Auburn Swimmers Reach NCAA Cuts

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn men's swimming team hosted the James E.

Martin Invitational last chance meet on Sunday at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center Sunday. The invite is a last chance meet for student-athletes who wish to improve times for the upcoming NCAA Championships.

Freshman Kyle Owens recorded his first-career NCAA "A" qualifying time, touching the wall in 46.46 in the 100y back. Picking up season-best times in the 200y back was sophomore Max Murphy and junior Jared White. Murphy picked up a NCAA "B" cut time of 1:42.95, while White swam his first B time in the event with a 1:44.28 mark.

Junior Andrew Mitchell put together two B times during the meet. His first came in the 200y IM where he finished in a season-best time of 1:45.36. Mitchell's second was in the 100m back, seeing him swim in a B time of 57.18. Murphy also swam in the 100m back, clocking a B time of 56.32.

The 800 free relay squad of Will Dove, Kyle Maese, Kohlton Norys and Tyler McGill swam a B time of 6:26.36. Junior Robert Looney swam in the 200y and 200m fly, finishing in B times of 1:45.07 and 2:02.35, respectively.

The field for the 2010 NCAA Championships will be announced Wednesday.

The three-day meet will be held on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, March 25-27.