2022 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, February 15 – Saturday, February 19, 2022
- Jones Aquatics Center, Knoxville, Tenn. (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Men- Florida (9x) Women- Kentucky (1x)
- Live Results
- Live Video (Watch ESPN)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheets
- 2021 SEC Scoring Breakdown
- Day 2 Finals Live Recap
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
- Florida – 497 points
- Texas A&M – 360 points
- Alabama– 358 points
- Tennessee – 338.50 points
- Georgia – 308 points
- Auburn – 307 points
- Kentucky / LSU – 277 points
- Missouri – 269 points
- South Carolina – 202.50 points
Team Scores After Day 1 – Women
- Tennessee – 467.50 points
- Georgia – 373 points
- Alabama – 367 points
- Kentucky – 299 points
- Florida – 287 points
- Texas A&M – 236 points
- Auburn – 208 points
- Missouri – 206.50 points
- LSU – 202 points
- South Carolina – 188 points
- Arkansas – 163 points
- Vanderbilt – 90 points
Men’s Race Videos
MEN’S 500 FREESTYLE
- Matt Sates (UGA) – 4:09.06
- Kieran Smith (FLOR) – 4:10.15
- 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
- Luca Urlando (UGA) – 1:41.19
- Derek Maas (BAMA) – 1:42.90
- 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.
MEN’S 50 FREESTYLE
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.
WOMEN’S 500 FREESTYLE
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.
WOMEN’S 200 IM
- Ellen Walshe (TENN) – 1:52.97
- Zoie Hartman (USA) – 1:53.90
- 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.
WOMEN’S 50 FREESTYLE
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.