MEET NOTES: Auburn Tigers Make Their First Ever Trip to Mizzou to Cap Off Regular Season Schedule

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn swimming and diving team caps off the 2014-15 regular season Thursday as the Tigers make their first-ever trip to Missouri. The meet is set to begin at noon at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Auburn faces a quick turnaround after facing Florida last Saturday to close out its home slate. The Tiger women (6-2-1) nearly pulled off the upset, dropping a heartbreaker against Florida, 152-148, in a meet that came down to the last relay. The Tigers had five different individual winners as Maddie Martin (100 fly) and Sarah Peterson (200 fly) earned their first victories of the year.

Auburn’s men (3-4) fell 158-142, but go a pair of wins out of Fraser McKean (1-meter, 3-meter) and Joe Patching (100 back, 200 back) along with closing the meet with a victory in the 400 free relay against the Gators.

After the Tigers wrap up their competition with Missouri, Auburn will get set to host the 2015 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Feb. 17-21, at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

Live results for Thursday’s meet will be available on AuburnTigers.com. Fans can follow @AuburnSwimming for live updates and interact by using #AuburnFast.

NEW TRAVELS
Thursday’s dual marks the first-ever regular season meeting between Auburn’s men against Missouri. The Auburn women are 1-0 all-time against Missouri with its lone win coming back in 2003.

SCOUTING MISSOURI
Missouri’s men (6-1) are led by Sam Tierney, who holds the SEC’s top time this season in the 100 breast (51.68) and 200 breast (1:52.67). In diving, Missouri’s Clark Thomas has won SEC Male Diver of the Week back-to-back weeks and scored a career-high 426.23 on the 3-meter board in his last competition with D-II foe Drury.

Dani Barbiea and Katherine Ross lead the Missouri women, who boast a 9-2 overall record  heading into its final meet of the regular season. Ross leads the league with the best time this season in the 100 breast (59.43), while Baribea ranks second  among SEC swimmers in the 100 fly (51.51).

UP NEXT

Auburn will get three weeks off to prepare for the SEC Championships. The Tigers are hosting the five-day meet for the first time since 2009.

ORDER OF EVENTS
12 p.m.
200 Medley Relay
1000 Freestyle
200 Freestyle
100 Backstroke
100 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
50 Freestyle
Diving Break
100 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
200 Breaststroke
500 Freestyle
100 Butterfly
Diving Break
200 IM
400 Freestyle Relay

For the latest updates on Auburn Swimming and Diving, follow the Tigers on Twitter, @AuburnSwimming or like Auburn Swimming and Diving on Facebook.

Above is a press release submitted by the Auburn Athletics Department.

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