Vargas touched first in 4:16.54, chipping just over 2 seconds off his previous best of 4:18.58.
After taking silver in Gwangju, Jay Litherland comes in as the top 400 IM contender. Can an eager 19-year-old Carson Foster knock out Chase Kalisz in Omaha?
Kieran Smith’s 91 individual points led the way for the Gator men, as they win a ninth-straight SEC title over Georgia.
Redshirt senior Javier Acevedo led a group of four Georgia swimmers who advanced to the ‘A’ final of the 200 backstroke on Day 4 at SECs.
Georgia freshman Luca Urlando will race his best event, the 200 fly, on Day 4 of the Men’s SEC Championships in Columbia, Missouri.
Shaine Casas will be apart of a loaded final tonight in the 100 fly, with him, Camden Murphy and Luca Urlando all breaking 45 seconds in the prelims.
Georgia senior Camden Murphy comes in as the top seed in the 100 fly on Day 3 of the SEC Championships, seeking his first conference title in the event.
The Florida Gators put on a clinic during the opening preliminary session of men’s SECs, putting nine men into ‘A’ finals in just three events.
Kieran Smith dropped to a 1:43.22 200 fly tonight to win the final and get under 1:44 for the first time, helping the Gators to win the meet of Auburn.
After swimming a PB this morning, freshman Cecilia Porter set a new Florida program record in the 100 breast, breaking 1:00 for the first time at 59.22.
After his bout of racing last week at the 2020 U.S. Open, Florida junior Kieran Smith swam the 2nd-fastest 500 free of his career with a 4:11.08.
Watch out for Bobby Finke in the 1650 free, Clark Beach in the 200 back, and the men’s 100 free featuring Kieran Smith, Brett Fraser, and Ryan Lochte.
Friday’s PM session is set feature Emma Weyant in the 400 IM and 200 free, Kieran Smith in the 200 free, and Clark Beach face off Ryan Lochte in the 100 back.
Multi-time World champion Ryan Lochte is scheduled to swim his signature 200 IM here in Sarasota while Emma Weyant leads both the women’s 400 free and 200 IM.
Florida’s Miguel Cancel posted a 3:42.74 in the 400 IM, likely qualifying for NCAAs as he’s now ranked 16th. Teammate Kevin Vargas is now 20th in 3:43.35.