2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships: Day Four Finals Live: Waddell Blasts 44.2 in Showdown With Casas in 100 Back

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Zane Waddell won the 100 backstroke on Friday night. Photo Courtesy: Jeff Hanson / Alabama Athletics

SEC Swimming and Diving Championships

Auburn, Alabama 2020

The fourth and penultimate night of the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships featured the finals of the 200 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 400 medley relay. Alabama won three different events in their arch rival’s pool as the Crimson Tide swept the 100 backstroke and nearly won both medley relays. Zane Waddell broke the conference record in the 100 back and split even faster in leading off the medley relay. Alabama’s Rhyan White also contributed to the 100 back sweep in winning the women’s event, nearly breaking 50 seconds.

Tennessee continues to lead the women’s meet as they are close to winning their first ever team title. They won the medley relay to set themselves up nicely for tomorrow.

Georgia swept the 200 butterfly finals with Dakota Luther and Camden Murphy taking those titles, and freshman Zoie Hartman also stood atop the podium for the 100 breast.

South Carolina also got to hear its fight song on Friday night as Itay Goldfaden won the 100 breaststroke final.

Details

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 30                     
 
  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
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 31                      
 
  1. University of Florida             887.5   
  2. Texas A&M University              727
  3. Georgia, University of            682.5   
  4. Missouri                          681.5
  5. University of Alabama             655.5   
  6. Tennessee, University of, Knox    615
  7. Auburn University                 586   
  8. Kentucky, University of           583
  9. Louisiana State University        418  
 10. South Carolina, University of,    392

Women’s 200 Butterfly

Georgia sophomore Dakota Luther was not in the lead until the final stroke as she won the 200 butterfly final on Friday night at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Auburn, Alabama with a 1:52.47. Luther ran down Kentucky’s Izzy Gati (1:52.54), who led for 199 yards before getting touched out at the end. It was a new best time for Gati.

Georgia junior Courtney Harnish won the battle for third place as she completed the podium with a 1:53.22, just ahead of Tennessee’s Tess Cieplucha (1:53.23). 2018 champ Jing Quah (1:53.96) finished in fifth place while South Carolina’s Hallie Kinsey (1:54.12) was sixth.

Texas A&M’s Taylor Pike (1:54.29) was seventh while Alabama’s Alexis Preski (1:56.82) was eighth.

 Event 23  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
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         NCAA: N 1:49.51  2/24/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
     SEC Meet: S 1:52.19  2/21/2014 Cammile Adams, Texas A&M
         Pool: P 1:51.32  3/17/2012 Katinka Hosszu, Southern Cal
                 1:53.20  A
                 1:59.23  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Luther, Dakota   SO Georgia           1:53.52    1:52.47 A       32  
    r:+0.71  25.38        53.89 (28.51)
        1:23.04 (29.15)     1:52.47 (29.43)
  2 Gati, Izzy G     SO Kentucky          1:53.98    1:52.54 A       28  
    r:+0.63  25.28        53.77 (28.49)
        1:22.47 (28.70)     1:52.54 (30.07)
  3 Harnish, Courtn  JR Georgia           1:54.92    1:53.22 B       27  
    r:+0.77  25.51        54.35 (28.84)
        1:23.56 (29.21)     1:53.22 (29.66)
  4 Cieplucha, Tess  SR Tennessee         1:54.69    1:53.23 B       26  
    r:+0.73  25.68        54.49 (28.81)
        1:23.71 (29.22)     1:53.23 (29.52)
  5 Quah, Jing       JR Texas A&M         1:54.84    1:53.96 B       25  
    r:+0.61  25.68        54.20 (28.52)
        1:23.45 (29.25)     1:53.96 (30.51)
  6 Kinsey, Hallie   SO South Carolina    1:54.80    1:54.12 B       24  
    r:+0.61  25.25        53.91 (28.66)
        1:23.53 (29.62)     1:54.12 (30.59)
  7 Pike, Taylor A   JR Texas A&M         1:55.81    1:54.29 B       23  
    r:+0.62  26.33        55.48 (29.15)
        1:24.79 (29.31)     1:54.29 (29.50)
  8 Preski, Alexis   SR Alabama           1:56.22    1:56.82 B       22  
    r:+0.68  26.11        55.20 (29.09)
        1:25.16 (29.96)     1:56.82 (31.66)

Men’s 200 Butterfly

Georgia swept the 200 butterfly on Friday night at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships with Camden Murphy taking out the men’s 200 fly after Dakota Luther won the women’s event just a couple minutes prior. The Bulldogs also went 1-3 in both the men’s and women’s 200 fly as freshman Harry Homans finished in third at 1:42.02, just getting out-touched by Missouri senior Micah Slaton (1:42.01).

