Florida’s Sherridon Dressel, the 2019 bronze medalist, will battle with Asia Seidt (Kentucky) and Meet Record holder Rhyan White (Alabama) in the 100 back.
Dressel, the 100 back silver medalist, has opted for the 200 back over the 100 free. Smith did the opposite, scratching the 200 back to swim the 100 free.
On night 4, Bama’s Zane Waddell became the 5th fastest man in history with his swim in the 100 back. He broke the former SEC Record set by Casas at midseason.
Georgia’s Camden Murphy, the 2019 bronze medalist, headlines the men’s 100 fly final at the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.
Kieran Smith has scratched out of the 200 fly, while Erika Brown has scratched out of the 100 back. Neither will swim individually on day 4.
That’s largely due to the Gators’ 5 finalists in the 400 IM, led by 2019 medalists Kieran Smith, Grant Sanders, and Bobby Finke.
Erika Brown (Tennessee) is chasing her 3rd-straight title in the 100 fly and will look to take down her own SEC Record, which she set in 2018 and tied in 2019
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Florida’s Kieran Smith had another historic swim on night 2, this time becoming the fastest man in history as he won the 500 free.
His 4:06.32 broke the NCAA Record, formerly held by Haas, by nearly 2 seconds and broke the American Record, formerly held by Grothe, by nearly a second.
Shaine Casas will race for the SEC title in the 200 IM final as the Texas A&M men fight to stay on top of the day 2 rankings.
All-American junior Courtney Harnish of Georgia is chasing back-to-back SEC Championships title in the women’s 500 free.
Florida’s Kieran Smith, Gerry Quinn, Khader Baqlah, and Clark Beach took down the SEC Meet Record in the 800 free relay.
Kieran Smith and Khader Baqlah return for the Gators’ 800 free relay after their team set the SEC Meet Record to win the title last season.
Given his massive 4-second drop from his former individual 200 free best, it’s safe to say Smith brought his A game and will be a title threat.