Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Karl Ortegon.
MEN’S 500 FREESTYLE
- Pawel Werner, Florida – 4:13.31
- Akaram Mahmoud, South Carolina – 4:13.48
- Mitch D’Arrigo, Florida -4:13.92
This one came down to the wire, but the Gators kept the title in their hands for another year. Mitch D’Arrigo, the 2015 champion, finished third, but it was Pawel Werner who used excellent walls to get past South Carolina’s Akaram Mahmoud in the last 75 or so.
Auburn’s Hugo Morris took it out very fast out of lane 7, but his body length lead faded, and South Carolina’s Tomas Peribonio pushed past him to finish 4th.
Florida’s Arthur Frayler got his hand to the wall in 6th, while UGA rounded out the A final. Kevin Litherlandand Garrett Powell turned in the 7th and 8th place finishes.