The Bulldogs were able to jump Texas A&M for second place with their efforts in the 200 butterfly.

Auburn senior Santiago Grassi (1:42.85) took out the final out first as he led through 125 yards but fell off pace on the last 75, dropping to sixth place at 1:42.85.

Tennessee’s Kayky Mota (1:42.66) and Marc Hinawi (1:42.69) finished in fourth and fifth for the Volunteers. Kentucky’s Mason Wilby (1:43.23) and Florida’s Miguel Cancel (1:44.52) also swam in the championship final.

 Event 24  Men 200 Yard Butterfly
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         NCAA: N 1:37.35  3/25/2017 Jack Conger, Texas
     SEC Meet: S 1:40.59  2/19/2016 Hugo Morris, Auburn
         Pool: P 1:41.61  2/21/2009 Mark Dylla, Georgia
                 1:40.76  A
                 1:46.69  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Murphy, Camden   JR Georgia           1:42.89    1:40.93PB       32  
    r:+0.64  22.65        48.73 (26.08)
        1:14.77 (26.04)     1:40.93 (26.16)
  2 Slaton, Micah L  SR Missouri          1:43.09    1:42.01 B       28  
    r:+0.64  23.07        48.65 (25.58)
        1:14.93 (26.28)     1:42.01 (27.08)
  3 Homans, Harry A  FR Georgia           1:42.15    1:42.02 B       27  
    r:+0.64  22.40        48.23 (25.83)
        1:14.75 (26.52)     1:42.02 (27.27)
  4 Mota, Kayky M       Tennessee         1:43.21    1:42.66 B       26  
    r:+0.63  22.33        49.32 (26.99)
        1:14.98 (25.66)     1:42.66 (27.68)
  5 Hinawi, Marc     SR Tennessee         1:43.16    1:42.69 B       25  
    r:+0.67  23.16        48.96 (25.80)
        1:15.50 (26.54)     1:42.69 (27.19)
  6 Grassi, Santiago SR Auburn            1:43.86    1:42.85 B       24  
    r:+0.63  22.14        48.04 (25.90)
        1:14.78 (26.74)     1:42.85 (28.07)
  7 Wilby, Mason J   SO Kentucky          1:43.35    1:43.23 B       23  
    r:+0.63  23.15        49.43 (26.28)
        1:16.01 (26.58)     1:43.23 (27.22)
  8 Cancel, Miguel   SO FLOR              1:44.26    1:44.52 B       22  
    r:+0.66  23.55        50.10 (26.55)
        1:16.81 (26.71)     1:44.52 (27.71)

Women’s 100 Backstroke

Alabama sophomore Rhyan White swam a monstrous 50.02 in winning the 100 backstroke final to nearly add her name to the prestigious sub-50 second club. White blew away the field as seniors Sherridon Dressel (50.64) and Asia Seidt (50.73) finished in second and third. Both of them swam very good times but it was not enough as White was just on point with her speed.

Missouri’s Sarah Thompson (51.07) finished in fourth place with a best time. Kentucky freshman Caitlin Brooks (51.91) finished in fifth as she is another name to add in the long list of great backstrokers to come through Lexington.

Florida closed the gap in the team standings against Tennessee as Emma Ball finished in sixth for the Gators at 52.04. Tennessee had no A-Finalists.

Alabama’s Morgan Scott (52.42) and Texas A&M’s Raena Eldridge (52.53) also swam in the final.

