Divers shine at Auburn Last Chance Meet

Final results

Gainesville, Fla. — Diving shines in Auburn’s last chance encounter by winning all six diving events.


On the women’s side, the Gators swept every diving event as Elizabeth Perez shone on the 1 meter and 3 meter boards finishing first on both. Perez finished with 316.40 points on the 1m platform and 339.90 on the 3m platform. Newcomer Elettra Neroni earned his first victory as a Gator, finishing first on the platform with a score of 290.25.

On the men’s side, Anton Svirskyi won his first event as a Gator with 357.50 on the 1m springboard. Leonardo de Garcia continued her dominance on the 3m springboard finishing with a score of 411.70. On the platform, Garcia earned her second victory of the encounter with a score of 388.88.

First session

Lea Braswell got the Gators off to a flying start by winning the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:45.11. Senior, Nikki Miller finished second with a time of 4:45.65. In the men’s 500m freestyle Jack Van Deusen was the fastest Gator, finishing third with a time of 4:18.83.

First-year student, Joaquin Gonzalez Pinero, dresses the victory with a new personal best of 1:46.56 in the 200 IM. Following closely behind was Gonzalez Pinero Miguel Cancel finishing second with a time of 1:46.83, and third was Pierre Bretzmann with a time of 1:47.85.

In the 50 free, isaac davis and Luck Tirheimer finished fifth and sixth and Jorge Depassier finished ninth. On the women’s side, Gabby Hillis finished seventh and Kirschtine Balbuena finished eighth.

Second session

Madison Kolessar set the tone for the Gators heading into the second session by winning the 400 IM with a time of 4:20.18. In the men’s 400 IM, the Gators swept the field with VanDuesen finishing first, Bretzmann second, Gonzalez Pinero third and Miguel Cancel in fourth.

Within 200 free Nikki Miller finished second with Lea Braswell just behind Miller in fourth with a time of 1:47.79.

Raphael Rached Windmuller won the 100 breaststroke with a new personal best of 53.35. Amro Al Wir and Mateusz Dubas finished third and fourth respectfully.

In the women’s 100m backstroke, Katie Minnich and Aris Runnels went one-two and Celi Guzman finished fourth.

day two

In the men’s 100 freestyle, Tirheimer finished third with a stunning time of 43.60. On the women’s side Gabby Hillis was the fastest Gator in the 100 freestyle finishing seventh with a time of 50.25.

The Gators swept the men’s 200 breaststroke with Al-Wir finishing first in a time of 1:55.88, Rached Windmuller second, Bretzmann third and Dubas fourth.

Gonzalez Pinero clocked a crazy time of 1:45.03 to set a new personal best by winning the 200 butterfly with Cancel finishing fifth with a time of 1:46.58.

In the final event of the competition, Braswell finished first and Kolessar finished second in the 1650 freestyle. Brenna Gravley and VanDeusen also finished first and second to close out the competition.

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