– Freshman Cecilia Porter shattered the 100 breast school record by .33 seconds during Thursday night’s championship session at the Auburn Fall Invitational. Florida currently holds a 347-291 lead through 28 events in Auburn.
After swimming the fourth-fastest time by a Gator in the prelims (1:00.02), Porter came back recorded a time of 59.22 to produce the fastest time ever recorded by a Gator. The previous 100 breast record has been held for seven years by Hilda Luthersdottir, who posted a swim of 59.55 in 2013. The Signal Mountain, Tenn. native’s swim is also the fastest time in the nation up to this point of the season.
Talia Bates continued her hot streak in Auburn, posting her second top-10 program swim of the competition with her winning 100 back effort, as well as posting a new 200 free lifetime-best.
Bates (53.03) now owns the seventh-fastest 100 back swim in Florida history and the top 200 free time in the nation as the sophomore won the championship heat with a swim of 1:45.29. The new top time is the fastest in the nation by