Tetzloff and Falconer Win 3 Each as Auburn Dominates Georgia Tech

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 3

January 05th, 2019 ACC, College, News, SEC


  • January 5, 2018
  • Auburn, AL
  • Results
  • Scores
    • WOMEN: Auburn 165, Georgia Tech 91
    • MEN: Auburn 164, Georgia Tech 94


Erin Falconer and Alyssa Tetzloff were key in the Auburn women’s rout of the visiting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Falconer, a freestyle/backstroke specialist, got things off to a great start with a 1:47.31 showing in the 200 free. She’d go on to take two more tough events, swimming to a 1:57.70 in the 200 back and winning the 500 free in a great race with Tiger freshman Emily Hetzer. Falconer hit the wall first, going 4:49.26, just ahead of Hetzer’s 4:49.44.

Hetzer had a win of her own in the 1000 free, going 10:02.74. Tetzloff, meanwhile, collected three wins of her own, sweeping the sprint freestyles with a 22.58 in the 50 and a 49.94 in the 100, then going 53.25 for a commanding two-second win in the 100 fly.

Sophomore Carly Cummings was strong for the Tigers, picking up wins in the 200 breast (2:15.58) and 400 IM (4:16.36). Auburn looked great, winning both relays and not giving up any events individually, either.

Iris Wang of GT put down a 1:48.79 to grab 2nd in the 200 free, while Emily Ilgenfritz picked up 2nd place finishes in the 500 and 1000 free.


The Auburn men opened with a win in the 200 medley relay, keying on a 20.72 fly split from Santiago Grassi. Grassi, a junior, would prove vital to Auburn’s attack today, as he finished with wins in the 200 fly (1:47.54) as well as the 100 fly (47.36), winning by over two seconds in both.

Auburn’s Russell Noletto took on one of the most gruesome triples for a one session dual meet, competing in the 500 free, 1000 free, and 400 IM. After losing a nailbiter in the 1000 to teammate Josh Dannhauser, 9:21.86 to 9:21.95, Noletto roared back for a three-second win over Dannhauser in the 500 free (4:30.35) before swimming to the win in the 400 IM (3:58.34).

David Crossland of the Tigers swept the backstrokes, posting a 49.25 in the 100 and a 1:50.87 to take the 200.

Auburn won the closing 400 free relay to seal the deal. The Yellow Jackets did get a win thanks to Corben Miles, who was 20.31 in the 50 free. Notably missing for GT was Caio Pumputis, the sophomore IMer who has been phenomenal this season.

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3 years ago

Please can someone explain to me why the 1000 is swum in so many college meets when only the 1650 is an ncaa event? I’ve never understood this!

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3 years ago

The 1650 is 1/3 harder to swim than the 1000, and most don’t want to do it every meet. Plus is typically ruins your 500 later in the meet.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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