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.
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.
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
Shaine Casas will race for the SEC title in the 200 IM final as the Texas A&M men fight to stay on top of the day 2 rankings.
All-American junior Courtney Harnish of Georgia is chasing back-to-back SEC Championships title in the women’s 500 free.
Kieran Smith and Khader Baqlah return for the Gators’ 800 free relay after their team set the SEC Meet Record to win the title last season.
The Gators will compete with the Volunteers in their last dual before the 2020 SEC Championships next month.
Florida sophomore Kieran Smith doubled up for the Gators, including a 1:34.0 victory in the 200 free that’s the top time in the country so far this season.
The Florida Gators swept the FAU Owls on Saturday, making both the Gator men and women 3-for-3 over their opening weekend of the season.
Smith was rock solid on the Florida relays yesterday, splitting 21.39 on the fly leg of the 200 medley, and anchoring the 400 free in 44.37.
The #7 Florida men have eased up their dual meet opponent selections, while maintaining a heavy fall schedule and adding the Toyota U.S. Open.
After a slew of 2018 graduations and 2019 transfers, Florida again faces adversity, but returns a bulldozing sophomore class on the rise.