Tigers Cruise Past Longhorns In Top-10 Match

AUBURN, AL, January 14, 2005. THE 200 butterfly was the only event Auburn did not claim the top place in as the second-ranked Tigers cruised to a 138-96 victory over the No. 7-ranked Longhorns of Texas on Thursday night at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center, per Auburn reports.

With the victory, the Tigers run their streak of dual meet wins over the Longhorns to four and their overall streak to 30 consecutive dual meets.

This was a good win for us," AU Coach David Marsh said. "We had some good swims and will look to build on this as Florida comes to town next weekend."

BJ Jones was a double-winner for the Tigers, racing to his first NCAA time of the season in winning the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:36.02. He followed that with a win in the 500 freestyle, stopping the clock at 4:22.95.

In the diving well sophomore Steven Segerlin established the school record on the 1-meter, posting a 365.47. Teammate Matt Bricker had held the record at 358.57, which he set in December of 2002. Segerlin also posted the top score on the 3-meter with a 327.67.

"Steve did a great job in setting the school record on the 1-meter," AU Diving Coach Jeff Shaffer said. "This was a good meet for us. We could have done a little better on the three-meter, but it just gives us more to work on."

In the swimming lanes it was all Tigers all night. Doug Van Wie, Sean Osborne Fred Bousquet and Ryan Wochomurka kicked the meet off with a time of 3:14.54 to win the 400 medley relay before Jones, Wochomurka, George Bovell and Bousquet slammed the door shut with a 2:57.42 to win the night's final event, the 400 freestyle relay.

Bousquet was also a winner in the 50 free, blasting the field with a 19.80 while teammate Scott Goodrich was second at 20.64.

Wochomurka made it a clean sweep of the sprint freestyles as he clocked a 44.41 in the 100.

Osborne made it three out of four of the 400 medley relay swimmers to win an individual event as he clocked a 2:01.52 in the 200 breaststroke while Van Wie added a second-place finish in the 200 back (1:46.24), coming in behind teammate Chad Barlow (1:45.49).

Finishing out Auburn's winners was Daniel Slocki in the 1000 free (9:23.93) and Eric Shanteau in the 200 IM (1:49.29).

The Tigers will swim in the home waters one last time during the dual meet season when AU hosts Florida on Friday, Jan. 21, at 5:45 p.m. at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center. It is senior day and the 12 Auburn seniors will be honored prior to the start of the meet. Admission is free.

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