SEC – WOMEN SWIMMING & DIVING + MEN’S DIVING
- Wednesday, February 17 – Saturday, February 20, 2021
- W Swimming: Gabrielsen Natatorium – Athens, GA (Eastern Time Zone)
- W&M Diving: Mizzou Aquatics Center – Columbia, MO (Central Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Tennessee (1x) (2020 results)
- Live results
- Live Video – SEC Network
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheets
As Kentucky surged on night three of this meet, sophomore Lauren Poole was a standout performer.
Lighting up the pool in the first event of the evening, Poole took the 400 IM SEC crown in a 1-2 finish with sophomore teammate Gillian Davey, as both hit lifetime bests.
Notably, Poole has made a dramatic shift from last year to this year. At the 2020 SEC Championships, Poole swam in the C-final, where she was 4:14.21 in prelims to take 17th. In the final, though, she was well off her morning swim, falling to 24th to earn one point with a time of 4:16.83.
She dropped her first sub-4:10 swim, ever, this morning, going 4:06.84. Tonight, she destroyed that time, blasting a 4:03.90 for the SEC title, effectively more than 10 seconds better than she was at this meet in 2020.
Below, you can see how her middle 100 has improved by a landslide, including being six seconds better in the breast.
Lauren Poole 2020 SEC finals v. 2021 SEC finals
|2020 SEC C-final||
2021 SEC A-final
In the 400 medley relay, the Georgia Bulldogs cracked the 3:30 barrier with the fastest middle 100 of the field
400 MEDLEY SPLITS
|Texas A&M||Kara Eisenmann||53.75|
|South Carolina||Riley Parker||54.56|
|Vanderbilt||Gabriela Pierobon Mays||54.95|
|South Carolina||Taylor Steele||59.93|
|Texas A&M||Alaya Smith||59.93|
|Texas A&M||Taylor Pike||52.67|
|South Carolina||Janie Smith||54.03|
|Texas A&M||Chloe Stepanek||47.73|
|South Carolina||Mari Kraus||49.56|