Last chance meets are opportunities for swimmers to race again before the NCAA Championships, effectively ‘last chances’ for them to qualify for the meet.
With so much going on, SwimSwam wants to provide a quick snapshot at the highlights from yesterday’s collegiate conference meets.
Alabama freshman Matt King won the 100 freestyle and then led the Crimson Tide to a third straight win in the 400 free relay on the final night of SECs.
Bobby Finke will aim for a third straight title in the 1650 freestyle on the final night of SECs after smashing the American and NCAA Record last season.
Kieran Smith’s 91 individual points led the way for the Gator men, as they win a ninth-straight SEC title over Georgia.
Finke swam 14:12 for a second straight year, falling just a tenth shy of the fastest swim ever.
Redshirt senior Javier Acevedo led a group of four Georgia swimmers who advanced to the ‘A’ final of the 200 backstroke on Day 4 at SECs.
Georgia freshman Luca Urlando will race his best event, the 200 fly, on Day 4 of the Men’s SEC Championships in Columbia, Missouri.
After finishing 3rd in the 100 yard fly earlier in the meet, Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas will finish his week in Columbia with the 200 back.
Watch race videos from Thursday night at the Men’s SECs, including Camden Murphy (pictured) winning a tight battle in the 100 butterfly.
With nine NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving championship meets this weekend, we want to highlight all the action from Thursday
Florida freshman Adam Chaney went 45.44-45.29-44.99 all in the same night in the 100-yard back. He is now the #2 17-18 swimmer in history behind Ryan Murphy (above).
With the addition of Chaney, Florida has its most complete medley relay team in years, highlighted by their school record in the 400 MR.
Shaine Casas will be apart of a loaded final tonight in the 100 fly, with him, Camden Murphy and Luca Urlando all breaking 45 seconds in the prelims.
Luca Urlando was a big part of a strong morning for the Georgia Bulldogs, who are in position to eat into Florida’s team lead on the penultimate day of SECs.