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Auburn Sports Update: 19-25 January

We talk a lot of Auburn football and basketball. How are the rest of the Tigers' sports teams doing?


19th ranked Auburn Gymnastics had a great night on Friday, defeating #12 Arkansas 197.075 to 196.250. Lauren Smith live-tweeted the event on the College and Magnolia Twitter account and described that (for those of you who - like me - are clueless on scoring differentials in gymnastics) as about a touchdown and field goal in football.

That score is the third highest overall score of all-time for the Tigers. According to that article from the official site, Auburn gymnasts tied or beat eight personal records. Caitlin Atkinson won the all-around title. Their next meet is Friday night at 7pm against Air Force in Auburn Arena. Auburn had three gymnasts achieve 9.900 scores in their events: Brittany Webster on the floor, MJ Rott on the vault, and Megan Walker on the beam.

UPDATED: Gymnastics is now up to #12 in the nation!

Swimming and Diving had a dual-meet against Florida on Saturday. Both the men's and women's teams fell to Florida on Senior Day. The women's meet came down to the final event. They next hit the pool on Thursday at Missouri in their final meet before the SEC Championships.

In Men's Tennis, the Tigers fell in the first round of the ITA Kickoff to Ohio State, but rebounded to beat Purdue in the consolation match. They will next face Mercer this Saturday at 10am and 4pm at home.

Women's Tennis started the ITA Kickoff strong with a 4-0 sweep of Wake Forest, however they were swept themselves 0-4 by Georgia in the finals. They travel to Lubbock, TX next Saturday to face Texas Tech and Wyoming.

Track and Field set two facility records and had 13 personal bests in the Vanderbilt Invitational Friday and Saturday in Nashville. Senior Griffin Jaworski won the men's 5000m, while Ty McCormack won the 3000m, and SheKara Martin picked up the 200m win. Track and Field has two weeks off before travelling to Nebraska the weekend of 6-7 February.

Preseason Softball polls were released last Tuesday, and the Tigers start the year at #20. Their first game will be on the 15th against Troy, and it will be televised by the SEC Network!