Previews & Recaps
Smoliga shined for the Bulldogs, but her team came up just short against a rock-solid Texas A&M team.
The men’s 200 breast is one of the top races to watch, with Auburn’s defending SEC champ Michael Duderstadt, Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Alabama’s Anton McKee, and South Carolina’s Nils Wich-Glasen contending.
Florida standouts Caeleb Dressel and Maxime Rooney will take on the 100 free alongside Missouri’s Michael Chadwick, as will Georgia’s defending NCAA champ Olivia Smoliga in the women’s race.
Missouri’s Hannah Stevens and Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga are closely matched in the 100 back, but Tennessee All-American Kira Toussaint will also be in the mix.
Florida’s Caeleb Dressel played a huge role in the Gators’ sweep of the men’s relays at the 2017 SEC Championships, recording some of the fastest splits in history.
Dressel flipped in 18.91 en route to a 40.43 freestyle split to bring it home for Florida.
Watch Florida junior Caeleb Dressel drop a 17.86 split in the 200 free relay, from the second night of the 2017 SEC champs.
Caeleb Dressel took the Florida Gators from 7th to 1st with a scorching 17.90 anchor on the first night of the 2017 SEC Championships.
South Carolina’s Akaram Mahmoud won the men’s 1650 free – one of 4 SEC event champions for the Gamecocks.
The Auburn and Alabama men are slated to battle for 3rd on the final night of the 2017 SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee.
One of the more interesting day 5 scratches came from Florida’s Maxime Rooney, who scratched out of the 100 free in favor of the 200 back earlier in the session.
From start to finish, Oslin and Kaliszak were neck-and-neck, but Oslin got his hand to the wall in 44.73 to become the 6th fastest performer in history and secure his 3rd straight SEC title.
One of the most impactful scratches on the men’s side came from Auburn’s Joe Patching in the 100 back. Patching was entered as the 7th seed, but will likely swim the 200 back tomorrow instead.