The Kentucky women hosted Marshall and the men competed in exhibition events on January 14 after Kentucky’s tri-meet with Ohio State and Texas was canceled.
The German native with limited yards racing experience was 19.54 in the 50 and 1:33-flat in the 200 free earlier in the meet.
Indiana senior Mac Looze was among the school’s event winners on Day 1, getting her first career mid-season invite victory.
Kentucky recognized their SEC Championship from last spring before hosting Ohio for a women-only dual meet at the Lancaster Aquatic Center.
Their NCAA finish came a month after Kentucky won its first SEC women’s team title in program history, accumulating 1124 points to beat Florida by 50 points.
Night two of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, and the 400 free.
2016 Olympian Olivia Smoliga holds the fastest seed time in the 100 back this morning (58.73), and she is ranked 4th in the 50 free (24.83).
BAMA’s White and NC State’s Berkoff tied for the top 100 back prelims spot. UVA also holds top seeds in the 4IM (Nelson), 1FL (Douglass), and 2FR (Madden).
Virginia will have at least one A-finalist in each of the five individual events while Texas, NC State, and Cal will see 4 swimmers in the A-final.
After emphatic conference titles, Kentucky and Ohio State looked great, in particular. The Wildcats surged to second overall and OSU seventh.
After 44 years of women’s swimming in the SEC Conference, Kentucky has secured its first-ever SEC Championship title by a margin of 53 points over Florida.
After day 4 prelims, Kentucky devoured Florida’s 8 point lead and built their own 135 point lead over the Gators. Let’s see how the finals may play out.
Georgia’s Zoie Hartman, already winner of the 200 IM and 100 breast, will seek her 3rd SEC title of the meet on Saturday in the 200 breast.
Lighting up the pool this evening, Poole took the 400 IM SEC crown in a 1-2 finish with sophomore teammate Gillian Davey, as both hit lifetime bests.
Shaine Casas is the fastest male 50 freestyler in the SEC this season, but that’s not one of the 6 individual events he could swim at SEC Champs.