GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
After three days of competing at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center, the University of Florida men’s swimming and diving team produced a 521-426 victory over the Auburn Tigers to conclude fall swimming competition.
The Gators were able to hold on to their Auburn Fall Invitational lead thanks to an accumulation of four event victories, three in which Florida finished with the top-three times. In total, Florida notched at least one B-cut in every event throughoutFriday’s finals, adding up to an overall tally of eight for the session.
Robert Finke raced out to a huge 1,650 free victory to help Florida begin their sixth session in Auburn in the correct manner. The American record holder in the event would blast a mile swim of 14:34.27, earning an automatic NCAA Championship qualification by meeting the A-standard in the event. Brennan Gravley, John VanDeusen and Caleb Kravitz all took the next three spots behind Finke in B-cut fashion.
Friese garnered Florida’s second victory on the night with his new top swim of