The Auburn Invitational was the last meet before the Southeastern Conference championships. Florida’s swimming and diving team sent 20 athletes to the James E. Martin Aquatic Center in Auburn, Alabama.
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Florida was met with intense competition at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, this weekend, coming off the high of its first meet.
The No. 16 Florida Gators (3-1, 1-0 SEC) defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-1, 0-1 SEC) 4-2 Saturday afternoon.
The No. 16 Florida Gators (2-1) defeated the USF Bulls (3-4) 4-1 Friday afternoon.
Shelton beat fellow American and former Ohio State Buckeye J.J. Wolf in the Round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinal. His fourth-round victory made him the first American man to reach a major quarterfinal before turning 21 since Andy Roddick did so at Wimbledon in 2003.
The Gators played their first dual match of the 2023 season in Tampa, FL, against the South Florida Bulls. They entered the matchup as heavy favorites, riding a 37-match win streak against USF. Their most recent loss to the Bulls occurred in April 1986.
Saturday's event was held for a six-year-old boy named Noah. He and his family were welcomed into the Guy Bostick Clubhouse. The entire men’s team, along with head coach JC Deacon, greeted him with a whole table full of toys for Noah.
The No. 17 Florida Gators (1-1) defeated UCF (0-1) 6-1 in Orlando Saturday night.
Florida’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs took down the Florida State Seminoles’ No. 16 men and unranked women. The No. 3 men (5-1, 1-1 SEC) won 179-118, while the No. 7 women (6-1, 3-0 SEC) earned a 191-103 victory. The Gators secured 21 B-cut times and won 28 of the 32 total events Friday.
Florida (0-1), which is ranked No. 13 nationally, had lofty expectations after the team’s strong performances in the Fall season. However, Florida was overwhelmed by Texas (1-0), 5-2, at the Alfred A. Ring Complex Sunday.
The No. 18 Gators competed against host UNLV and four top-20 teams: No. 8 Stanford, No. 10 Pepperdine, No.13 Oklahoma State and No.16 University of California, Los Angeles.
The No. 13 Florida Gators (0-1) lost to the Longhorns (1-0) 5-2 Sunday in the Alfred A. Ring Complex. Junior Will Grant and freshman Jonah Braswell picked up the only Gators victories.