After an opening month in which it played host to four teams over three home meets, the Auburn swimming and diving program is on the road for the first time this weekend, traveling to South Carolina for a Saturday dual meet in Columbia.
On Friday, the Tide traveled to SEC and in-state rival Auburn for dual meet action. The women were victorious, giving them their first dual meet victory over Auburn since 1996. On the men’s side, however, Auburn prevailed.
The Aggies won all of the individual freestyle races on the women’s side, with freshman standout Haley Yelle impressing in the distance events.
For senior Caroline Baddock and junior Erin Falconer, their journeys to captaincy of Auburn’s women’s swimming and diving teams could not be any more contrasting.
Jones led the Wildcats in a 1-2-3 sweep of both the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle events vs. Eastern Michigan.
The Tennessee men pulled off a close victory against host team Auburn. They also took down Wisconsin in the tri-meet. Auburn’s women were able to bring home wins against both Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Meynen, who has been undefeated in the 100 free at dual meets since her freshman season (2016-17), extended her winning streak with a 49.46 to outpace Wisconsin’s Emmy Sehmann (49.96).
“I’m happy with my times and I’m really motivated,” says Spanish teen Hugo Gonzalez of his performance in Indianapolis.
Zach Apple will be holding things down for Auburn’s sprint group next season.
Michael Andrew earned Male Swimmer of the Meet honors at World Juniors.
Rikako Ikee will go for two gold medals on the final night of the World Junior Championships in the 100 fly and 50 free.
Taylor Ruck will look to defend her title in the 200 free on the final day of the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov and South Africa’s Jarryd Baxter are the only two scratches from championship-seeded heats on Day 6 of FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi is the headliner in tonight’s 50 breast semifinals as he chases his own Junior World Record.
Rikako Ikee of JPN is the top seed in the women’s 100 fly at Junior World Championships.