Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Jared Anderson.
MEN’S 200 FREE – FINALS
Georgia’s Matias Koski successfully defended his 2015 title in the men’s 200 free and gave the Bulldogs a sweep of the 200 freestyles this year. His 1:33.43 is just a tick slower than he went at this meet last year, but Koski has already been 1:33.0 this season at the Georgia Invite.
Auburn’s Hugo Morris had a big finals swim, too, dropping seven tenths of a second and challenging Koski most of the way. Morris was just .01 back at the 100 mark, and finished second in 1:33.65.
Missouri’s Michael Chadwick blasted a lifetime-best 1:34.11 to earn bronze, beating out last year’s runner-up Mitch D’Arrigo of Florida (1:34.26). Mizzou’s other two A finalists took 5th (Mikel Schreuders in 1:34.35) and 6th (Carter Griffin in 1:34.48), with all three Tigers besting their prelims times.
The Gators got a B final win from Pawel Werner to extend their lead on Auburn to 54, and Auburn now sits almost 100 points ahead of Georgia in the team race.