Women’s 100 Breaststroke Final as reported by Braden Keith (as the 2013 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships)
And then the bomb dropped. Tennessee’s Molly Hannis looked like she was going to give A&M’s Breeja Larson a run in this 100 breaststroke after 50 yards; Larson was out a bit off of her record pace, while Hannis was well under it in 27.0. Larson took the lead away in the third 25 though, and it was all clean water en route to a new U.S. Open, American, NCAA, SEC, and Texas A&M Record of 57.43. (Read more about that record here).
Senior Lindsey Norberg from Auburn surprised to win the race-within-the-race between the four Auburn finalist, touching 3rd overall in 59.43, a big-time personal best. She was only the third among the Auburn breaststrokes coming in, and now she’s third-best in the SEC. Her teammates Micah Lawrence (59.74) was 5th, and twin sister Lauren Norberg was 7th in 59.97.
Georgia’s Melanie Margalis took 4th in 59.73, with Florida’s Hilda Luthersdottir winning the B-Final in 1:00.15. She’s the biggest key, and question mark, to their medley relay, and that swim should clear up a lot of those questions.