Hugo Gonzalez missed a pair of A-finals in the 200 & 400 IM after coming in as the #1 seed.
In addition to recieving the Hammer Award, Neidigh was also honored with the Auburn Swimming & Diving Award alongside fellow senior and SEC champion Joe Patching.
Retroactively, it’s Will Licon and the Texas Longhorns who had the best recruiting class back in 2013. Where did they rank and how did the other classes in the top 12 fare over four years?
Cal’s Ryan Murphy will chase his own NCAA and American Record in the 200 back after dominating the field with a 1:35.73 last season. Now a 2-time Olympic backstroke champion, Murphy will be swimming in his last ever NCAA Meet, and this could be the last time we see him focus on yards. If successful in defending his backstroke titles, Murphy will have 4-peated in both.
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.
Florida standouts Caeleb Dressel and Maxime Rooney will take on the 100 free alongside Missouri’s Michael Chadwick, as will Georgia’s defending NCAA champ Olivia Smoliga in the women’s race.
One of the most impactful scratches on the men’s side came from Auburn’s Joe Patching in the 100 back. Patching was entered as the 7th seed, but will likely swim the 200 back tomorrow instead.
Georgia’s Chase Kalisz headlines the 400 IM final on day 3 of the 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.
The 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee will continue this morning with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, and men’s 3-meter diving prelims.
Gibson has scratched out of this morning’s 200 free prelims in favor of the 100 fly, which takes place one event earlier.
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.
American Record holder Caeleb Dressel swept the men’s sprints, putting up a blistering 19.21 in the 50 free and a 42.64 in the 100 free to outswim Auburn’s Peter Holoda, who took 2nd in both events.
It will be a battle of two SEC powerhouse programs when Auburn and Florida meet in the final swimming and…