Jake Weese | Sports Editor
Auburn began the day with an Olympian winning a medal and ended it the same way. Annie Lazor, who swam at Auburn from 2013-16, won bronze in the 200m breaststroke on Thursday.
Two Olympic events down, two medals for Sunisa Lee. This time, she was golden as the 18-year-old gymnast won gold in the individual all-around final on Thursday. Along with the gold, Lee and her teammates won silver in the team final on Tuesday.
Sunisa Lee and the other members of Team USA won silver in Tuesday’s team final with a score of 166.096. Russia won gold with a 169.528 and Great Britain took bronze with their 164.096.
Zach Apple, who swam at Auburn from 2015-18, won gold in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay as a member of Team USA. Apple served as the team’s anchor and swam his 100 meters in 46.69 seconds.
The Atlanta, Georgia, native is rated as the No. 28 running back in the class of 2022 and is the No. 27 player in the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
The annual preseason media poll following SEC Media Days was released on Friday, and expectations for Auburn are mixed.
Head coach Bryan Harsin revealed that Auburn has not reached the SEC's 80% vaccination threshold during a zoom interview with local media on Thursday.
Preseason expectations are high for Bo Nix and Tank Bigsby in the duo’s first season under head coach Bryan Harsin.
After leading the Tigers with 113 total tackles in 2020, Auburn linebacker Zakoby McClain has received some preseason recognition.
A day after Cody Greenhill signed a free agent contract, another Auburn pitcher has done the same as Jack Owen signed a free-agent deal with the Oakland Athletics on Friday.