AUSTIN, Texas – Kieran Smith and the 400 Medley Relay team led the Gators on day two of the 2019 NCAA Championships on Thursday at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The University of Florida men’s swimming team currently sits in fifth place with 76 points.
Smith earned a First-Team All-American honor in the 200 IM with his eighth-place finish and his swim of 1:44.23. Smith collected his second First-Team All-American nod with his performance. He is the only freshman to earn First-Team All-American status in the 200 IM this season.
The 400 Medley Relay team of Kacper Stokowski, Marco Guarente, Maxime Rooney, and Bayley Main all earned First-Team All-American accolades for their eighth-place time of 3:04.66. Their swim is the fifth-best in Florida history. Rooney collected his seventh All-American honor, while Main earned his second. Guarente and Stokowski both earned their first All-American accolades.
The team of Rooney, Will Davis, Main and Smith combined for a time of 1:16.59 and placed third in the consolation final of the 200 Free Relay. The squad picked up an All-American honorable mention honor. Rooney picked up his eighth All-American status. Smith and Main now have three