2017 SEC Championships Day 4 Scratches: #7 Patching out of 100 Back


Day 4 prelims at the 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee bring competition in the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, and women’s platform diving. One of the most impactful scratches on the men’s side came from Auburn’s Joe Patching in the 100 back. Patching was entered as the 7th seed, but will likely swim the 200 back tomorrow instead. In the 100 breast, Georgia’s Chase Kalisz (#2) and Florida’s Caeleb Dressel (#23) have opted out, but neither scratch is surprising. Kalisz’s 3rd event will be this morning’s 200 fly, and Dressel’s will be the 100 free tomorrow.

As SwimSwam earlier reported, Missouri’s Katharine Ross is absent from the meet, taking the 2nd seed out of the 100 breast. Georgia’s Emily Cameron, the 7th seed, has also scratched out of the 100 breast. Texas A&M’s Bethany Galat was the only other top 8 scratch this morning, as she was seeded 4th in the 200 fly.

Notable Day 4 Prelims Scratches

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Lauren Neidigh

Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona (2013-2015) and the University of Florida (2011-2013). While her college swimming career left a bit to be desired, her Snapchat chin selfies and hot takes on Twitter do not disappoint. She's also a high school graduate of The …

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