Reported by James Sutherland.
2018 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 14 – Sunday, February 18
- Rec Center Natatorium, College Station, TX (Central Time Zone)
- Prelims 10AM / Finals 6PM
- Defending Champion: Florida (5x) (results)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live results
- Live Video (finals)
MEN’S 400 IM FINAL
Championship Record: 3:36.21, Chase Kalisz (Georgia), 2017
- Hugo Gonzalez, AUB, 3:35.76
- Mark Szaranek, FLOR, 3:37.50
- Brandonn Almeida, SCAR, 3:39.09
Auburn freshman Hugo Gonzalez continues to be red hot, scorching the men’s 400 IM final in a time of 3:35.76. That swim breaks Chase Kalisz‘s meet record of 3:36.21 set last year, breaks Auburn’s school record, and puts him #2 all-time behind only Kalisz.
Mark Szaranek of Florida took the runner-up spot in 3:37.50, and a second freshman, Brandonn Almeida of South Carolina, touched 3rd in 3:39.09. All three of the top men are under the NCAA ‘A’ cut, and are currently the top-3 in the NCAA.
Almeida’s teammate Tom Peribonio took 4th in 3:41.67, and Georgia’s Jay Litherland was 5th in 3:42.50. Carter Grimes broke Mizzou’s school record to win the B-final in 3:43.02.