Smith tied the record he set last season exactly in 4:06.32, while Georgia freshman Jake Magahey moves to #2 all-time in 4:06.76.
The Gators have roared out of the gates at the SEC Championships, up 146.5 points on Georgia through two days of racing.
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.
Shaine Casas enters Day 2 of the Men’s SEC Championships looking to defend his conference title in the 200 IM.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas will swim the 200 IM as his first individual event of the 2021 SEC Men’s Swimming & Diving CHampionships.
Shaine Casas’ 20.61 50 backstroke lead-off leg ranks as the ninth-fastest swim in history.
Florida junior Kieran Smith is now the 2nd-fastest man ever in the 200 yard freestyle, after ripping a 1:29.48 leading off tonight.
Florida’s hopes of defending its title in the 800 free relay hinge on Kieran Smith, who swam one of the fastest 200s ever leading off at the 2020 SECs.
Georgia is having a ridiculously impressive season, though, and a very strong A&M team could also make things interesting at the 2021 SEC Champs.
Shaine Casas is the fastest male 50 freestyler in the SEC this season, but that’s not one of the 6 individual events he could swim at SEC Champs.
The Texas Longhorns are still waiting on Austin Katz to perform to previous levels, but if he does, the ceiling for the Texas men is a national championship.
We continue our countdown of the top 100 men and the top 100 women in world-level swimming heading into the 2021 Olympic year.
Florida’s Kieran Smith and Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas were named the SEC’s co-Men’s Swimmers of the Week, while Kentucky’s Riley Gaines won the women’s award.
NCAA record-holder Kieran Smith of Florida won three events on Saturday as the Gators swept the Auburn Tigers to close the regular season.
Smith’s 1:59.38 showing lowers his previous PB of 1:59.56, set way back at the 2017 World Juniors, and ranks him 13th in the world this season.