No. 5/8 Auburn Travels To Florida For Tough Road Dual
Jan. 21, 2010
AUBURN, Ala. - The nationally-ranked Auburn men and women's swimming and diving team heads to Gainesville to face SEC rival Florida in a big conference match-up Friday at 3 p.m. CST.
"We have been looking forward to this meet as it is our final big dual of the year," head coach Brett Hawke said. "Florida has become one of our main SEC rivals and it will always be tough to come down to Gainesville to race. They are a great team, but we are looking to finish this dual meet strong."
Former Auburn athlete Matt Targett led the way for the Tigers, capturing three individual titles. He opened with a win in the 200 free and followed with wins in the 50 and 100 free events.
Ava Ohlgren finished with two individual wins for the women. She opened with a win in the 200 fly and closed out the meet with a win in the 200 IM. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace picked up a win in the 50 free, while Micah Lawrence captured first in the 200 breast.
AUBURN IN THE POLLS
Texas continues to be the top-ranked team on the men's side, followed by Stanford, Arizona and California. Other SEC schools in the men's poll are Florida (No. 6), Tennessee (No. 11), Georgia (No. 12) and Kentucky (No. 21).
The Georgia women head the women's poll, while Arizona, Texas, Stanford and California closing out the top five. Other SEC schools in the poll are Florida (No. 7), Tennessee (No. 12), Arkansas (No. 19) and LSU (No. 24).
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