The Southeastern Conference announced its annual men’s and women’s swimming & diving awards to cap the 2018-19 season.
Felix Auboeck is our favorite in the 1650, but freshman Robert Finke should give him run for his money.
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.
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.
My favorite storyline from last week’s conference championship meets? Maxime Rooney’s new trajectory as a butterflier.
Finke’s time demolished the former SEC Meet Record of 14:35.47 from 2006. It also gives him an NCAA ‘A’ cut and makes him the 5th fastest man in history in this event.
The answer, simply put, is a freshman class that showed up and showed out for the Gators.
Tonight sets the stage for the final session of the 2019 SEC Championships in Athens, Georgia, where swimmers will compete in the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 400 free relay.
Finke’s swim is the 2nd-fastest ever by a freshman, and broke the SEC Meet Record by 12 seconds.
In the 400 IM, the Florida men swept the top 3, led by Robert Finke (3:40.94). His time is number #2 in the NCAA behind Michigan’s Charlie Swanson
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.
Sydney Pickrem of Texas A&M will be looking to win her second consecutive SEC title in the women’s 200 IM tonight.
2019 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS Tuesday, February 19 – Saturday, February 23 Gabrielsen Natatorium, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia…
Could the Gators’ winning streak be snapped this season by the likes of Tennessee, Texas A&M, or Missouri?