Georgia sophomore Luca Urlando (above) posted the nation-leading time in the 100 back on Saturday against South Carolina.
Both the Georgia men and women opened their 2022-23 campaign in dominant fashion over UNC on Saturday afternoon in Athens.
The Georgia Bulldogs had their second-highest finish in program history at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, but the graduation of two key pieces will force some creativity to maintain that spot this year.
After winning last night’s 100 free, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil comes into today’s 50 riding a ton of momentum.
The last AM men’s prelims session will feature the 200 IM (top seed Caio Pumputis), 200 back (top seed Ryan Murphy), and 100 free (top seed Caeleb Dressel).
NCAA Champions Kieran Smith (3:48.78 season best) and Jake Magahey (3:49.16 season best) will put up their morning bids for the 400 FR final here in Atlanta.
Catch top seeds UGA’s Jake Magahey (500 FR), Cal’s Destin Lasco (200 IM), Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (50 FR), and the 200 free and 400 medley relays on night two.
Defending champion Ryan Hoffer faces the deepest 50 free field in history this week, with seven men having broken 19 seconds heading into NCAAs.
Georgia freshman Luca Urlando will race his best event, the 200 fly, on Day 4 of the Men’s SEC Championships in Columbia, Missouri.
American Record watch in his full effect tonight as Kieran Smith eyes his 500 free mark of 4:06.32 set last season.
Shaine Casas enters Day 2 of the Men’s SEC Championships looking to defend his conference title in the 200 IM.
Shaine Casas’ 20.61 50 backstroke lead-off leg ranks as the ninth-fastest swim in history.
Florida’s hopes of defending its title in the 800 free relay hinge on Kieran Smith, who swam one of the fastest 200s ever leading off at the 2020 SECs.
Georgia is having a ridiculously impressive season, though, and a very strong A&M team could also make things interesting at the 2021 SEC Champs.
Georgia handled the visiting Gamecock women, keying on a triple in three different strokes from senior standout Courtney Harnish.