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George Mason places 3rd at Orange Bowl Swimming Classic

Thursday - 1/3/2013, 7:33pm  ET

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Michigan has won both the men's and women's divisions at the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic in the Florida Keys.

Wolverine swimmers also set 15 individual, two men's and two women's relay Orange Bowl records during Thursday's meet at the Jacobs Aquatic Center.

Men's and women's teams from West Virginia University and George Mason University placed second and third respectively.

It was the fifth consecutive Orange Bowl win for the Wolverines' men's team that is ranked among the top NCAA Division I teams in the country. Michigan coach Mike Bottom characterized the victory as a meaningful sign that his swimmers are getting even better.

The Classic attracted teams from eight universities and is a highlight of a collegiate winter swim training program in the Keys.


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