 Event 25  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
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         NCAA: N 49.18  3/22/2019 Beata Nelson, Wisconsin
     SEC Meet: S 50.53  2/20/2009 Gemma Spofforth, Florida
         Pool: P 50.31  3/16/2012 Cindy Tran, California
                 50.93  A
                 53.94  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 White, Rhyan E   SO Alabama             50.53      50.02PA       32  
    r:+0.53  11.71        23.95 (12.24)
          36.83 (12.88)       50.02 (13.19)
  2 Dressel, Sherri  SR FLOR                51.07      50.64 A       28  
    r:+0.57  12.10        24.93 (12.83)
          37.93 (13.00)       50.64 (12.71)
  3 Seidt, Asia M    SR Kentucky            50.86      50.73 A       27  
    r:+0.58  12.08        24.61 (12.53)
          37.66 (13.05)       50.73 (13.07)
  4 Thompson, Sarah  JR Missouri            51.75      51.07 B       26  
    r:+0.61  11.72        24.43 (12.71)
          37.56 (13.13)       51.07 (13.51)
  5 Brooks, Caitlin  FR Kentucky            51.78      51.91 B       25  
    r:+0.59  12.14        25.02 (12.88)
          38.42 (13.40)       51.91 (13.49)
  6 Ball, Emma       SR FLOR                51.38      52.04 B       24  
    r:+0.59  12.01        25.02 (13.01)
          38.56 (13.54)       52.04 (13.48)
  7 Scott, Morgan E  SO Alabama             52.47      52.42 B       23  
    r:+0.60  12.02        25.02 (13.00)
          38.68 (13.66)       52.42 (13.74)
  8 Eldridge, Raena  SR Texas A&M           52.50      52.53 B       22  
    r:+0.51  12.36        25.40 (13.04)
          38.92 (13.52)       52.53 (13.61)

Men’s 100 Backstroke

Alabama swept the 100 backstrokes on Friday night at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, matching what Georgia did in the 200 butterfly earlier tonight. Rhyan White won the 100 back women’s event and senior Zane Waddell followed that up with a 44.24 in the final with a new SEC meet record, lowering fellow Alabama swimmer Connor Oslin’s 44.73 record from 2017. Waddell won the heavily-hyped matchup with Texas A&M sophomore Shaine Casas (44.68) as both guys sit first and second in Division I respectively with 33 days until NCAAs in Indianapolis.

Casas was able to help A&M get past Georgia as it looks like it will be a major fight for that second place spot between the Aggies and Bulldogs.

Missouri senior Daniel Hein (45.93) finished in third place, nearly matching what teammate Sarah Thompson did in the women’s event earlier. LSU’s Karl Luht (46.02) finished in fourth, not far off what he went this morning.

Alabama also flexed its muscles with freshman Matthew Menke placing sixth at 46.29.

Tennessee’s Matthew Garcia (46.10), Auburn’s Christian Ginieczki (46.56) and Florida’s Clark Beach (46.65) also swam in the championship final.

 Event 26  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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         NCAA: N 43.49  3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
     SEC Meet: S 44.73  2/16/2017 Connor Oslin, Alabama
         Pool: P 45.45  2/20/2015 Connor Oslin, Alabama
                 44.95  A
                 47.77  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Waddell, Zane    SR Alabama             44.74      44.24SA       32  
    r:+0.49  10.11        21.09 (10.98)
          32.73 (11.64)       44.24 (11.51)
  2 Casas, Shaine M  SO Texas A&M           44.73      44.68SA       28  
    r:+0.54  10.28        21.37 (11.09)
          32.94 (11.57)       44.68 (11.74)
  3 Hein, Daniel W   SR Missouri            45.75      45.93 B       27  
    r:+0.48  10.67        22.04 (11.37)
          33.96 (11.92)       45.93 (11.97)
  4 Luht, Karl J     SR LSU                 45.63      46.02 B       26  
    r:+0.53  10.49        21.83 (11.34)
          33.72 (11.89)       46.02 (12.30)
  5 Garcia, Matthew  SR Tennessee           45.98      46.10 B       25  
    r:+0.57  10.90        22.31 (11.41)
          34.12 (11.81)       46.10 (11.98)
  6 Menke, Matthew   FR Alabama             46.21      46.29 B       24  
    r:+0.60  10.48        21.66 (11.18)
          33.77 (12.11)       46.29 (12.52)
  7 Ginieczki, Chri  JR Auburn              46.73      46.56 B       23  
    r:+0.53  10.69        22.06 (11.37)
          34.19 (12.13)       46.56 (12.37)
  8 Beach, Clark G   JR FLOR                46.67      46.65 B       22  
    r:+0.52  10.96        22.47 (11.51)
          34.46 (11.99)       46.65 (12.19)

Women’s 100 Breaststroke

The Georgia Bulldogs continued their strong night with a third win on Friday night in Auburn at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships with freshman Zoie Hartman taking the 100 breast at 58.21. To top it all off, Hartman went 1-2 with junior Danielle Della Torre (58.88) as the Bulldogs are closing in on fourth place.

