Gators Set for SEC Matchup with Auburn

by SwimSwam 0

January 25th, 2019 College, News, SEC

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida will be on the road this weekend for an SEC showdown with the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Last time out, the Gators were at home on Jan. 4/5 against Kentucky and Ohio State. The UF men defeated Kentucky 389.5-191.5 and Ohio State 317.5-263.5. On the women’s side, Florida bested Kentucky 300.5-280.5 and OSU 403-178.

The Florida men beat the Tigers last season, 182-114, and have won six of the last seven meetings dating back to 2011-12. Auburn’s women have won the last two meetings, but the teams have split the last 14 meetings 7-7.

Khader Baqlah has the fourth-best swim in the NCAA in the 200 Free to pace the No. 6 ranked men. He’s added the ninth-best time in the 500 Free and ranks 14th in the 1,000 Free. Maxime Rooney holds the nation’s eighth-fastest time in the 100 Free and produced the 11th-best swim in the NCAA in the 200 Free. Kieran Smith notched the 13th-fastest times in the 200 Free and in the 400 IM. Trey Freeman swam the 17th-fastest in the 500 Free and 13th-fastest in the 1,000 Free. Robert Finke collected the NCAA’s 11th-best swim in the 1,650 Free and 17th-best swim in the 1,000 Free. Grant Sanders has the country’s eighth-best time in the 400 IM and 20th-fastest mark in the 200 IM.

For the women, Vanessa Pearl clocked the fifth-fastest swim in the 400 IM and in the 200 Breast, as well as the sixth-fastest time in the 200 IM. Leah Braswell is currently the sixth fastest in the 500 Free and the 1,650 Free. Mabel Zavaros holds the 11th-best time in the 200 Back and the 20th-fastest swim in the 400 IM. Emma Ball has the 14th-best time in the 100 Back. Kelly Fertel comes in with the 12th-best time in the 200 IM and eighth fastest in the 400 IM.

The meet starts at 11 a.m. ET with the women’s 3-meter and men’s 1-meter. Follow along live on SECN+ and Meet Mobile. Click here for the SECN+ link.

Swimming Event Schedule
Saturday 11 a.m. ET
Women 3 meter Diving

Men 1 meter Diving

Women 200 Medley Relay

Men 200 Medley Relay

Women 1000 Free

Men 1000 Free

Women 200 Free

Men 200 Free

Women 100 Back

Men 100 Back

Women 100 Breast

Men 100 Breast

Women 200 Fly

Men 200 Fly

Women 50 Free

Men 50 Free

Women 1 meter Diving

Women 100 Free

Men 100 Free

Women 200 Back

Men 200 Back

Women 200 Breast

Men 200 Breast

Women 500 Free

Men 500 Free

Women 100 Fly

Men 100 Fly

Men 3 meter Diving

Women 200 IM

Men 200 IM

Women 400 Free Relay

Men 400 Free Relay

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