"Overall, we are not happy with where we are, it is not where we would like to be," Auburn coach Brett Hawke said Friday night. "We had some good individual efforts today that will hopefully carry over into tomorrow. We will meet as a team tonight, regroup and come back out tomorrow."
The first final on Friday night was the best for the Tigers, who finished third in the 200 medley relay behind Cal and Texas.
Auburn's top individual event on Friday was the 100 backstroke. Kyle Owens finished fourth and fellow sophomore Tony Cox was seventh.
The Tigers were hoping to pick up significant points in diving, but Dan Mazzaferro missed the championship finals in the three-meter springboard competition and ended up getting seven points for finishing second in the consolation round.
A bad night had a bad ending as the James Disney-May left the blocks early in the 800 freestyle relay causing the Tigers to be disqualified in the event.