Chierighini blazes to nation's fourth-fastest time
Auburn newcomers provide spark as Tigers stay unbeaten
Relays will be a key for the Tigers this season
Sophomore Season (2013-14):
Swam in four events during the season, specializing in the the distnace freestyle events (200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free)...Posted best time in the 500 free at the Auburn Invitational at 4:35.03, good enough for fourth on the team...Had the fifth-best time in the 1,000 free with a swim of 9:58.43 at the Notre Dame Tri-Meet...Swam the mile at the Auburn Invitational, clocking a 15:49.27 for the third-best time on the team.
Freshman Season (2012-13):
Competed in five events through his first season at Auburn (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free and 1,650 free)...Fastest 50 time of 21.78 came against Kentucky, finishing sixth...Primarily a distance free swimmer, his best time in the 1,000 free (9:40.99) came against Texas, good for fifth-best on the team...In the 1,650 free, he clocked a personal-best 16:15.54 at the Georgia Invitational...Nearly made an NCAA 'B' cut time in the 200 free (1:39.33), while finishing 13th at the Bulldog Invite and reaching the B-final of that event...At the same meet, he reached the A-final of the 500 free with a time of 4:28.47, placing seventh.
Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, where he swam the 1,500-meter freestyle ... Will compete for Auburn primarily in distance freestyle events ... Represented the United States with the NCSA All-American team in Osaka, Japan, in September, along with fellow signees Jacob Siar and Jordan Jones ... 2011 Florida high school state champion in 100 freestyle; runner-up in 200 free.
|Funk's Top Times (SCY)|
|100 freestyle||46.82||12/2/12||Georgia Invitational|
|500 freestyle||4:28.47||3/2/13||Last Chance|
|1650 freestyle||15:49.27||11/24/13||Auburn Invitational|
|Funk's Top Times (LCM)|
|100 freestyle||52.92||2012||NCSA Jr. Nationals|
|200 freestyle||1:54.96||2010||Irish Nationals|