– The University of Florida men’s swimming and diving team will head back to Gainesville after three successful days of competition at the 2020 Toyota U.S. Open at the Selby Aquatic Center in Sarasota, Fla.
In Saturday’s final session, a Gator finished first in four of five events, highlighted by five U.S. Olympic trial cuts.
Overall, Florida posted seven new LCM personal-bests and 20 trial cuts through three days in Sarasota.
Robert Finke started off the final day with a dominant swim of 15:09.14 in the 1,500 free. His effort would help him win the Sarasota site by 26 seconds and sits as the 18th-fastest time in the world this year.
Finishing behind Finke in Sarasota was Brennan Gravley, notching a third-place mark and Olympic trial cut effort of 15:36.65. The final Gators to hit the water in the distance event were Advait Page in fourth (15:52.93) and Nicholas Hernandez-Tome in fifth (15:59.55).
After notching a regional win in the final event of Friday night’s session, Clark Beach continued his success in the backstroke, this time in the 200. He would pick up a win with his second trial cut of the event, besting the remainder of the field by a