The No. 9-ranked Auburn swimming and diving teams went on the road for the first time this season on Saturday and came away with a pair of dual meet wins over South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.
Auburn won the men’s meet, 164-131, while the women claimed a 166.5-133.5 victory.
“We started off a little stiff and had to warm up a little but as the meet went on the energy level started to rise,” Auburn head coach Brett Hawke said. “I feel like in the end we ran away with it, which was good. Overall I’m very happy with the way we are progressing.”
“We have some young swimmers who are demonstrating toughness,” associate head coach Lauren Hancock said. “We had some ups and downs but after the first break, Brett (Hawke) talked to everyone about increasing the energy and vibe and the team responded immediately.”
Tetzloff took first in both the 100 back (54.78) and 100 fly (54.24), Cummings won the 100 breast (1:03.07) and Meyen the 100 free (50.76). Nero tied for first in the 200 fly (2:00.65).
Falconer would also win the 200 free (1:49.60) and 500 free (4:56.81).
For the men, it was again the top 400 medley relay team setting the pace as Hugo Gonzalez, Tommy Brewer, Santiago Grassi and Peter Holoda went 3:15.84 in the relay and also won the 200 breaststroke (Gonzalez – 1:58.72), 200 IM (Gonzalez - 1:46.74) and 100 fly (Grassi – 48.92).
Zach Apple picked up a trio of wins, sweeping the sprint freestyles, winning the 50 (20.61), 100 (44.59) and 200 (1:39.29) frees.
Petter Fredriksson swept the backstokes, winning the 100 in 49.74 and the 200 in 1:47.88.
Auburn’s women will next compete at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Nov. 16-18, while the men will be in action next at the Georgia Invitational, Dec. 1-3.