Tallahassee, FL – In its first dual meet of the season, Auburn Swimming and Diving defeated Florida State as the Tiger women won 140-102 and the Auburn men won 132-108. Both teams placed first in eight of the thirteen events.
Freshman stand-out Maggie Bowen had an outstanding meet, breaking a sixteen year old school record in the 1000 Free. The previous record was set by Mary Holmes in 1983. “We’ve been waiting a long time for that one to fall.,” said Coach Marsh. When asked her thoughts on breaking the record, Bowen said “I just feel great to be on the scoreboard.” Bowen as placed first in the 200 Breast in 2:17.29 and the 200 Back in 2:03.70
Other Freshman who won their events were: Malcolm Hosford in the 100 free and the 200 Free, James Galloway in the 500 free and the 1000 free, and Cassidy Maxwell in the 200 IM and the 500 free.
Senior Matt Busbee won the 50 free in 20.79, while junior Jen Woolf won the 200 free in 1:50.72. Meanwhile, sophomore Kirk Hampleman placed first in the 200 IM in 1:52.53 and also won the 200 back in 1:49.35.