Alabama has quickly turned into one of the leading schools in women’s sprint free. How they will fare given their recent coaching turbulence.
While the Florida Gators are officially in the lead, the Kentucky Wildcats are in the driver’s seat after swimming lights-out in this morning’s prelims.
Courtney Harnish clocked her third-straight conference title in the 500 free tonight, hitting a lifetime best 4:35.33.
Harnish is the only UGA swimmer to win more than one 500 free in consecutive years, and the UGA women have taken the 500 free title 12 of the last 16 years.
Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis (above) won a pair of headline breaststroke duels against Alabama’s Derek Maas, but Alabama took the team win in a squeaker.
Hawaii’s Olli Kokko swam a lifetime best 51.71 from the B final. He should be safely qualified for NCAAs, as he’s now the 9th fastest man in the NCAA.
The Florida men, led by Head Coach Anthony Nesty, look to cement their 8th-straight victory on the final day of the 2020 SEC Championships.
All-American Kensey McMahon won an individual triple for the Crimson Tide. In the 1650 free, she was nearly 40 seconds ahead of the field.
Alabama won their first meet of the Coley Stickels era, but the Crimson Tide’s new head coach named the meet a “Wakeup Call” for some of his athletes.
Caeleb Dressel and Dean Farris will contest in the 100 free tonight.
Brown improved on her previous best tine of 54.52, going 54.36 in the 100 free at the 2019 Atlanta Classic.
Caeleb Dressel will not be swimming the 50 free, and will instead be in the 200 fly.
Melanie Margalis of Saint Petersburg Aquatics gave up her spot in the A final of the 200 breast to concentrate on the 400 free.
Pumputis’s 1:44.83 from last week’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge is no more.
Pickrem picked up three wins as the Aggies won 178-112.