There was a major shift in the team standings as Texas A&M past Florida for second place due to Anna Belousova (59.60) placing third in the final. Tennessee extended its lead with Tjasa Pintar (1:00.78) and Nikol Popov (1:00.96) placing seventh and eighth but also picking up valuable points for the Volunteers.

South Carolina also had a good showing with freshman Taylor Steele (59.74) and Margaret Higgs (59.82) placing fourth and fifth for the Gamecocks.

LSU’s Niamh Robinson also broke a minute for the first time in placing sixth at 59.85.

 Event 27  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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         NCAA: N 55.73  3/22/2019 Lilly King, Indiana
     SEC Meet: S 57.28  2/21/2014 Breeja Larson, Texas A&M
         Pool: P 57.71  3/16/2012 Breeja Larson, Texas A&M
                 58.60  A
               1:01.84  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Hartman, Zoie E  FR Georgia             58.43      58.21 A       32  
    r:+0.81  12.41        27.61 (15.20)
          42.68 (15.07)       58.21 (15.53)
  2 DellaTorre, Dan  JR Georgia             59.10      58.88 B       28  
    r:+0.62  12.76        27.76 (15.00)
          43.11 (15.35)       58.88 (15.77)
  3 Belousova, Anna  SR Texas A&M           59.53      59.60 B       27  
    r:+0.64  12.62        27.87 (15.25)
          43.55 (15.68)       59.60 (16.05)
  4 Steele, Taylor   FR South Carolina      59.72      59.74 B       26  
    r:+0.67  12.99        28.18 (15.19)
          43.47 (15.29)       59.74 (16.27)
  5 Higgs, Albury A  SR South Carolina      59.75      59.82 B       25  
    r:+0.67  12.78        28.14 (15.36)
          43.69 (15.55)       59.82 (16.13)
  6 Robinson, Niamh  FR LSU               1:00.21      59.85 B       24  
    r:+0.76  12.97        28.32 (15.35)
          43.87 (15.55)       59.85 (15.98)
  7 Pintar, Tjasa    JR Tennessee         1:00.07    1:00.78 B       23  
    r:+0.65  12.89        28.39 (15.50)
          44.51 (16.12)     1:00.78 (16.27)
  8 Popov, Nikol A   JR Tennessee         1:00.02    1:00.96 B       22  
    r:+0.72  13.37        28.95 (15.58)
          44.74 (15.79)     1:00.96 (16.22)

Men’s 100 Breaststroke

South Carolina senior Itay Goldfaden won the 100 breaststroke title on Friday night at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. After struggling all season to regain form, Goldfaden defended his 2019 title with a 51.35 to just hold off Alabama freshman Liam Bell (51.39) in what would have been the Crimson Tide’s third title of the night.

Florida’s Dillon Hillis (51.46) and Marco Guarente (52.15) continued to pile on the points for the Gators as they placed third and fifth as they extended their lead over Texas A&M. The Aggies pulled away from Georgia in this event with Andres Puente finishing seventh at 52.27.

Alabama’s Derek Maas (52.24) and Tennessee’s Michael Houlie (52.34) also swam in the championship final.

