SEC champ Michael Duderstadt threw down a pair of clutch breaststroke swims to help the Auburn Tigers to victory.
The men’s meet came down to the very last race, as Auburn won the final relay by a tenth of a second to leave the score at 153-147.
The Auburn men and women opened the 2016-17 season with a victory on the road, as the Tigers were victorious over the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison on Saturday.
Auburn has won 11 straight SEC titles in the 400 free relay, but needs a better NCAA showing to improve on last year’s 10th-place finish.
László Cseh took home four gold medals in Gyor: 50 fly, 100 fly, 200fly, and 200 IM. That brings his career total to 99 national titles.
Auburn’s Peter Holoda, Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev, and Texas’ Brett Ringgold collectively posted a 19.18 in this morning’s 50 free and will conduct a three-way swim-off for entry in tonight’s championship final.
Caeleb Dressel will hunt down the NCAA title along with Vlad Morozov’s NCAA record in the 100 freestyle.
Georgia’s Brittany MacLean (pictured) and Hali Flickinger could each win their third individual title of the 2016 SEC meet as Georgia aims to track down Texas A&M and Tennessee on the final night of action.
Junior Anton McKee is the top 200 breast qualifier for the Alabama men, who are tied with Auburn at 5 A finalists apiece after this morning’s session.
Tennessee’s Faith Johnson anchored the Volunteers’ 200 medley relay to the first swimming victory of the 2016 SEC Championships.
Having won a combined 23 SEC swimming and diving championships, Auburn’s men’s and women’s teams are in Columbia, Mo., for the 2016 Championships this week, which run Tuesday through Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
The Texas Longhorns showed off their dominance in a dual meet with the visiting Auburn Tigers in Austin, Texas Thursday night. The Texas men posted a 156-136 in an exciting battle against the Tigers. The Longhorn women held a commanding lead to reach a 171-121 win over Auburn, sweeping the events
Hali Flickinger’s turned in two of many nationally-ranking swims from this morning’s prelims.
Italian butterflier Paolo Ricci, shown here with Luis Martinez and Coach Brett Hawke, has given a verbal commitment to swim for Auburn University in 2016.
Junior Kyle Darmody will lead the Tigers into battle this season