Auburn's top swim on Thursday was a fourth place in the 200 individual medley by Ava Ohlgren. The senior swam a season best time of 1:55.72.
"I thought we fought strong tonight," said Auburn coach Brett Hawke, whose Tigers entered the meet ranked eighth nationally.
"The team really rallied and had some great swims," Hawke said. "We're trying to build some momentum and carry that. The team has to come back and fight again tomorrow."
Auburn opened Thursday night's finals with a sixth place finish in the 200 freestyle relay after qualifying fourth in the event. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Hannah Riordan, Caitlin Geary and Melissa Marik swam a time of 1:29.40.
The Tigers won the consolation finals in the 400 medley relay with the team of Marik, Micah Lawrence, Ohlgren and Vanderpool-Wallace swimming a time of 3:34.08.
Sophomore Vanderpool-Wallace finished 11th in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.38 and sophomore diver Anna Aguero was 15th in the one-meter competition.