Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Braden Keith.
MEN’S 800 FREE RELAY
- Florida, 6:13.64
- Auburn, 6:15.59
- Georgia, 6:17.40
While not quite as long as Georgia’s streak, the Florida men did run their SEC Championship streak in the 800 free relay to 4 years on Tuesday – though there were no swimmers who were on all 4 relay teams.
Leadoff Pawel Werner, a senior who was on the last 3 winning groups, split 1:33.82, and was followed by Mark Szaranek (1:33.13), Mitch D’Arrigo (1:33.96), and Jan Switkowski (2:32.73) combined for a 6:13.64 which broke Texas’ 2009 Pool Record in the event.
Two seconds back were the Auburn Tigers in 6:15.59 including 1:33 splits from Hugo Morris, Arthur Mendes, and Kyle, while Georgia finished 3rd in 6:17.40.
Missouri, who finished 4th in 6:19.17, was the only other relay to achieve an NCAA Qualification Time.