Florida Heads to Alabama for Auburn Invitational

by SwimSwam 2

February 07th, 2019 College, SEC

Courtesy: Florida Athletics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida men’s and women’s swimming teams head back to Alabama for the second time in three weeks. The Gators will compete against Alabama, host Auburn, Emory, Florida State, and Georgia Tech at the Auburn Invitational.

Last time out, Florida hosted Tennessee for Senior Day at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Natatorium. The Florida men defeated the Volunteers, 190-108. The women bested the Vols, 173-127.

Earlier this week, three Gators were honored with SEC weekly accolades. Trey Freeman earned the SEC Swimmer of the Week and Kacper Stokowski picked up Freshman of the Week. On the women’s side, Vanessa Pearl tallied her sixth SEC Freshman of the Week distinction.

The Gators have already competed against Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Georgia Tech. The unfamiliar Emory Eagles are an NCAA DIII powerhouse. Last season, the Emory men were the national runner-up, while the women claimed the NCAA National Championship. This will be a very deep field as nine of the 12 teams are ranked nationally inside the Top-25.

The meet begins on Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET with prelims of the men’s and women’s 500 Free. Finals on Friday begin at 6 p.m. ET. Live stats for the meet can be found on Meet Mobile or you can click here.

Swimming Event Schedule

Prelims 10:30 a.m. Prelims 10:30 a.m. Prelims 10:30 a.m.
500 Free 400 IM 200 Back
200 IM 100 Fly 100 Free
50 Free 200 Free 200 Breast
Finals 6 p.m. 100 Breast 200 Fly
200 FR 100 Back 1,650 Free
500 Free Finals 6 p.m. Finals 4 p.m.
200 IM 200 MR 200 Back
50 Free 400 IM 100 Free
400 MR 100 Fly 200 Breast
  200 Free 200 Fly
  100 Breast 400 FR
  100 Back  
  800 FR  

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5 years ago

Not the top tier swimmers from each program but will we see any qualify to NCAA’s from this meet?

Reply to  wolfensf
5 years ago

wolfensf – it always seems to happen, someone has the meet of their lives and gets a cut at one of these minor invites.