Nov. 8, 2006
Auburn, Ala. -
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The No. 4 Auburn women's swimming and diving team continues the season this weekend in Knoxville versus No. 3 Stanford and No. 15 Tennessee. The two-day competition is slated to begin at 3 p.m. CT on Friday with action concluding on Saturday at 9 a.m. CT.
"This will be our first big test of the year," co-women's head coach Dorsey Tierney-Walker said. "We are thrilled that Stanford has decided to come to our neck of the woods. It will be a nice change of pace for us being able to race one of the top teams in the country and one that is outside the SEC. Stanford has some phenomenal athletes, including Olympian Carolina Bruce, and has a terrific freshman class, led by Elaine Breeden and Julia Smit. I appreciate Tennessee putting this meet together and we are excited to be competing. Tennessee is an improved team and continues to get better every year. Second year head coach Matt Kredich brought in a good group of freshman, led by Michele King. Overall this will be a great meet and we are looking forward to it."
The Tigers have not swam against the Cardinals in a dual meet setting since 2002 and the Lady Vols since 2003. The series between Auburn and Stanford is tied 1-1 and AU is 9-3 versus Tennessee.
After just one dual meet (LSU) and the War Eagle Invitational, five swimmers have earned provisional qualifying times, led by senior co-captain Adrienne Binder who has `B' cut times in three events. Rachel Goh, Kristen Hastrup, Emily Kukors and Ava Ohlgren have combined to notch five `B' cuts. In the diving well, senior Lynnsey Segraves has earned a spot at the Zone Championship after meeting the standard on 1-meter.
In the conference, two Auburn swimmers hold the top times so far this season - Kukors in the 200 fly (2:00.55) and Binder in the 400 IM (4:16.09). The Tigers hold six of the top 10 spots in the conference in the 400 IM.
For results from the meet this weekend, please visit www.utladyvols.com.