Lisa Bratton – I was a lot calmer than I was last year (Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Karl Ortegon.


  1. Lisa Bratton, A&M – 1:54.97
  2. Bethany Galat, A&M – 1:55.86
  3. Meghan Raab, UGA – 1:55.99

Lisa Bratton took almost a full second off of her previous best to blast the 1:54.94 that earned the Texas A&M sophomore the SEC title. She unleashed a field-fastest 28.12 backstroke leg that put her far too ahead of the competition to lose.

Finishing in her wake was her teammate Bethany Galat, who was out the fastest after fly. UGA’s Meghan Raab had a quick breaststroke leg to shoot her past Tennessee’s Amanda Carner (who notched a school record with her 1:56.12) and A&M freshman and prelims top seed Sydney Pickrem. Carner and Pickrem grabbed 4th and 5th.

The Aggies made up half of this field, and sophomore Kristin Malone was there for 6th place. Following her was Mizzou’s Katharine Ross, who split an unreal 32.64 breaststroke leg, and touching 8th was UGA’s Annie Zhu.

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Coleman Hodges

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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