The Texas Longhorns came out strong tonight, but they weren’t the only ones.
Defending NCAA Champion Abrahm DeVine will look to pick up his second individual title in this event, and possibly challenge Chase Kalisz’s legendary AR.
Conference Championships brought some major shakeups to our final edition men’s Power Ranks, though our #1 rank continues to be an uneasy split between Texas and Cal.
Over the last two years, Texas has brought in the #2 and #1-ranked recruiting classes, both centered around one event: the 200 free.
Coach Anthony Nesty’s Florida Gators still found a way to win their 7th-straight SEC title. That was thanks in large part to a 375.5-point freshman class, more than double what any other freshman class in the SEC scored.
The answer, simply put, is a freshman class that showed up and showed out for the Gators.
Maxime Rooney both put up the fastest 100 fly time in the country on the third night of the 2019 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships, helping put the Florida men in the lead with two days to go.
Sydney Pickrem will look to pick up her first indiviudal title of the meet in the 400 IM, but she’ll be met by fierce competition Tess Cieplucha and a tough Florida IM group, led by freshman Vanessa Pearl.
Instead of the 200 free, Rooney will pick up the 100 fly as his day 1 event.
Sydney Pickrem of Texas A&M will be looking to win her second consecutive SEC title in the women’s 200 IM tonight.
Individual events begin this morning at the SEC Championships, with heats of the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free for both men and women.
The 2019 SEC Championships are shaping up to be quite the battle in both men’s and women’s competition, and the Texas A&M men appear to have a good chance to join their women as team championships this year.
Maxime Rooney’s 1:32.10 anchor leg helped the Florida men break their SEC Championship Meet Record in the 800 free relay.
Could the Gators’ winning streak be snapped this season by the likes of Tennessee, Texas A&M, or Missouri?
It’s the calm before the conference storm in our Power Rankings, with the uneasy split of #1 votes remaining identical to our last ranks.