No Top 12 Scratches for Women’s SEC Champs Day 2 Prelims

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) (results)
  • Live results – Meet Mobile
  • Live Results – Web
  • Live Video – SEC Network
  • Championship Central
  • Psych Sheets

The 2021 Women’s SEC Championships continue tomorrow, as Kentucky and Alabama lead after each winning a relay tonight in Athens. No top-12 scratches were found on the heat sheets for tomorrow morning’s prelims session, which features the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free.

THURSDAY PRELIMS HEAT SHEETS

Riley Gaines is out of the 50 free, where she was the 14th seed (22.52). Gaines had a big night tonight, splitting 21.58 on the end of Kentucky’s third-place 200 medley relay, which broke a school record, and splitting 1:42.44 on Kentucky’s winning 800 free relay. Gaines’ other three entries, which it looks like she’s sticking to, are the 200 free on Friday and the 100 free/200 fly double on Saturday. She did this same event lineup last year.

Gillian Davey and Anna Havens Rice are both out of the 200 IM for Kentucky, too, but don’t appear in any other individual event tomorrow. Davey was seeded 21st and Rice 24th. Neither raced on either relay tonight, though they each have three other entries they may be focusing on– both are also entered in the 400 IM/100 breast double and 200 breast. Davey did that lineup last year.

Tennessee’s Tjasa Pintar, who anchored the Lady Vol 800 free relay in a 1:42.91, is out of the 50 free to focus solely on the 200 IM, where she’s seeded ninth.

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SwimFani
7 months ago

Are the LADY VOLS tapered? Shaved? Suited??

Yaboi
Reply to  SwimFani
7 months ago

When are they not?

SwimFani
Reply to  Yaboi
7 months ago

Trwue, SO trwue!

Swimnerd
7 months ago

This 4 day lineup vs 5 event is effecting the Kentucky women probably the most of any team this weekend.

Will be intriguing how they handle some of these doubles. Will be key for them to take the team title

SwimFan
7 months ago

Great swim for Riley Gaines, Izzy Gati, Sophie Sorenson, and Kaitlynn Wheeler. Every swimmer worked hard for this moment! Congrats to all the girls who swam!!!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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