WATCH: Freshman Jordan Crooks Swim 18.53 in 50 Free (RACE VIDEO)


The University of Florida men and the Tennessee women jumped out to big leads after the second day of action at the 2022 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships.

The star of the day was undoubtedly Jordan Crooks of Tennessee, who is now the fastest freshman in NCAA history in the 50 yard freestyle.

We have managed to track down all of the individual races from Wednesday, but haven’t been able to find the fastest heat of any of the day’s four relays so far.

Team Scores After Day 1 – Men

  1. Florida – 497 points
  2. Texas A&M – 360 points
  3. Alabama– 358 points
  4. Tennessee – 338.50 points
  5. Georgia – 308 points
  6. Auburn – 307 points
  7. Kentucky / LSU – 277 points
  8. Missouri – 269 points
  9. South Carolina – 202.50 points

Team Scores After Day 1 – Women

  1. Tennessee – 467.50 points
  2. Georgia – 373 points
  3. Alabama – 367 points
  4. Kentucky – 299 points
  5. Florida – 287 points
  6. Texas A&M – 236 points
  7. Auburn – 208 points
  8. Missouri – 206.50 points
  9. LSU – 202 points
  10. South Carolina – 188 points
  11. Arkansas – 163 points
  12. Vanderbilt – 90 points


Men’s Race Videos


Top 3:

  1. Matt Sates (UGA) – 4:09.06
  2. Kieran Smith (FLOR) – 4:10.15
  3. Jake Mgahey (USA) – 4:06.32

After just a couple of weeks in Georgia, Matt Sates has produced a SEC-winning time of 4:09.06 in the 500 freestyle. This swim from Sates is not only a huge PB for him, but it also makes him the 10th-fastest man in history in the event.

MEN’S 200 IM

Top 3:

  1. Luca Urlando (UGA) – 1:41.19
  2. Derek Maas (BAMA) – 1:42.90
  3. Kaloyan Bratanov (TAMU) – 1:42.98

Following a 5th place performance in the event at last year’s 2021 SEC Championships, Luca Urlando claimed victory for Georgia here. Urlando’s swim at that meet of 1:41.81 was his fastest-ever swim, making this gold medal-garnering performance a new PB for the sophomore.


Top 3:

  1. Jordan Crooks (TENN) – 18.53
  2. Brooks Curry (LSU) – 18.67
  3. Adam Chaney (FLOR) – 18.81

Jordan Crooks had come onto the scene in a big way at this year’s SEC Championships. Earlier in the session Crooks opened the Tennessee relay in an 18.72 to become the 3rd-fastest freshman of all time and he’s now gotten down to an 18.53 to win the individual event.

Women’s Race Videos

Courtesy: University of Tennessee Athletics

Georgia has some B and C Finals as well. See those here.


Top 3:

  1. Julia Mrozinski (TENN) – 4:35.95
  2. Kensey McMahon (BAMA) – 4:38.34
  3. Kristen Stege (TENN) – 4:38.50

While no one got under the A cut here in the women’s 500 freestyle, Julia Mrozinski powered her way to victory in Tennessee record-time with a 4:35.95. This swim by Mrozinki was faster than Lindsay Gendron‘s 4:36.71 from 2013 for a new school record.


  1. Ellen Walshe (TENN) – 1:52.97
  2. Zoie Hartman (USA) – 1:53.90
  3. Diana Petkova (BAMA) – 1:56.01

Tennessee freshman Ellen Walshe made it two events in a row to feature a first-time SEC champion as she sailed to the wall in a 1:52.97. That swim for Walshe is almost two seconds quicker than her PB heading into this meet of 1:54.77 from the November 2021 Tennessee Invite and is 2.05 seconds better than her prelims swim.


Top 3:

  1. Morgan Scott (BAMA) – 21.54
  2. AJ Kutsch (TENN) – 21.60
  3. Jasmine Rumley (TENN) – 21.81

Alabama’s Morgan Scott grabbed her second career individual SEC title, winning the 50 free on Wednesday in 21.54. Last year, she won the 100 free.

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5 months ago

Hoffer type underwaters. Potentially better even.

5 months ago

Crazy underwaters. Looked like he was spinning a bit on the surface. Also that second breakout looked kinda rough. Still has room to drop.

Reply to  50free
5 months ago

Just what I was going to say. This kid could be a 17-second guy by the time he leaves Tennessee.

5 months ago

Look at those underwaters! Geez.

5 months ago

Is he more of a 50 guy than a 100 guy?

Prospect Swammer
Reply to  PVK
5 months ago

Historically more of a 100 guy, I know he won’t swim the 200 here but I bet he would have a dirty one

Reply to  PVK
5 months ago

You mean more of a 20 guy than a 50 or 100 guy. Nobody swims anymore. It’s 30 yards of underwaters and 20 yards of swimming.

Reply to  applesandoranges
5 months ago

why is having dominant underwaters a bad thing…?

Reply to  applesandoranges
5 months ago

Meanwhile back in 1988…

Steve Nolan
Reply to  IM FAN
5 months ago

lol those undies peaked in ’88.

Reply to  applesandoranges
5 months ago

Underwaters are part of swimming?

Reply to  applesandoranges
5 months ago

And he was wearing goggles and doing flip turns as well. The things people will do to win these days…

5 months ago

His underwaters are criminal.

This man is a CROOK!

X Glide
5 months ago

Why do I have a feeling that the photo in the thumbnail before you click the article is of Jarel Dillard?…

super classy swim
5 months ago

dang he was schmoving

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