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

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY TOMMY SCOTT

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.

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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.