2017 SEC Championships: Rooney Scratches 100 Free on Day 5


The final day of prelims of the 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee will take place this morning. Today’s prelims lineup includes the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 1650 free, and men’s platform diving.

Most of the scratches for day 5 weren’t a surprise since they came from swimmers who had already swum 3 events individually. One of the more interesting ones came from Florida’s Maxime Rooney, who scratched out of the 100 free in favor of the 200 back earlier in the session.

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He Who Remains Unknown
6 years ago

Interesting how many foreign names pop up on the Florida roster

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Rooney 200 back instead of 100 free
🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄
I know it’s all about the team in college swimming but please, he’s a freestyler! 😥

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

I agree completely. Florida is going to win the meet regardless and this kid has a 48.8 in the 100 free lcm.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Agreed. When looking at NCAAs it’s better to test Rooney in the 100 free because of the medley relay. Florida has the option to put Dressel on fly and Rooney on free, which could be faster. I know Rooney will swim a leg of the 400 free relay but it would’ve been good to have him swim it individually just to have more data.

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