AUBURN SWIMMERS EARN CONSIDERATION FOR NCAA MEET - March 2, 2002

AUBURN SWIMMERS EARN CONSIDERATION FOR NCAA MEET - March 2, 2002

ATHENS, Ga. - In preparation for the upcoming NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships to be held at the end of March, the Auburn men's and women's teams traveled to the Bulldog Invitational here Saturday in an attempt to make qualifying times for the national meet.

Four swimmers substantially improved their chances for making it to the NCAA meet as Jenni Anderson, Jeremy Knowles, Kelly Jones and Eric vanGoethem each elevated their times during the Bulldog Invitational at Georgia.

Anderson stepped up her 50 freestyle time to a "B" cut time of 23.40 from her time of 23.57 at the SEC Championships. The freshman also holds a consideration time in the 100 backstroke at 55.39.

Knowles earned "B" cut times in two events at the meet Saturday including a time of 3:50.09 in the 400 individual medley and a 1:50.01 in the 200 individual medley.

In the 100 freestyle, vanGoethem made the consideration cut with a time of 44.73 which is improved from his SEC Championship time of 45.02.

The men will have one more chance to better their times and make a push for the NCAA Championships as the Tigers host the James E. Martin Invitational March 9. The women's NCAA Championships will be held March 21-23 in Austin, Texas and the men's will be held March 28-30 in Athens, Georgia.

Last Modified March 2, 2002
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