Five Tigers Earn Wins Saturday At Alabama Classic


Dec. 1, 2007


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Competing in day two of the Alabama Longcourse Classic, Auburn swimmers Margo McCawley, Jakob Andkjaer, Josefin Wede and Pascal Wollach picked up individual wins for a total of five in the meet.

The group is a portion of 12 Tigers competing this weekend at the Alabama Classic, a long course meters event in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The rest of Auburn's swimmers are at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Short Course Championships while the Tiger divers are set to compete this weekend at the LSU Diving Invitational.

Also competing at the Alabama Classic are swimmers from Alabama, Florida, Indianapolis, IUPUI, Missouri and South Carolina.

McCawley picked up the first win of the day in the 100m fly, posting a time of 1:01.47 in the event. Also competing in the event were Kara Nelson and Wede. Nelson finished seventh in 1:03.46 while Wede came in 10th with a time of 1:04.99.

Andkjaer, coming off a win last night in the 50m free, made it a sweep for Auburn in the 100m fly as he won with a time of 54.57. Kyle Maese followed in fifth with a time of 57.73 while David Mathews finished 12th in a time of 1:01.27.

Wede, a freshman from Sweden, picked up Auburn's third win of the night in the 100m breast with a time of 1:11.55. In the men's 100m breast, it was Snyder leading the Tigers in sixth with a time of 1:13.84.

In the final individual event of the night, Wollach posted a tie for first in the 100m back, tying with South Carolina's Dominique Lendjel with a time of 57.14. John Long finished fourth in the event with a time of 59.19.



Senior Jeff Smith got things going for Auburn on Saturday as he led the way in 11th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:42.87, followed by Marshel Renz (13th, 4:43.22) and John Snyder (15th, 4:58.52).

Freshman Julie Golden led Auburn in the 200m free, finishing third in 2:05.37. McCawley followed in seventh with a time of 2:09.50.

In the men's 200m free, it was Andkjaer beating out teammate Smith for sixth place (1:55.47). Smith followed in seventh (1:56.32) while Maese rounded out the event for Auburn in 10th with a time of 1:57.72.

McCawley and Golden posted a pair of top-10 finishes in the 100m back. McCawley led with a runner-up finish in 1:03.82 while Golden came in ninth with a time of 1:07.32.

Action in the three-day meet wraps up Sunday with the 200m back, 100m free, 200m breast and 200m fly.