AUBURN — Alabama swimming and diving closed out the Auburn Invitational with a pair of wins Sunday, including a 1-2-3 sweep of the men’s 100 freestyle and a 1-2 finish in the men’s 200 breaststroke in the James E. Martin Aquatic Center.
Freshman Jonathan Berneburg led the way for the Crimson Tide in the 100 freestyle, posting a 43.54 in finals after touching the wall with a 43.09 in prelims. Freshman Colton Stogner (44.21) and sophomore Jack Blake (44.34) were second and third, respectively. Sophomores Richard Mikki (1:57.17) and Josh Lenzmeier (1:58.22), swept the top-spots in the 200 breaststroke.
Overall, the Crimson Tide earned 11 wins during the three-day meet and took first and second in eight events.
Junior Allie Surrency and senior Caroline Beene finished second and third, respectively, in the women’s 100 freestyle, with Surrency clocking a 49.59 and Beene turning in a 50.19. Alabama was also second and third in the women’s 200 breaststroke, with senior Marian Yurchishin posting a 2:15.58 to take second, while sophomore Mallory Underwood was third with a 2:16.50.
Sophomore Tori VanBuskirk took third in the women’s 200 backstroke with a time of 2:00.78, while freshman Catherine Wright was third in the women’s 200 butterfly after posting a 2:02.66, just off her 2:02.33 in prelims.
Alabama’s men earned a 3-4-5 finish in the 200 butterfly, with sophomore Cade Auerbach (1:47.69) taking third, followed by freshman Cole Brown (1:48.91) and sophomore Christian Strycker (1:48.92).
With the conclusion of the regular season, Alabama has the week off before opening the Southeastern Conference Championships in Athens, Georgia, on Feb. 19.