Stanford’s Brooke Forde was one of just a handful of 5th year swimmers who scored more points at this year’s NCAA Championship meet than last year’s.
The Auburn men and women scored no points at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, but earned themselves a lot of opportunities to change that on Friday.
Derek Maas had three individual victories as the Alabama men lost to Auburn in a close score of 152-148. The Alabama women beat Auburn 161-139.
Sierra will join Auburn University next fall in 2022 as the team is looking to rebuild under new head coach Ryan Wochomurka.
High school junior and 200 breast Olympic Trials qualifier Aislyn Barnett has committed to join the Auburn Tigers in the fall of 2023.
After swimming her first best time in the 100 back in more than 5 years on Friday, Autumn Haebig will race as the top seed in the 200 free on Saturday.
Izaak Bastian was one of three double winners for the Seminoles; he swept the breaststrokes, going 54.56 in the 100 and 2:00.13 in the 200 breast.
Auburn junior Emily Hetzer won the 200 free and 500 free as the Tigers won all but the 200 butterfly in Atlanta.
After swimming a PB this morning, freshman Cecilia Porter set a new Florida program record in the 100 breast, breaking 1:00 for the first time at 59.22.
Florida freshman Cecilia Porter swam the 4th-fastest 100 BR in program history at 1:00.02 while teammate Talia Bates clocked in two personal bests.
Florida’s Miguel Cancel posted a 3:42.74 in the 400 IM, likely qualifying for NCAAs as he’s now ranked 16th. Teammate Kevin Vargas is now 20th in 3:43.35.
The Auburn Tigers won every event on both the men’s and women’s sides in their senior day meet against Gardner-Webb on Friday.
Auburn swept Alabama in an in-state SEC rivalry meet at Auburn.
Hopkin also won the 50 free (22.28), 100 free (48.96), and 100 fly (55.06), while Auburn had two women split 22-lows on 200 medley relay anchor legs.
Auburn senior Santiago Grassi currently has the top 50 free in the NCAA so far in the season after going 19.86 at the Auburn-LSU dual meet this weekend.