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GAINESVILLE, Fla. The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell at Florida Wednesday in Gainesville, Fla. The Gator men defeated UVa 169-129 while the women suffered a 166-132 setback to UF.

Virginia second-years Liz Shaw, Matt McLean and Scot Robison along with third-year Mei Christensen, were all double-event winners for the Cavaliers.

Shaw earned first-place honors in the 200 fly (1:57.03), good enough for an NCAA B qualifying standard. She then went on to win the 100 fly in 54.96.

McLean led the pack of Cavaliers who went 1-2-3 in the 1000 free. McLean won the race in 9:03.00 while teammates Taylor Smith (9:15.78) and John Snawerdt (9:17.21) were second and third, respectively. McLean also claimed a victory in the 500 free in an NCAA B time of 4:23.96.

Robison led Virginia in the sprint freestyle events, winning both the 50 free (20.64) and 100 free (44.61).

Christensen won the 100 back with another B standard of 54.19. She was also a member of the 200 freestyle relay team that took first-place honors in 3:22.53, yet another provisional time. Christensen was joined on the relay squad by Kristen Moores, Kristen Wallace and Megan Evo.

Other event winners for the Cavaliers included Jen Narum in the1000 free (9:48.01), Ellie Freeman in the 200 breast (2:17.25) and Ryan Hurley in the 100 breast (56.24).

Both Virginia squads are back in action Jan. 24 at home against conference rival North Carolina.

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