 Event 28  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
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         NCAA: N 49.69  3/23/2018 Ian Finnerty, Indiana
     SEC Meet: S 50.03  2/18/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Pool: P 51.51  2/20/2015 Nicolas Fink, Georgia
                 51.67  A
                 54.27  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Goldfaden, Itay  SR South Carolina      51.97      51.35PA       32  
    r:+0.63  10.60        23.82 (13.22)
          37.35 (13.53)       51.35 (14.00)
  2 Bell, Liam K     FR Alabama             52.23      51.39PA       28  
    r:+0.70  10.82        23.91 (13.09)
          37.33 (13.42)       51.39 (14.06)
  3 Hillis, Dillon   SO FLOR                51.28      51.46PA       27  
    r:+0.63  10.74        23.91 (13.17)
          37.35 (13.44)       51.46 (14.11)
  4 Walker, Benjami  SR Texas A&M           52.62      52.00 B       26  
    r:+0.61  10.97        24.15 (13.18)
          37.78 (13.63)       52.00 (14.22)
  5 Guarente, Marco  SR FLOR                51.82      52.15 B       25  
    r:+0.60  10.91        24.20 (13.29)
          37.98 (13.78)       52.15 (14.17)
  6 Maas, Derek E    FR Alabama             51.81      52.24 B       24  
    r:+0.69  11.14        24.64 (13.50)
          38.25 (13.61)       52.24 (13.99)
  7 Puente Bustaman  FR Texas A&M           52.36      52.27 B       23  
    r:+0.67  11.01        24.42 (13.41)
          38.23 (13.81)       52.27 (14.04)
  8 Houlie, Michael  SO Tennessee           52.17      52.34 B       22  
    r:+0.62  11.06        24.26 (13.20)
          38.04 (13.78)       52.34 (14.30)

Men’s Platform Diving

Event 29  Men Platform Diving
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     SEC Meet: S 496.55  2/18/2017 Hernandez & Henschel, LSU & Texas A&M
                 300.00  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Zhang, Mingli    SO Kentucky           389.85     422.10 B       32  
  2 Lane, Chase G    JR Kentucky           360.25     403.65 B       28  
  3 Vazquez Bas, Ma  FR LSU                347.80     393.60 B       27  
  4 Garcia Varela,   FR Missouri           358.65     377.40 B       26  
  5 Andrews, Logan   JR Auburn             294.60     363.10 B       25  
  6 Pruitt, Conner   SO Auburn             359.10     350.75 B       24  
  7 Richardson, Kee  JR Tennessee          302.15     330.70 B       23  
  8 Donald, Skip K   FR Auburn             309.95     313.95 B       22

Women’s 400 Medley Relay

Tennessee won its third relay of the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships as Meghan Small (51.65), Alexis Yager (59.51), Erika Brown (49.88) and Stanzi Moseley (47.79) just held off Alabama at 3:28.83. The Crimson Tide finished in second at 3:28.90 with a valiant effort from Rhyan White (50.85), Kaila Wong (59.32), Flora Molnar (50.96) and Morgan Scott (47.77).

Kentucky also had a really good showing in the relay with Asia Seidt (50.90), Bailey Bonnett (59.50), Izzy Gati (51.08) and Ali Galyer (48.21) getting third at 3:29.69.

Florida (3:31.13), Georgia (3:31.18), Missouri (3:32.58), Auburn (3:33.68) and South Carolina (3:33.75) also finished in the top eight.

The quickest splits outside the top three came from Missouri’s Sarah Thompson (51.17), Georgia’s Danielle DellaTorre (58.84), Florida’s Sherridon Dressel (50.84) and Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin (45.78).

