GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida strung together a historic night on the opening night of the Auburn Fall Invitational with four top-10 swims and five championship heat victories to take a 164-120 lead at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center in Auburn, Ala.
In the final individual event of the night, Friese won the 50 free with a time of 19.46. The sophomore moves up one spot to number seven all-time after besting his previous top time by .04 seconds, which was set at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center at the conference meet this past February.
Smith hit a new personal-best swim as well, touching first in the 200 IM with an effort of 1:41.72. Heading into tonight, the reigning 2020 SEC Swimmer of the Year owned the ninth-best time by a Gator (1:42.26), which he registered at his first NCAA Championships in 2019.
Freshman Adam Chaney joined Friese with a top-10 50 free mark, finishing in second-place with the ninth-fastest time in program history with a time of 19.51.