Five Tigers Compete At Ralph Crocker Classic

Feb. 4, 2008

AUBURN - Five Auburn swimmers competed in the Second-Annual Ralph Crocker Classic over the weekend in the James E. Martin aquatics Center, posting a NCAA automatic qualifying time and three "B" cut times.

Freshman Micah Martindale was the top Tiger in the three-day event, posting an "A" cut 16:13.78 in the 1,650 free, setting her season-best time by more than 20 seconds.

Fellow freshman Julie Golden also had a good weekend, swimming "B" cut times in the 200 back (2:00.15) and 200 free (1:50.17). She also swam in the 100 back, posting a season-best time of 57.11.

Junior Blakeley Bunch also picked up a NCAA provisional cut, coming in at 4:20.67 in the 400 IM.

Others competing this weekend were juniors Kara Nelson and John Snyder.

Nelson swam in the 50 free (25.74), 200 fly (2:02.92) and 100 fly (55.67) while Snyder competed in the 200 IM (1:57.10), 100 breast (1:00.61), 400 IM (4:17.99) and 200 breast (2:10.86).

The Auburn swimming and diving teams return to action this weekend with their final home meet of the season. The fifth-ranked men's team will take on Florida State while the fifth-ranked women's team will match up against No. 22 Florida State and Arkansas.

Auburn's seniors will be honored with a Senior Day ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. with the meet following at 12 p.m. in the James E. Martin Aquatic Center.



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