UF Women’s Swimming & Diving: No. 8 Florida Registers Dominant Performance at No. 23 Auburn

Courtesy of University Athletic Association


Gators showed their class in final meet prior to SEC Championships

No. 8 Florida (4-1) defeated No. 23 Auburn, 215-84, on Saturday at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

The Gators came into the matchup off of a sound 176-74 victory over UNF on Wednesday and, with an eye on the SEC Championships next month, left Auburn with a dominant win.

UF won 15 of the 16 events over the Tigers and produced 22 B-cut performances, while also adding an A-cut performance from senior diver, Ashley McCool.

Florida will now have some time to prepare for the SEC Championships, which will be hosted in both Athens, Ga. (Swimming) and Columbia, Mo. (Diving) on Feb. 17-20.

Event Winners

  *   Lain Shahboz, Cecilia Porter, Talia Bates, and Katie Mack in the 200y medley relay (1:38.8).
  *   Nikki Miller in the 200y free (1:46.42).
  *   Talia Bates in the in the 100y back (52.84).
  *   Cecilia Porter in the 100y breast (1:00.19).
  *   Amanda Ray in the 200y fly (1:56.56).
  *   Katie Mack in the 50y free (22.74).
  *   Elizabeth Perez in the three-meter dive (301.43).
  *   Katie Mack in the 100y free (49.19).
  *   Rosie Zavaros in the 200y back (1:56.09).
  *   Vanessa Pearl 200y breast (2:09.56).
  *   Taylor Ault in the 500y free (4:45.21).
  *   Talia Bates in the 100y fly (53.0).
  *   Ashley McCool in the one-meter dive (303.23).
  *   Kathleen Golding in the 200y IM (1:57.96).
  *   Talia Bates, Gabby Hillis, Kirschtine Balbuena, and Katie Mack in the 400y free relay (3:17.66).

All-Time List Additions

  *   Talia Bates improved upon her 53.03 in the 100y back to a 52.84, but remains at No. 7.

A-Cut Performances

  *   Ashley McCool (303.23) in the one-meter dive.

B-Cut Performances

  *   Talia Bates (52.84) and Katie Minnich (53.68) in the 100y back.
  *   Cecilia Porter (1:00.19), Vanessa Pearl (1:00.72), and Adrianna DeBoer (1:01.44) in the 100y breast.
  *   Amanda Ray (1:56.56), Kenady Beil (1:58.19), and Allison Piccirillo (1:58.68) in the 200y fly.
  *   Katie Mack (22.74) in the 50y free.
  *   Katie Mack (49.19) in the 100y free.
  *   Rosie Zavaros (1:56.09) and Katie Minnich (1:56.79) in the 200y back.
  *   Vanessa Pearl (2:09.56) and Cecilia Porter (2:13.22) in the 200y breast.
  *   Taylor Ault (4:45.21), Tylor Mathieu (4:45.4), and Elise Bauer (4:46.76) in the 500y free.
  *   Talia Bates (53.0) in the 100y fly.
  *   Nikki Miller (1:46.42) and Kathleen Golding (1:46.74) in the 200y free.
  *   Kathleen Golding (1:57.96) and Vanessa Pearl (1:59.28) in the 200y IM.