Auburn men’s swimming and diving does it again; 14 in a row sets SEC record

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Maybe one of these times the Auburn men’s swimming and diving team will lose one of these SEC Championships.

Until then, the Tigers are just fine making history.

Auburn won its 14 consecutive SEC title in tight fashion, picking up 784 points, while Florida finished second with 765 points. That streak snaps the previous record of 13 in a row, held by Florida from 1956-68.

It marked the ninth consecutive year that the Tigers and Gators have finished 1-2 in the SEC meet.

“Wow, this one was a tough one,” head coach Brett Hawke said. “Florida has a great team and we had to fight hard right to the end. We knew that our strengths would end up carrying us through. Winning four of the five relays this week is a huge highlight.”

The Auburn women finished third—a position it held throughout the four-day event—with 568 points. It marked the 14th year in a row that the Tigers have finished third or better at the conference championships.  Georgia claimed the women’s team title.

(Photo credit: Todd Van Emst)

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