February 4, 2023

Noles Close Out Auburn Invite


AUBURN, Ala.  –  The No.16/NR Florida State swimming and diving closed out the Auburn Invite on Saturday at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

“It was another good day for us,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “They supported each other, and they competed hard. I am very proud of this group.”

Sydney Cole turned in a season-best in the 200 back, touching at 1:59.11 for fourth place.

Brooke Arnold added her best time in the 100 free, touching at 50.59, finishing in ninth.

The Seminoles had two in the women’s 200 breast, led by Rachel Moran (2:19.62) in 11th and Sydney Boals (2:23.25) in 14th.

Mabry Bishop led the way for the Noles in the 200 fly, touching fourth at 2:01.55, just off her best time (2:01.43). Jenny Bird followed in eighth at 2:05.10.

Conner Lowery got the session started off by placing seventh in the men’s 200 back at 1:47.83.

In the 100 free, Blake Moran led the way, finishing 10th at 44.17 ahead of Ian Lauritzen in 17th at 44.84, which was a season-best, just off his personal best (44.76).

Calvin Groenewold touched ninth in the 200 breast (2:00.98) and Brennan Hammond took sixth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:46.52 ahead of Auben Nugent in eighth (1:48.32).

Jack Hall closed out the meet by racing the mile, touching with a time of 15:53.57 for 10th place.

The ACC Championships will be held in Greensboro, N.C., from Feb. 14-18 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

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