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.
Last year, the Tennessee Vols won their first women’s SEC title in program history, snapping a 4-year win streak by Texas A&M.
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.
The Tennessee women avenged their October dual meet loss against the Kentucky women on Thursday as the Volunteers defeated the Wildcats 178.5-121.5.
Senior captains were split onto four teams and drafted their own rosters. Now, the teams will compete in an ISL-style long course intrasquad meet on Saturday.
The UVA men narrowly edged Alabama, thanks to a team record-setting 400 free relay to close out the meet, to close out three fast days by all teams.
The Wildcats got the ball rolling right off the bat, taking the 200 medley relay by .40 seconds over Tennessee.
Tiffanie Ruan, Megan Cziezczak, McKenna Stone (above), and Rachel Stege swam a 400 free relay faster than all but one college team has this season.
Davis also hit lifetime bests in the 100 free and 100 breast as Carmel raced 100s of each stroke this weekend.
The 100 fly is one of the most anticipated showdowns, featuring 2 women tied as the NCAA Record holders and a 3rd who holds the American Record.
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 historic weekend in short course racing, Erika Brown participated in a long course time trials on Sunday in Knoxville.
Carmel Swim Club and Carmel High School’s Gus Rothrock has verbally committed to Tennessee, where he will join his sister Trude in the fall of 2021.
Brown also led off Tennessee’s B 200 free relay at the end of the meet, clocking a 22.23 after having swum two 100 backs, the 100 breast, and the 500 free.