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Hugo Gonzalez named SEC Freshman of the Week
Jan. 9, 2018

Hugo Gonzalez won all three individual events in which he entered during Auburn’s dual meet with No. 2 Texas on Monday and on Tuesday he was named the SEC Freshman of the Week.

Gonzalez continued his impressive freshman campaign in which he has already been named SEC Swimmer of the Week once (Dec. 5), SEC Freshman of the Week twice (Oct. 18, Nov. 7) and SEC Swimmer of the Week twice (Oct. 18, Dec. 5).

During Monday’s dual meet the Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain, native tied Texas’ Ryan Harty for the top spot in the 100 back in 47.85, his second win in the event this season. He then returned to complete his stroke sweep, winning the 200 back in 1:42.98 to again best Harty.

The freshman was not done there, topping all challengers in the 400 IM with a time of 3:48.02, marking the fourth time this season he has won the event and the third time this year he has won three individual events at a meet.

Auburn returns to dual meet action on Jan. 20, when it competes at Florida for an 11 a.m. CT meet. SEC Network will broadcast the meet on Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. CT.



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