Tigers Lose Ground at NCAA Meet

A report on day two at the NCAA Women's and Swimming and Diving Championships is featured.

Austin, Tex.--Auburn dropped three spots and is in ninth place going into the third and final day of the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

Cal is the leader with 295 points while Georgia is second with 274.5 followed by Southern Cal at 253, Stanford at 192, Arizona 184, Texas 172, Florida 149, Minnesota 139 and Auburn 127.

"Tomorrow we are going to have to show up and give it everything we've got," said Auburn coach Brett Hawke. "It will be a tight battle between the sixth and 11 spots. We're going to have to show up and be ready to fight."

Auburn's top individual performer on Friday night was freshman Olivia Scott, who finished sixth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.29 to score 13 points.

Oliva Scott swims for the Tigers on Friday night in Austin.

The best event for the Tigers on Friday night was the opening one as the 200 medley relay team of Emily Bos, Lauren Norberg, Scott and Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace finished fourth with a time of 1:36.62 to score 30 points.

The Tigers did not get any points from the other relay on Friday, the 800 freestyle event as Auburn was disqualified in the consolation finals.

Freshman Emily Bos took fifth in the 100 backstroke consolation finals with a personal-best time of 52.77.

"Olivia Scott and Emily Bos have really excelled in their freshman year," Hawke said. "Olivia is the second fastest freshman in the country right now and will a lot of great swims in the future. Emily is just an exceptional athlete. She swam a lot of races the last two days and shown a tremendous amount of heart. This sets them up well for the future and I'm certainly glad they're on our team."

The event will conclude on Saturday night on the University of Texas campus.


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