GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
The University of Florida men’s swimming and diving team will head into the final day of competition at the Auburn Fall Invitational with a 346-306 lead after sweeping all swimming events during Thursday’s finals.
The Gators didn’t skip a beat in the second night of competition at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center thanks to individual wins by Kieran Smith (400 IM), Eric Friese (100 fly), Trey Freeman (200 free), Dillon Hillis (100 breast) and Adam Chaney (100 back).
Smith blasted a 3:42.11 swim to touch first in the 400 IM. The junior’s effort was 9.54 seconds faster than his prelims mark that placed him as the top seed heading into the evening session.
Friese and Freeman both secured their second event championship victory of the meet as Friese posted the top 100 fly swim of 46.63, while Freeman just missed his personal-best by .17, touching in 1:34.00. Hillis controlled the 100 breast event in both sessions, claiming the top swim in the final with an effort of 53.15.
After recording the ninth-fastest time in the 50 free last night, Chaney closed out