BAMA’s White and NC State’s Berkoff tied for the top 100 back prelims spot. UVA also holds top seeds in the 4IM (Nelson), 1FL (Douglass), and 2FR (Madden).
Watch Cal win the 200 free relay, frosh Alex Walsh become an NCAA champion, NC State break the NCAA 400 medley relay record, and more from night two.
The Virginia Cavaliers continue to lead the way into NCAAs, led by five top-ranked relays and a dominant roster from top to bottom.
As top seed in the 100 and 200 backstrokes at NCAAs, Alabama’s Rhyan White has a shot to do collect both golds in the event next week.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
It will be their 3rd showdown of the meet and one final chance for either Douglass or MacNeil to get the upper hand at the 2021 NCAAs.
The 50 free will be a bloodbath this year with Kate Douglass and Maggie MacNeil leading the charge, seeded only 0.02 seconds apart.
Hungary’s Flora Szklenar will be an immediate impact player for the Cardinals next fall, with top-8 times for GLIAC in the 500/1000 free, 200 fly, and 400 IM.
Georgia’s Zoie Hartman, already winner of the 200 IM and 100 breast, will seek her 3rd SEC title of the meet on Saturday in the 200 breast.
Lighting up the pool this evening, Poole took the 400 IM SEC crown in a 1-2 finish with sophomore teammate Gillian Davey, as both hit lifetime bests.
The trio of swimmers all scratched out of the 100 breast, where they were all seeded in the top 16, for the 400 IM, where all finished in the top 6 last year.
Harnish is the only UGA swimmer to win more than one 500 free in consecutive years, and the UGA women have taken the 500 free title 12 of the last 16 years.
Courtney Harnish had the best lead-off in the 800 free relay field, going 1:42.96 to hit a lifetime best for the Bulldogs.
We’ve made it to the post-season after an entire NCAA season amidst the pandemic, and tonight marks the first finals session of the 2021 Women’s 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.