2017 SECs Day 5 Up/Mid/Downs: Auburn, Alabama Men Battle for 3rd

2017 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of three finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, places 9 through 16 the B final and places 17 through 24 the C final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.

With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups,” “Mids” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Mid” to swimmers in the B final and “Down” to swimmers in the C final.

The Auburn and Alabama men are slated to battle for 3rd on the final night of the 2017 SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee. Auburn and Missouri are tied with the most scoring swims at 10 ahead of Alabama’s 9, but the Crimson Tide and Tigers each have 5 championship final swims. The up/mid/downs don’t reflect the men’s platform diving or 1650 free, so those should be a big factor in how the team battles shake out as well.

DAY 4 MEN’S UP/MID/DOWNS:

NOTE: Does not include results from men’s platform diving prelims or the 1650 free.

Team (Current Score) Ups Mids Downs Total
Florida (929.5) 2 5 1 8
Georgia (788) 2 3 2 7
Auburn (663.5) 5 2 3 10
Alabama (614) 5 2 2 9
Texas A&M (549) 3 3 2 8
Tennessee (526.5) 1 2 2 5
Missouri (521) 3 3 4 10
South Carolina (505) 1 1 3 5
LSU (482) 1 0 4 5
Kentucky (321.5) 0 3 1 4

After dominating the 200 breast this morning, the Texas A&M women should only extend their lead over Georgia. Kentucky, Auburn, Tennessee, and Missouri are all closely matched, and will battle for a top 5 spot behind Georgia.

DAY 4 WOMEN’S UP/MID/DOWNS:

NOTE: Does not include results from the 1650 free.

Team (Current Score) Ups Mids Downs Total
Texas A&M (961) 8 3 3 14
Georgia (843) 5 3 1 9
Tennessee (673) 3 1 3 7
Kentucky (659) 4 3 2 9
Auburn (648) 1 4 2 7
Missouri (631) 1 3 1 5
Florida (493) 0 3 2 5
LSU (448) 1 0 3 4
South Carolina (391) 1 1 3 5
Alabama (342) 0 3 3 6
Arkansas (215) 0 1 0 1
Vanderbilt (74) 0 0 0 0

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OslinFan6

Could Connor Oslin go a 14:35 in the 1650? Maybe a 41.0 flat start 100 free?

Onehandtouch

Troll tide

Swimnerd

Depends how long he could hold 15 meters

Oslinfan7

He would beat you

Parka 59

Will parka 59 be making an appearance in tonight’s session? Will Mitch have finally regained his warmth? Will Rooney ask to swim backstroke on the free relay? Find out tonight on the next episode of Glee.

Hina

Any idea how the mile is going?

Hina – Jordan Stout from Georgia is the top time in the women’s so far in 16:50.00 after 2 heats (still 3 left to swim).

On the men’s side, Kevin Miller from Georgia sits 1st in 15:23.53 after 1 heat (4 left to swim)

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