Main (B-cut – 47.89), C. Beach

o    B – Balogh, Silver

o    C – Mahaffey

o    D – Kennedy, Callahan

How it Happened – Diving Finals

–       Brooke Madden finished seventh overall on the 1-meter board, posting a mark of 268.25.

How it Happened – Diving Prelims

–       Madden finished 10th with a score of 253.20 on the 1-meter board to advance to the finals session.

–       Emma Whitner (239.45), Boni Trinter (194.40) and Brianna Felegi (191.40) went 20th, 25th and 26th, respectively.

–       On the men’s side, Dalton Goss finished 14th with a mark of 298.65 and Alex Farrow followed in 16th with a score of 293.10.

Up Next

–       The Gators return to the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center Saturday at 10 a.m. to wrap up the Invite.

–       Diving will take place at 12 p.m. and finals for both swimming to follow at 6 p.m.

–       Find all the live meet results and stream for the finals session at Meet Central.