Florida’s Elizabeth Beisel will swim no first day event at this year’s NCAA Championship meet, and instead pull a tough 200 back/200 fly double.
Gregg Troy talks to media after the SEC Championships, and shares that Nick Alexiou, a Virginia transfer, is probably redshirting the season.
Auburn’s Marcelo Chierighini (above) went 41.9 to win the 100 free, then 41.4 leading off the 400 free relay. Meanwhile the Georgia women and Florida men successfully defended their 2013 team titles.
Florida’s Brad deBorde, beard and all, has looked unstoppable at this week’s SEC Championships. He and Auburn’s Marcelo Chierigihini will have two more matchups on Saturday.
Beisel has won the 400 IM at SECs every time she has competed in her tenure at Florida, making the senior a four-time champion in the event.
Georgia’s Lauren Harrington should certainly place higher than her seed in the women’s 100 fly, and will be looking to win as her team hasn’t lost a race yet at the 2014 SEC Championships.
Florida senior Elizabeth Beisel has chosen the 200 IM over the 500 free for her 2nd day individual event at the SEC Championships.
The Florida Gators are locked-and-loaded for the 2014 SEC Championships
Florida’s Marcin Cieslak was named the SEC’s Male Swimmer of the Week for January 28th, 2014.
Florida beat Auburn at home on senior day for a number of big-name Gators. Check out interviews with Elizabeth Beisel, Marcin Cieslak and Bradley deBorde as well as coach Gregg Troy, plus the official Florida Senior Day video.
The Gators certainly justified their high rankings, with the men sweeping the top two spots in the first four straight individual races and the women got three wins from Elizabeth Beisel.
Coach Troy: “We’re looking for the best efforts these next two meets because the honesty in the effort allows you to evaluate the team heading into the championship season. That will help finalize our meet lineup and will give us some extra preparation going into the SEC Championships.”
Florida Olympian Elizabeth Beisel was honored not for her traditional IM races, rather it was her freestyle that garnered Swimmer of the Week.
Elizabeth Beisel had two outstanding off-event swims while her Gators used depth to overwhelm Florida Atlantic in the men’s and women’s meets.
Coach Troy: “The women swimming at home, we look at the rest of the meets this semester as dress rehearsals. We’re going to go through the same type of routine that we will use at the end of the year. We’re going to try and get up earlier, have breakfast and come in and swim the meets with the idea that we are preparing for the end of the year.”