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Auburn softball and baseball had disappointing weeks, but track represented at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

Auburn sports: Why weekend flew by for these Tigers

Auburn football is the No. 1 topic in the War Eagle Wakeup every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across the Tigers sports world. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Auburn football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Representing at SEC Outdoor Championships 

Auburn All-America Nathon Allen owned the men’s 400-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships last weekend, and did it in record fashion.

The sophomore won the event in school-record time (44.28 seconds). It was the NCAA’s top outdoor time in 2018 and was the No. 4 outdoors time in the world this year. His victory on Sunday victory made Allen the Tigers’ first 400 SEC champion since 2001 (Avard Moncur).

Allen was fast, but he wasn’t the only Tigers athlete showing off his speed and athleticism in Knoxville, Tenn., over the weekend. Here are a few other notable accomplishments from the weekend:

  • Raheem Chambers earned second in the men’s 100-meter dash (it was a PR time of 10.10 and the highest finish at SEC Outdoors in the 100 since 2012).
  • Natalliah Whyte won bronze in the women’s 100 (it was a personal-best time of 11.04 and the third-fastest time in school history).
  • Skyler Daniel tied a new PR and took fourth place in the women’s high jump (1.75 meters/5-8.75) on her first attempt.
  • The 4×100-meter relay team of Renee Shaw, Jonielle Smith, Dominique Bullock and Whyte posted the second-fastest time in school history (43.28).

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Softball won’t host regional but will play in one 

After losing to Alabama in the opening round of the SEC Tournament, Auburn softball won’t host a regional in the NCAA Tournament — but the Tigers will play in one.

Mickey Dean’s team is headed to Tallahassee, Fla., where it’ll face Kennesaw State in the regional. Other teams in the regional are, of course, Florida State and Jacksonville State.

Baseball looking to bounce back this week 

Auburn baseball fought hard over the weekend but was eventually swept by Ole Miss in Oxford. The series started on Thursday, and the Tigers attempted a comeback but fell just short.

On Friday, Butch Thompson’s team fell behind early and couldn’t manage a comeback and the Rebels won a 10-3 game on Saturday, too.

After the weekend, Auburn currently trails Arkansas, Ole Miss and LSU in the SEC West. The Tigers are now 35-17 overall and are looking to take down Troy before hosting LSU at Plainsman Park this weekend.

Tweet of the day 

Auburn football players might be tough, but they all have no doubts about who the real bosses are. These Mother’s Day tweets (and many more of them) just can’t be beat.

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