2022 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, February 15 – Saturday, February 19, 2022
- Jones Aquatics Center, Knoxville, Tenn. (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Men- Florida (9x) Women- Kentucky (1x)
- Live Results
- Live Video (Watch ESPN)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheets
- 2021 SEC Scoring Breakdown
- Day 4 Prelims
- Day 4 Finals Heat Sheets
The University of Alabama women won their third relay in four tries on the penultimate night of finals at the 2022 SEC Championships, edging out Tennessee to break the conference record by more than half a second.
The Crimson Tide got a huge lead-off leg from Rhyan White, who won the 100 back earlier in the session, as the senior catapulted the team into a big lead with a 50.44 opening leg.
White was followed by freshman Avery Wiseman (58.02), senior Morgan Scott (51.07) and junior Cora Dupre (47.11) as they combined to win the event in a time of 3:26.64, breaking their own SEC Record of 3:27.18 set earlier this season at the Tennessee Invite. That team featured White, Wiseman, Scott and Kalia Antoniou.
Alabama’s winning time also smashed the previous SEC Championship Record of 3:28.43 set by Tennessee in 2019.
|Tennessee, 2019 SECs||Alabama, 2021 Tennessee Invite||Alabama, 2022 SECs|
|Erika Brown – 50.88||Rhyan White – 50.15||Rhyan White – 50.44|
|Nikol Popov – 58.05 (1:48.93)||Avery Wiseman – 58.66 (1:48.81)||Avery Wiseman – 58.02 (1:48.46)|
|Maddy Banic – 51.32 (2:40.25)||Morgan Scott – 51.60 (2:40.41)||Morgan Scott – 51.07 (2:39.53)|
|Bailey Grinter – 48.18 (3:28.43)||Kalia Antoniou – 46.77 (3:27.18)||Cora Dupre – 47.11 (3:26.64)|
One thing that really stands out about Alabama’s swim is their reaction times. Wiseman had a -.02 reaction, Scott was -.01 and Dupre was .00 for a combined -.03 on three exchanges. Compare that to Tennessee, who had a combined .90 reaction between their three takeovers.
‘Bama also combined to have a -.02 reaction in their winning 200 medley relay, with Wiseman controversially listed at -.07 (anything lower than -.03 is supposed to be a disqualification), though it was ultimately ruled a touchpad error.
In the race, the Vols were only 22 one-hundredths back of the Crimson Tide for the win, meaning Alabama essentially won the race with their exchanges, and by a wide margin. Had Alabama had the same reaction times as Tennessee, they would’ve finished in 3:27.57.