The Virginia Cavaliers have assembled a loaded roster that leads the NCAA ranks. The top threats to their title run, though, remain hard to predict.
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.
Smith was 24.2, well ahead of Dressel (25.01) in his American Record 1:38.13 and Casas (24.2) on his #3 all-time 1:38.95 from tonight in Texas.
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.
The Florida women, who return 6 of their 11 individual NCAA qualifiers from last season, held their first meet of the season on Friday.
Florida’s Bobby Finke, the 500 free and 400 IM bronze medalist, set the SEC Record in the mile last season and narrowly missed the NCAA Record.
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.
The Tennessee women look very tough to beat as the Volunteers, led by SEC Record holder Erika Brown, chase their first SEC women’s title in program history.
The Tennessee men and women swept Florida for the first time ever. Amanda Nunan set a new school record for the Volunteers.
Shaine Cases (Texas A&M) and Erika Brown (Tennessee) both hold 4 national top times each after the first wave of college invites.
On the final day of the 2019 Georgia Tech Invitational, Leah Braswell swam 15:47 in the 1650 free, which is the best time in the country by almost 10 seconds.
Anna Auld, who made the 2019-20 National Junior Team for open water, has announced her verbal commitment to Florida for 2020-21.
Anchored by a 21.88 split from freshman Talia Bates (above), the Florida women hit the NCAA automatic invite time in the women’s 200 free relay on Friday.