March 3, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn swimmers wrapped up their last competition before the selections for the upcoming NCAA Championships at the end of March. 12 Tigers competed at the Tennessee Last Chance Meet in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 1 and 2 as the group looked to improve their times for NCAA qualification.
Tigers Compete at Tennessee Last Chance
Several Auburn swimmers improved on their season-best times at the Tennessee Last Chance Meet. Junior Allen Browning picked up a pair of season-bests in the 100 free and 100 back. Browning posted a time of 44.46 in the 100 free and swam 48.54 in the 100 back, along with a time of 47.94 in the 100 fly. Senior Peter Haas also added in a time of 54.75 to post a season-best mark.
Sophomore Jacob Siar just missed setting a personal record in the 200 backstroke, finishing at 1:44.86 to earn a season-best time in the event. Freshmen Alex Goerzan (1:48.82) and Taylor Copeland (1:46.74) also scored PRs in the 200 back prelims to earn season bests. Freshman Matt Long took home new personal records in the 100 free at 45.24 and 200 free with a time of 1:39.93. Jordan Jones added in a season best in the 200 fly at 1:50.42.
Sophomore Annie Lazor captured an NCAA ‘B’ cut in the 200 breast on the women’s side, clocking a 2:14.41. Senior Siena DeVenuto posted a season-best swim in the 500 free, touching in at 4:50.50.
ESPNU To Air SEC Championships
ESPNU will air two, 90-minute shows recapping the last two nights of the 2013 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships on Monday. The show recapping the women's meet begins at 2 p.m., and the men's show will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Divers Preparing for NCAA Zone B Championships
Auburn’s men and women’s diving team are wrapping up preparation for the 2014 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C. The three-day meet kicks off on Monday, March 10 and runs through Wednesday, March 12.
The Tigers send four divers on both sides to compete for a chance to advance to the NCAA Championships. On the women’s side, they are nine spots up for grabs, while on the men’s side seven divers can advance to the NCAA Championships.
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