Event 30  Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
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         NCAA: N 3:25.09  3/15/2018 Stanford
                          A. Howe, K. Williams, J. Hu, S. Manuel
     SEC Meet: S 3:28.43  2/22/2019 Tennessee
                          E. Brown, N. Popov, M. Banic, B. Grinter
         Pool: P 3:28.10  3/15/2012 California
                          Tran, Leverenz, Isskovic, Jensen
                 3:31.66  A
                 3:33.78  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Tennessee                     3:32.25    3:28.83 A       64  
     1) Small, Meghan N SR            2) r:0.28 Yager, Alexis JR      
     3) r:0.35 Brown, Erika SR        4) r:0.27 Moseley, Stanzi SR    
    r:+0.59  24.84        51.65 (51.65)
        1:19.30 (27.65)     1:51.16 (59.51)
        2:13.76 (22.60)     2:41.04 (49.88)
        3:03.79 (22.75)     3:28.83 (47.79)
  2 Alabama                       3:33.02    3:28.90 A       56  
     1) White, Rhyan E SO             2) r:0.31 Wong, Kaila JR        
     3) r:0.26 Molnar, Flora JR       4) r:0.31 Scott, Morgan SO      
    r:+0.57  24.39        50.85 (50.85)
        1:17.82 (26.97)     1:50.17 (59.32)
        2:13.27 (23.10)     2:41.13 (50.96)
        3:03.80 (22.67)     3:28.90 (47.77)
  3 Kentucky                      3:31.67    3:29.69 A       54  
     1) Seidt, Asia M SR              2) r:0.40 Bonnett, Bailey JR    
     3) r:0.20 Gati, Izzy SO          4) r:0.10 Galyer, Ali SR        
    r:+0.63  24.89        50.90 (50.90)
        1:18.64 (27.74)     1:50.40 (59.50)
        2:14.09 (23.69)     2:41.48 (51.08)
        3:04.26 (22.78)     3:29.69 (48.21)
  4 FLOR                          3:32.29    3:31.13 A       52  
     1) Ball, Emma SR                 2) r:0.17 Pearl, Vanessa SO     
     3) r:0.09 Dressel, Sherridon SR  4) r:0.40 Garofalo, Isabella SR 
    r:+0.57  25.15        52.06 (52.06)
        1:20.14 (28.08)   1:52.31 (1:00.25)
        2:15.81 (23.50)     2:43.15 (50.84)
        3:06.17 (23.02)     3:31.13 (47.98)
  5 Georgia                       3:30.98    3:31.18 A       50  
     1) Fa'amausili, Gabi A JR        2) r:0.28 DellaTorre, Danelle JR
     3) r:0.06 Luther, Dakota SO      4) r:0.28 Burchill, Veronica SR 
    r:+0.63  25.76        52.85 (52.85)
        1:20.25 (27.40)     1:51.69 (58.84)
        2:15.59 (23.90)     2:43.70 (52.01)
        3:06.32 (22.62)     3:31.18 (47.48)
  6 Missouri                      3:33.56    3:32.58 B       48  
     1) Thompson, Sarah M JR          2) r:0.43 Brathwaite, Katrina FR
     3) r:0.32 Rees, Meredith FR      4) r:0.34 Keil, Megan SO        
    r:+0.63  24.58        51.17 (51.17)
        1:19.17 (28.00)   1:51.31 (1:00.14)
        2:15.52 (24.21)     2:44.03 (52.72)
        3:06.90 (22.87)     3:32.58 (48.55)
  7 Auburn                        3:36.16    3:33.68 B       46  
     1) Oeztuerk, Sonnele A JR        2) r:0.43 Parker, Mcauley JR    
     3) r:0.41 Harris, Jewels JR      4) r:0.45 Fisch, Claire SR      
    r:+0.68  26.05        53.74 (53.74)
        1:22.06 (28.32)   1:54.84 (1:01.10)
        2:18.98 (24.14)     2:46.90 (52.06)
        3:08.78 (21.88)     3:33.68 (46.78)
  8 South Carolina                3:37.43    3:33.75 B       44  
     1) Cornell, Emily B SR           2) r:0.35 Higgs, Albury SR      
     3) r:0.24 Kinsey, Hallie SO      4) r:0.35 Lappin, Christina SR  
    r:+0.56  26.02        53.65 (53.65)
        1:21.40 (27.75)     1:53.15 (59.50)
        2:17.15 (24.00)     2:45.45 (52.30)
        3:08.21 (22.76)     3:33.75 (48.30)

Men’s 400 Medley Relay

Alabama finished the night off with a third win in the 400 medley relay on Friday night at the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Auburn, Alabama, the home of their arch rival. The Crimson Tide team of Zane Waddell (44.10), Liam Bell (50.78), Tyler Sesvold (45.09) and Jonathan Berneburg (42.20) dominated from start to finish at 3:02.17, lowering the SEC meet record set last season by Missouri.

Waddell led off in a 44.1, faster than he swam the individual 100 backstroke earlier in the night.

Florida came in second with a strong back half to overtake Texas A&M. Clark Beach (46.59), Dillon Hillis (51.01), Will Davis (45.57) andKieran Smith (41.79) finished in second for the Gators at 3:04.96 as they look to be well on their way to an eighth straight SEC team title. The Aggies finished in third with Shaine Casas (45.50), Benjamin Walker (51.21), Adam Koster (46.40) and Mark Theall (42.04) at 3:05.15.

