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HURRICANES TAKE SECOND IN THE -A- INVITATIONAL

Oct. 23, 2000

Coral Gables, Fla – UM senior Scott Gentles (Atlanta, GA) finished first in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.76) and the 1650-yard freestyle (16:21.63) to secure the “A” Invitational Male Individual Points Championship Sunday, October 22 at Norman Whitten Student Union Pool.

Gentles was third place and trailed teammate Wesley Stoddard (Huntsville, AL), 26-22, going into Sunday’s competition. After narrowly defeating Stoddard in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 1650-yard freestyle Gentles finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:13.73) and eighth in the 100-yard backstroke (58.51) to accumulate 48 points and edge Stoddard by four points.

In the women’s field Elaine Schwartz (Mt. Laurel, NJ) took second in the Female Individual Points race with 52 points. Vanessa Duenas (Miami Metro Aquatic Club) won the event with 73 points.

Schwartz finished the meet strong with a first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.35), a second place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.81) and top ten finishes in both the 100-yard backstroke 5th, (1:01.97) and the 200-yard freestyle 7th, (30.33).The University of Miami men’s and women’s swimmers combined for 511 points placing them second out of 28 teams behind The Miami Metro Aquatic Swimming Club with 626 points.

The University of Miami Men’s and Women’s Swim team returns to action on Saturday, November 4 against Indian River Community College in a dual meet starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Norman Whitten Student Union Pool. Admission is free.