Auburn Swimming & Diving Notebook - March 4
March 4, 2013
Several Big Swims at Bulldog Invitational
Junior Peter Haas clocked the eighth-fastest time in Auburn history in the 200-yard breaststroke, dropping eight-tenths of a second off his previous personal-best at last month's SEC Championships. Haas posted a 1:56.81 in prelims, then followed that up with a 1:56.68 in finals for Auburn's best time in the event this year. With the Pac-12 Championships the only remaining major conference championship meet before NCAA invites are announced, Haas' time ranks as the 31st-fastest in the nation.
Freshman Valerie Inghels also had a breakout meet, posting a personal-best time of 1:57.95 in the women's 200 butterfly. That ranked as the eighth-fastest swim in school history in the event and the second-fastest time by an Auburn swimmer this year. Inghels also recorded an NCAA `B' cut time in the 100 fly with a 53.88.
Senior Laura Johnson posted a career-best time of 1:01.06 in the women's 100 breaststroke, which ranks as the 10th-fastest time in Auburn history. Along with the Tigers' strong performances at the SEC Championships, Auburn women have clocked the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 10th-fastest times in the 100 breast in school history in the last two weeks.
Others that improved on season-best times and posted NCAA provisional marks at the Bulldog Invite:
SEC Championships to Air on ESPNU
SEC Awards Announced
Any swimmer or diver that wins an individual or relay event at the SEC Championships is named to the All-SEC First Team, and any athlete that earns a runner-up finish is named to the Second Team. Any freshman that qualifies for a championship final in an event is named to the All-Freshman Team.
Auburn had eight men named to the First Team, more than any other school. Between the men's and women's teams, Auburn had 12 total individuals earn All-SEC honors.
All-SEC Second Team (Women)
All-SEC Freshman Team (Women)
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