Kieran Smith’s 91 individual points led the way for the Gator men, as they win a ninth-straight SEC title over Georgia.
Georgia senior Camden Murphy comes in as the top seed in the 100 fly on Day 3 of the SEC Championships, seeking his first conference title in the event.
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.
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 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.
Watch out for Bobby Finke in the 1650 free, Clark Beach in the 200 back, and the men’s 100 free featuring Kieran Smith, Brett Fraser, and Ryan Lochte.
Friday’s PM session is set feature Emma Weyant in the 400 IM and 200 free, Kieran Smith in the 200 free, and Clark Beach face off Ryan Lochte in the 100 back.
Florida’s Miguel Cancel posted a 3:42.74 in the 400 IM, likely qualifying for NCAAs as he’s now ranked 16th. Teammate Kevin Vargas is now 20th in 3:43.35.
Khader Baqlah returned to the top of the SEC podium in the 200 free as the Florida Gators earned their 8th-straight title.
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.
Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova will race to defend her 100 breast title on day 4 of the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.
Georgia’s Camden Murphy, the 2019 bronze medalist, headlines the men’s 100 fly final at the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.
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
After a slew of 2018 graduations and 2019 transfers, Florida again faces adversity, but returns a bulldozing sophomore class on the rise.
The highest-profile scratch is Texas A&M’s Anthony Kim, who scored 49 points at last year’s SEC Championships.