2017 SEC Championships: #1 Seed Gibson Scratches 200 Free on Day 3

2017 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Texas A&M’s Sarah Gibson, who won the 500 free on Wednesday night, is among the notable scratches heading into day 3 prelims of the 2017 SEC Championships. Gibson has scratched out of this morning’s 200 free prelims, for which she was the top seed, in favor of the 100 fly, which takes place one event earlier. Other big name scratches on the women’s side include Kentucky’s Asia Seidt (#6) in the 400 IM and Tennessee’s Meghan Small (#13) in the 200 free.

On the men’s side, Georgia’s #2 seed Jay Litherland and Florida’s #3 seed Caeleb Dressel have dropped the 200 free. Litherland will focus on the 400 IM this morning, while Dressel focuses on the 100 fly. Florida’s Jan Switkowski has scratched the 200 free, where he was the 9th seed, and the 400 IM, where he was the 5th seed, and will instead swim the 100 fly.

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Parka 59

The biggest question going into Day 3 is whether Mitch’s missing parka will be found or not. He’s been without it for 2 days now, we must find it so he can regain his warmth.

tea rex

Switkowski in the 100 fly makes sense – his sweet spot used to be the 200/400, but he has improved his speed a lot in the last year. 20.1 fly and 18.9 free splits are really fast for a guy who came in as a 200 flyer.

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