GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
After three days of tough competition in a championship-style meet, the University of Florida women’s swimming and diving team will return home with a 508-421 victory over Southeastern Conference foe Auburn.
Talia Bates placed herself in the Florida record books for the third-time this week to highlight Florida’s final swimming performance in the third championship session that consisted of four event wins and seven B-cuts.
Bates would win the 100 free in a new lifetime-best of 48.52, the tenth-fastest time in program history. She would drop .70 seconds off her prelim time to cap off her first competition of the 2020-21 season.
UF’s distance group got the team off to a great start, posting the top five times and six B-cuts in the process. Elise Bauer’s top swim of 16:07.30 led the Gators, with Tylor Mathieu (16:14.87) and Leah Braswell (16:15.63) finishing behind the freshman in second and third. Taylor Ault and Madison Kolessar would finish next in fourth and fifth in their first B-standard swims of the season, Nikki Miller finished in eighth to reel in the final B-cut of the event. Leah DeGeorge was the final Gator