2017 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 18
- Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, Knoxville, TN (Eastern Time Zone)
- Prelims 10AM / Finals 6PM
- Defending Champion: Florida men (4x), Texas A&M women (results)
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Florida freshman Maxime Rooney not only won gold in the 200 free at his first ever SEC Championships, but he also set a new 17-18 National Age Group Record. Rooney dropped almost a full second off his personal best time to win the race in 1:32.18, shattering the former record of 1:33.05 that he set in this morning’s prelims.
Rooney was well ahead of the field, winning the race by a second and a half. Coming in 2nd was teammate Khader Baqlah (1:33.65), while South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth (1:33.67) finished 3rd.
Rooney’s Splits Comparison by 50:
|Swimmer||1st 50||2nd 50||3rd 50||4th 50||Final Time|
|Maxime Rooney (finals)||21.41||23.22||23.69||23.86||1:32.18|
|Maxime Rooney (prelims)||21.64||23.59||23.93||23.89||1:33.05|
Rooney’s Splits Comparison by 100:
|Swimmer||1st 100||2nd 100||Final Time|
|Maxime Rooney (finals)||44.63||47.55||1:32.18|
|Maxime Rooney (prelims)||45.23||47.82||1:33.05|
The big difference maker came on the front half of his race. He was out in 44.63 tonight, which was 6 tenths faster than his opening split of 45.23 from this morning.