Auburn Women, Florida Men Win SEC Matchup


Hosted by Auburn University

Saturday, January 21st

25 yards

Dual meet format


MEN- Florida 163, Auburn 137

WOMEN- Auburn 197, Florida 103

The Auburn Tigers and Florida Gators met in Alabama for their dual meet matchup, with Auburn winning on the women’s side and Florida winning on the men’s side. American Record holder Caeleb Dressel swept the men’s sprints, putting up a blistering 19.21 in the 50 free and a 42.64 in the 100 free to outswim Auburn’s Peter Holoda , who took 2nd in both events. Dressel also collected a first place finish in the 100 fly, posting a 46.35 ahead of Auburn’s Luis Martinez (47.11).

Also winning a triple was Auburn’s Joe Patching , who swept the backstrokes on his senior day. Patching battled closely with Florida’s Jack Blyzinskyj in the 100 back, chargin home in a 23.97 to win in 47.28 to Blyzinskyj’s 47.57. Patching followed suit in the 200 back, making his move on the back half to win in 1:43.92 ahead of Florida freshman Maxime Rooney (1:44.74). His final win came in the 200 IM, as he posted a 1:46.19 to touch out Florida’s Mark Szaranek (1:46.34).

Auburn’s Ashley Neidigh , Natasha Lloyd , and Aly Tetzloff each contributed a pair of wins to help the women defeat the Gators. Neidigh swept the distance freestyles, clocking in at 9:42.20 in the 1000 free and 4:47.92 in the 500 free. Lloyd’s sweep came with her 1:02.20 in the 100 breast and 2:14.57 in the 200 breast. Tetzloff, on the other hand, came up with a 1st place finish in the 100 back with a quick 53.71. She then took control of the 200 IM, winning by over 2 seconds with her 2:00.79. PRESS RELEASE – AUBURN

Joe Patching won three individual events and Ashley Neidigh , Natasha Lloyd , Aly Tetzloff and Michael Duderstadt each collected two individual wins during Auburn swimming and diving’s senior day dual meet with Florida.

“I thought the women were outstanding today,” Auburn head coach Brett Hawke said. “Both teams were ready to race. It’s just that part of the season where you’ve got some that are feeling great and others that aren’t and you just have to race through it. We’re coming up to a rest period before SECs but overall I’m happy with the quality of the efforts and the way the team is still coming together.”Auburn’s No. 11 women defeated the No 20 Florida women, 197-103, while Auburn’s No. 6 men fell to the No. 10 men, 163-137.Patching made it a backstroke double with a win in the 100 (47.28), his third time winning it this season, and 200 (1:43.92). His win in the 200 marked the seventh time he has won that event this season and the third time this season he swept the events.“Patch has been such a consistent force for us over the four years and we are surely going to miss him,” Hawke said.Patching then closed out his final dual […]