Swimming & Diving Back In Action Saturday at Texas A&M
Jan. 11, 2013
The meet is set for a 10 a.m. start Saturday at Texas A&M's Student Rec Center Natatorium. It is Texas A&M's first home meet of the season, which also makes it their first home conference meet as a member of the SEC. The Aggies will host the SEC Championships next month.
Auburn's men and women both earned victories over Texas on Thursday afternoon at the James E. Martin Aquatic Center. The Tiger men took a 166-132 win while the Auburn women won by a 153-145 score. The Tigers enter Saturday's meet 4-0 on the men's side and 5-0 in women's competition.
The Tigers got four wins each from seniors Kyle Owens and Stuart Ferguson and junior Marcelo Chierighini in Thursday's meet, and women's senior Katie Gardocki won all three of her individual races as well.
Texas A&M's men are looking for their first dual meet win of the season. The Aggies are 0-3 with road losses to North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. However, the Aggie women are undefeated at 5-0 having beaten South Carolina, North Carolina, SMU, Florida and Rice. A&M's women also finished first at the Phill Hansel Invitational in November.
This will be the fifth all-time meeting between the Auburn and Texas A&M men; the Tigers hold a 4-0 advantage in the series. The Tigers and Aggies last met on Jan. 9, 2010, with Auburn winning 159-136. On the women's side, Auburn has won two of the three previous meetings against A&M, dropping a 169-129 decision in the 2010 meet.
Live video and live results for Saturday's meet will be available through AggieAthletics.com, and fans can follow @AuburnSwimming on Twitter for updates from the pool deck.
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