This morning’s 200 medley relay was fast enough that very few teams will have alternate lineup options tonight, perhaps in response to a few high-profile miscues in prelims of the 400 medley.
A disqualification to Alabama bumped California’s 400 medley relay into the A final after the Golden Bears swam an alternate lineup in prelims.
Here’s our predictions for the top 25 teams at this week’s event.
Texas junior Joseph Schooling, the 2016 Olympic champion in the 100 meter fly, returns after coming within hundredths of a 43-second swim last season.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy headlines a loaded 100 back field that includes 9 of the top 25 fastest performers of all time.
Missouri’s Hannah Stevens and Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga are closely matched in the 100 back, but Tennessee All-American Kira Toussaint will also be in the mix.
From start to finish, Oslin and Kaliszak were neck-and-neck, but Oslin got his hand to the wall in 44.73 to become the 6th fastest performer in history and secure his 3rd straight SEC title.
In a close battle to the finish with teammate Luke Kaliszak, Oslin managed to earn his 3rd consecutive SEC title in the event, doing so in record fashion with his 44.73.
Day 4 prelims at the 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee bring competition in the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, and women’s platform diving.
The 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee will continue this morning with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, and men’s 3-meter diving prelims.
Eyes in the swimming world will be on Knoxville, Tennessee next week as the SEC will be the first major NCAA division 1 conference to hold its championship meet.
Senior Anton McKee was among the Bama swimmers picking up multiple individual wins at the meet.
Junior Mia Nonnenberg led the way for the Bama women, picking up a pair of individual wins.
It’s still a dogfight at the top, with defending champs Texas playing their cards closer to the vest, California exploding at the Georgia Invite and NC State continuing to swim good opponents very tough.
While a few big invites are yet to come, namely the Georgia Fall Invite and Texas Invite, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 swimmers in each event from the invites that have been swum so far.