Crooks’ time of 19.36 overtakes Florida swimmer Josh Liendo’s 19.69 as the fastest time in the nation for the 50 free this year.
Tennessee had one of the best turnarounds of the 2021-2022 season, coming back from a 5th place finish at the 2021 SEC Championships to win the 2022 title.
Josephine Fuller also posted a 1:01.70 in the 100-meter backstroke, just .42 seconds slower than her personal best from April’s International Team Trials.
After falling to third at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, Regan Smith is out to reclaim her spot as the top American woman in the 200 backstroke.
Virginia enters the 400 medley race as the American Record holder and favorite to win, but they will face the competition of NC State and Stanford.
In Tennessee’s press release following the conclusion of the meet tonight, they referred to this Tennessee team as the “deepest roster in program history,”
Night 1 of the 2022 men’s and women’s SEC Championships begins with the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays, the women’s 1-meter, and the men’s 3-meter.
Tennessee’s Josephine Fuller and Lakeside’s Haley McDonald both posted NAG all-time top 100 swims in the 200 back on the final night of racing in Knoxville.
Tennessee had five athletes earn SEC weekly honors, led by senior Lyubomir Epitropov and junior Anna-Julia Kutsch.
The #6 Lady Vols and #15 Vols kicked off the new year with victories over Duke and Queens University (Division II) in a double dual at Queens.
Virginia’s Alex Walsh blasted a 4:01.40 to break the ACC record in the 400 IM on night two of the Tennessee Invite. She beat the winning time at 2021 NCAA’s.
Tennessee sophomore Mona McSharry continues to assert herself as one of the premier women’s breaststrokers in the NCAA.
“Best of the Rest” backstroker Sophie Brison has made a verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Tennessee in 2023-24.
After coming in 10th last year, Tennessee has managed to keep a handful of swimmers as 5th years, pick up 3 key transfers, and bring in a giant freshmen class
Olympians Lydia Jacoby (pictured) and Torri Huske headlined the 2021 selection to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team.