Texas A&M, Vanderbilt School Records Broken in First Time Trials Session at 2015 SEC Championships

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 13

February 17th, 2015 College, News, SEC

The 2015 SEC Championships began in earnest on Tuesday morning with the first session of time trial races from the James E. Martin Aquatics Center on the campus of Auburn University.

While these results won’t factor into the scoring of the meet, they will start to build some buzz around the meet and also can earn spots for the NCAA Championships.

The big highlights thus far have been a pair of School Records. One came from Vanderbilt sophomore Kayla Moran, who swam a 23.43 to break her own school record of 23.48 done at last year’s SEC Championship meet.

The other came from Texas A&M freshman Brock Bonetti, who swam a 1:43.23 in the 200 backstroke. That broke Simon Frank’s year-old program record of 1:43.66, but is still shy of what it took to qualify for the NCAA Championships in this event in each of the last two years.

Full time trials results (with splits).

Florida:

Matt Elliott 200 IM 1:45.61
Paige Scheriger 200 IM 2:02.79
200 freestyle relay of Main, Dressel, Homer, Curby – 1:18.07
  • Main split – 19.48
  • Dressel split – 18.96
  • Homer split – 19.86
  • Curby split – 19.77
100 fly – Szaranek 47.43, Marris 53.68, Kuhn 54.40
Ben Kennedy 100 back – 49.85
Alyssa Yambor-Maul 100 back – 53.99

Vanderbilt:

Kayla Moran broke her own school record in 50 free – 23.43

Mizzou:

Carter Griffin earns PR in 200 free – 1:36.99 – 4th all-time at Mizzou
Martin Wallace 200 free – PR of 1:37.36
Dani Spradlin PR in 100 breast 1:03.00

Texas A&M:

Freshman Brock Bonetti 1:43.13 in 200 back – NEW school record

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Klorn8d

Why would Florida do a 2 free relay? Seems a little unnecessary

Josh

Probably to see how Homer (new addition to this relay) and Curby (just returned for the Tennesee meet after several months out) would fare.

Sean Justice

Could a number of things
* simulate prelim swim
* see how the order fairs
* practice the exchanges in the same environment

It is sometimes good to get a swim under your belt

Dan

They previously did not have a B cut (barely missed an A cut here). Swimmers are limited to 5 relays. Maybe they are planning to not use some of these swimmers on this relay at SECs and wanted to get an NCAA qualifying time here. Also, in time trials, you can be a little more risky with starts.

ole 99

Do you have the splits for the relay?

completelyconquered

Jacob Wallace did backstroke for his 50 freestyle.

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