Georgia Tech Invite | Bama’s Robert Howard Rocks 41.99 100 Free


The final night of the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia wrapped up with Florida State and Auburn winning the team titles.

On the men’s side, Alabama’s Robert Howard punched an automatic ticket to NCAA’s with his A-standard swim of 41.99 in the 100 Free. Howard was joined by 200 Back winner Christopher Reid as Alabama’s final day champions.

As usual, the South Carolina distance crew owned the mile. Finishing with four in the top five, senior Akaram Mahmoud won with a 14:57.88.

On the women’s side, it was the 100 Free that also excited. Auburn teammates Alyss Tetzloff and Julie Meynan finished in the top two spots, separated by only 0.03. Meynan tried to win on the back-half but came up just short of Tetzloff’s 48.01 swim.

There were two sets of A-standard relays to close out the meet. In the women’s, Auburn won (3:13.88) and rival Alabama finished second (3:15.39), sliding just under the qualifying time. It was Alabama (2:50.46) winning the men’s with Florida State (2:51.27) finishing second.

Check out results, scores, and top performances below.

2017 Georgia Tech Invitational

November 16-18

McAuley Aquatic Center

Atlanta, Georgia 

Short Course Yards (SCY)

Finals Scores

Women — Auburn (1140.5), Alabama (1054), Florida State (958.5), Georgia Tech (923), South Carolina (622), East Carolina (452.5), Campbell (203.5), Georgia Southern (56)

Men — Florida State (1569.5), Alabama (1174.5), Georgia Tech (890), South Carolina (846), East Carolina (327), Auburn (204)*

* Diving Only

Top 5 Performances (Women) — Finals 

  1. Alyss Tetzloff (Auburn), 100 Free — 48.01
  2. Julie Meynan (Auburn), 100 Free — 48.04
  3. Natalie Pierce (Florida State), 200 Breast — 2:11.50
  4. Justine Macfarlane (Alabama), 200 Breast — 2:11.53
  5. Madeline Cohen (Florida State), 200 Back — 1:56.35

Top 5 Performances (Men) — Finals

  1. Robert Howard (Alabama), 100 Free — 41.99
  2. Akaram Mahmoud (South Carolina), 1650 Free — 14:57.88
  3. Fynn Minuth (South Carolina), 200 Fly — 1:43.56
  4. Zane Waddell (Alabama), 100 Free — 42.68
  5. Caio Pumputis (Georgia Tech), 200 Breast — 1:53.80

By Ben Colin



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