While NC State and Texas are 2 of the top teams battling for the title tonight, the Florida Gators are bringing in a team that could be hard to beat.
6 different programs have season-best composite times that add up within a second of one another in an event that could turn the tides of the entire meet.
Caeleb Dressel and the Florida Gators come in as the top seed in the 200 medley relay.
The NC State Wolfpack will look to finally reach the top of the podium in the 200 free relay.
Florida senior Mark Szaranek will be looking to win the 200 IM title outright after winning tying for the victory last year, but he’ll have to deal with Auburn’s Hugo Gonzalez and the rest of a very strong field.
Joseph Schooling will be looking to recapture the 200 fly NCAA title crown in his senior year.
Schooling, the Olympic 100 fly champion, is the top seed heading into the meet with a 44.78 from midseason. Dressel clearly hasn’t shown all of his cards yet since he swapped this event for the 100 breast at SECs, but if his performances in his other events and his fly speed in the 200 IM are any indication, we could be in for something special.
The fun we had all had watching Caeleb Dressel’s breaststroke is over, at least for his individual NCAA career.
He was over a second faster than his time from SECs, taking 8 tenths off his lifetime best as he swam a 1:40.28.
Watch the gators get wet as they celebrate their 6th consecutive SEC Championship
Caeleb Dressel will look for more history tonight in the final of the men’s 100 breast.
Caeleb Dressel will be back in action on day 4 of SECs in the men’s 100 breast.
Both Claire Rasmus and Sydney Pickrem come in as #1 seeds on night 3 of the 2018 SEC Championships.
Look out for Florida’s Caeleb Dressel in the 200 IM and Tennessee’s fast-rising Erika Brown in the 50 free.
The fastest splits in each of the strokes on night 1 of the first week of Division 1 conference meets.