Hugo Morris: I’m used to close races at this point (Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by Jared Anderson. 


  1. Hugo Morris, AUB – 1:40.59
  2. Pace Clark, UGA – 1:40.80
  3. Gunna Bentz, UGA – 1:41.56

Auburn continued a strong meet on the men’s side with a 1:40.59 SEC title from Hugo Morris in the 200 fly. Morris, a sophomore, held tough in a very tight heat – at the 100-turn, the top five were all separated by just three tenths of a second.

Top prelims qualifier Pace Clark was second behind Morris at that turn, and held the spot in 1:40.80, just a tenth off his prelims swim. His teammate Gunnar Bentz was 1:41.56 for bronze. The versatile Bentz has been very effective in three A finals for Georgia so far, but has now used up his individual event entires, which might leave the Bulldogs a bit weak in tomorrow’s 200 breaststroke.

Florida’s Jan Switkowksi went 1:41.98 to push Bentz, winding up fourth overall. Auburn’s second A finalist Arthur Mendes was next in 1:42.02 and Florida stacked two more into the A heat with 6th-place Austin Manganiello and 8th-place Mark Szaranek.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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