TAMU Defending Champ Anna Belousova Declares False Start in 200 Breast at SECs


On day 5 of the 2020 SEC Championships, Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova declared a false start in the 200 breast prelims. Belousova was the 2019 champion in both breaststrokes and took bronze in the 100 breast last night. Her season-best 2:08.23 in the 200 breast would’ve qualified 4th for tonight’s final. Now that she’s a senior, last night’s 100 breast was likely her final career race at an SEC Championships.

This has some impact for the team race, as Texas A&M is in a tight battle with Florida, Kentucky, and Georgia after last night’s events. The Aggies do have a few scorers for tonight’s finals in the 200 breast. Their highest finisher was Caroline Thiel, who took 16th to make the B final.


  1. Tennessee, University of, Knox    817   2. University of Florida           720.5
  3. Texas A&M University              713   4. Kentucky, University of         701.5
  5. Georgia, University of            692   6. Auburn University                 560
  7. University of Alabama             526   8. Missouri                          363
  9. South Carolina, University of,    352  10. Louisiana State University        318
 11. University of Arkansas            299  12. Vanderbilt University             120

Georgia freshman Zoie Hartman, who won the 100 breast on day 4, will be racing for a sweep of the breaststrokes tonight. She’ll battle teammate Danielle DellaTorre, the 100 breast silver medalist, and Kentucky’s Bailey Bonnett, the 2019 bronze medalist in the 200 breast. Also in the title conversation is Kentucky freshman Gillian Davey, who broke 2:08 for the first time this morning and finished just 2 hundredths behind Hartman.

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2 years ago

She was 3rd in 100 but didn’t swim their relay last night. Hope she is ok

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2 years ago

Bad back.

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