2022 SEC Championships: Day 2 Ups/Mids/Downs

2022 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.

Before getting into the prelim numbers, here’s a look at how the team scores currently stand after Tuesday night’s diving and relay events:

TEAM SCORES (THRU DAY 1)

Women

  1. Texas A&M, 155
  2. LSU, 150
  3. Kentucky, 148
  4. Tennessee, 145
  5. South Carolina / Georgia, 139
  6. Florida, 130
  7. Alabama, 114
  8. Auburn, 107
  9. Missouri, 97
  10. Arkansas, 78
  11. Vanderbilt, 60

Men

  1. Texas A&M, 156
  2. Tennessee, 155
  3. Kentucky, 153
  4. LSU, 139
  5. Alabama, 137
  6. Florida, 133
  7. Missouri, 122
  8. Georgia, 114
  9. South Carolina, 105
  10. Auburn, 90

The Florida men came out swinging on Wednesday morning at SECs, looking to distance themselves from the pack early as they vie for a 10th consecutive conference championship title.

Despite the absence of senior stud Bobby Finke, the Gators managed to put five men into the ‘A’ final of the 500 free, led by juniors Alfonso Mestre and Trey Freeman. Two-time defending champ Kieran Smith is also there for Florida, while Georgia put two up with reigning NCAA champion Jake Magahey and freshman Matt Sates.

The Gators followed by putting three up in the 50 free to lead the way with eight ‘A’ finalists, going 8/4/4/ overall.

The Bulldogs went 5/1/2, with Luca Urlando and Zach Hils making the 200 IM ‘A’ final and Dillon Downing advancing into the 50 free.

The Auburn men were next up at 3/4/2, with Alabama and Texas A&M the only others to put two men into ‘A’ finals.

On the women’s side, Tennessee had a similar showing to the Florida men, going 8/4/1 with three Vols advancing to ‘A’ finals in both the 500 free and 200 IM.

Tennessee had Julia Mrozinski and Kristen Stege step up with a pair of sub-4:40 500s to lead the prelims, while sophomore Aly Breslin ht a season-best to advance in sixth.

A pair of Vol freshmen in Ellen Walshe and Sara Stotler had strong 200 IM showings to qualify 1-4, with senior Alexis Yager also in at #6.

Alabama followed by going 5/3/1, while Georgia put four up and the reigning SEC champions from Kentucky went 2/3/3.

DAY 2 UPS/MIDS/DOWNS – WOMEN

Credit to Andrew Mering for running the numbers.

All 500 Free 200 IM 50 Free
1 mtr Diving
Tennessee 8/4/1 3/1/1 3/2/0 2/1/0 0/0/0
Alabama 5/3/1 1/1/0 2/0/1 2/2/0 0/0/0
Georgia 4/6/1 2/1/0 1/3/1 1/2/0 0/0/0
Kentucky 2/3/3 0/2/1 2/1/2 0/0/0 0/0/0
Florida 2/2/5 2/0/3 0/0/1 0/2/1 0/0/0
Missouri 2/0/2 0/0/1 0/0/0 2/0/1 0/0/0
Arkansas 1/0/3 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/3 0/0/0
Texas A&M 0/3/0 0/2/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Auburn 0/2/5 0/0/1 0/1/2 0/1/2 0/0/0
LSU 0/1/1 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/1 0/0/0
South Carolina 0/0/2 0/0/1 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0

SCORED PRELIMS – WOMEN

  1. Tennessee, 280.5
  2. Alabama, 190.0
  3. Georgia, 180.5
  4. Kentucky, 111.5
  5. Florida, 106.5
  6. Missouri, 64.0
  7. Auburn, 48.0
  8. Arkansas, 43.0
  9. Texas A&M, 36.0
  10. LSU, 24.0
  11. South Carolina, 2.0
  12. Vanderbilt, 0.0

DAY 1 SCORES +PRELIM PROJECTIONS

  1. Tennessee, 425.5
  2. Georgia, 319.5
  3. Alabama, 304.0
  4. Kentucky, 259.5
  5. Florida, 236.5
  6. Texas A&M, 191.0
  7. LSU, 174.0
  8. Missouri, 161.0
  9. Auburn, 155.0
  10. South Carolina, 141.0
  11. Arkansas, 121.0
  12. Vanderbilt, 60.0

DAY 2 UPS/MIDS/DOWNS – MEN

Credit to Andrew Mering for running the numbers.

All 500 Free 200 IM 50 Free
1 mtr Diving
Florida 8/4/4 5/1/1 0/2/3 3/1/0 0/0/0
Georgia 5/1/2 2/1/1 2/0/0 1/0/1 0/0/0
Auburn 3/4/2 1/1/1 0/2/1 2/1/0 0/0/0
Alabama 2/4/3 0/1/0 2/1/0 0/2/3 0/0/0
Texas A&M 2/0/1 0/0/1 2/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Kentucky 1/4/1 0/3/0 1/0/1 0/1/0 0/0/0
Tennessee 1/3/4 0/1/1 0/0/1 1/2/2 0/0/0
Missouri 1/2/3 0/0/1 1/2/1 0/0/1 0/0/0
LSU 1/1/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 0/0/0
South Carolina 0/1/5 0/0/2 0/0/1 0/1/2 0/0/0

SCORED PRELIMS – MEN

  1. Florida, 280.0
  2. Georgia, 157.0
  3. Auburn, 145.0
  4. Alabama, 111.5
  5. Kentucky, 94.0
  6. Tennessee, 92.0
  7. Missouri, 77.0
  8. Texas A&M, 56.5
  9. LSU, 40.0
  10. South Carolina, 33.0

DAY 1 SCORES +PRELIM PROJECTIONS

  1. Florida, 413.0
  2. Georgia, 271.0
  3. Alabama, 248.5
  4. Kentucky / Tennessee, 247
  5. Auburn, 235.0
  6. Texas A&M, 212.5
  7. Missouri, 199.0
  8. LSU, 179.0
  9. South Carolina, 138.0

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Swimm
7 months ago

Is men’s 1m diving going to be added to this?

VFL
7 months ago

It’s Lady Vols not Vols

AI with the braids
7 months ago

That picture is gonna make me act up

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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