Texas’ Clark Smith made his way to the wall ahead of Michigan’s Felix Auboeck, South Carolina’s Akaram Mahmoud, and Northwestern’s Jordan Wilimovsky, as they became the 4 fastest 1650 freestylers in history.
Tonight brings competition in the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and 400 medley relay.
NC State will look to build off their momentum from last night’s fantastic relay performance.
This morning, South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth, teammate Akaram Mahmoud, and Michigan’s Felix Auboeck all broke 4:10, but tonight they’ll be challenged by Townley Haas and Clark Smith, who have also been sub-4:10.
South Carolina duo Fynn Minuth and Akaram Mahmoud became the 8th and 9th fastest performers in history in prelims of the 500 free at NCAAs.
Here’s our predictions for the top 25 teams at this week’s event.
After coming in as the top seed last year, Texas senior Clark Smith will look to redeem himself and land on top of the podium this time around in the men’s 1650 free.
South Carolina’s Akaram Mahmoud won the men’s 1650 free – one of 4 SEC event champions for the Gamecocks.
The men’s 200 breast is one of the top races to watch, with Auburn’s defending SEC champ Michael Duderstadt, Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Alabama’s Anton McKee, and South Carolina’s Nils Wich-Glasen contending.
Georgia’s Chase Kalisz will line up as the top seed in the 200 IM, but Florida All-American Mark Szaranek and Auburn’s defending SEC champion Joe Patching will be on either side to challenge him.
Texas A&M holds the lead on both the men’s and women’s sides as we head into day 2 prelims of the 2017 SEC Championships.
Eyes in the swimming world will be on Knoxville, Tennessee next week as the SEC will be the first major NCAA division 1 conference to hold its championship meet.
Rusch swept the sprints, posting a rapid 22.88 in the 50 free and a 50.59 to win the 100 free.
The Tennessee men and women each picked up a dual meet victory against South Carolina today, with the women’s meet coming down to the wire.
While a few big invites are yet to come, namely the Georgia Fall Invite and Texas Invite, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 swimmers in each event from the invites that have been swum so far.