The quickest splits outside the top three came from Tennessee’s Matthew Garcia (46.34), South Carolina’s Itay Goldfaden (51.50), Auburn’s Santiago Grassi (45.08) and LSU’s Brooks Curry (41.25).

South Carolina (3:06.88), LSU (3:07.02), Auburn (3:07.12), Georgia (3:07.81) and Kentucky (3:07.85) also scored in the top eight.

 Event 31  Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
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         NCAA: N 2:59.22  3/23/2017 Texas
                          J. Shebat, W. Licon, J. Schooling, J. Conger
     SEC Meet: S 3:03.37  2/22/2019 Missouri
                          D. Hein, C. HIcks, D. Kovac, M. Schreuders
         Pool: P 3:04.22  2/20/2015 Alabama
                          Oslin, McKee, Walsh, Gkolomeev
                 3:05.95  A
                 3:07.74  B
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Alabama                       3:07.51    3:02.17SA       64  
     1) Waddell, Zane SR              2) r:0.38 Bell, Liam FR         
     3) r:0.38 Sesvold, Tyler JR      4) r:0.27 Berneburg, Jonathan SO
    r:+0.50  21.10        44.10 (44.10)
        1:07.53 (23.43)     1:34.88 (50.78)
        1:55.46 (20.58)     2:19.97 (45.09)
        2:39.85 (19.88)     3:02.17 (42.20)
  2 FLOR                          3:10.87    3:04.96 A       56  
     1) Beach, Clark G JR             2) r:0.34 Hillis, Dillon SO     
     3) r:0.24 Davis, Will SO         4) r:0.25 Smith, Kieran SO      
    r:+0.55  22.31        46.59 (46.59)
        1:10.08 (23.49)     1:37.60 (51.01)
        1:58.36 (20.76)     2:23.17 (45.57)
        2:42.96 (19.79)     3:04.96 (41.79)
  3 Texas A&M                     3:06.68    3:05.15 A       54  
     1) Casas, Shaine M SO            2) r:0.11 Walker, Benjamin SR   
     3) r:0.25 Koster, Adam SR        4) r:0.18 Theall, Mark JR       
    r:+0.49  21.72        45.50 (45.50)
        1:08.64 (23.14)     1:36.71 (51.21)
        1:57.44 (20.73)     2:23.11 (46.40)
        2:43.00 (19.89)     3:05.15 (42.04)
  4 South Carolina                3:16.11    3:06.88 B       52  
     1) Liu, Kevin H SR               2) r:0.43 Goldfaden, Itay SR    
     3) r:0.23 Rose, Justin SR        4) r:0.08 Burras, Lewis SO      
    r:+0.51  22.57        47.34 (47.34)
        1:11.13 (23.79)     1:38.84 (51.50)
        1:59.57 (20.73)     2:25.30 (46.46)
        2:44.72 (19.42)     3:06.88 (41.58)
  5 LSU                           3:12.25    3:07.02 B       50  
     1) Luht, Karl J SR               2) r:0.16 Pfyffer, Luca JR      
     3) r:0.22 Petro, Michael SO      4) r:0.14 Curry, Brooks FR      
    r:+0.54  22.63        46.77 (46.77)
        1:11.21 (24.44)     1:39.45 (52.68)
        2:00.76 (21.31)     2:25.77 (46.32)
        2:44.97 (19.20)     3:07.02 (41.25)
  6 Auburn                        3:12.34    3:07.12 B       48  
     1) Ginieczki, Christian B JR     2) r:0.13 Rowe, Spencer JR      
     3) r:0.35 Grassi, Santiago SR    4) r:0.31 Sztolcman, Chritian SO
    r:+0.54  22.25        46.76 (46.76)
        1:11.06 (24.30)     1:39.41 (52.65)
        2:00.42 (21.01)     2:24.49 (45.08)
        2:44.61 (20.12)     3:07.12 (42.63)
  7 Georgia                       3:09.66    3:07.81         46  
     1) Grum, Ian P FR                2) r:0.26 Dalmolin, Jack JR     
     3) r:0.29 Murphy, Camden JR      4) r:0.36 Downing, Dillon FR    
    r:+0.60  22.70        46.74 (46.74)
        1:10.97 (24.23)     1:39.42 (52.68)
        2:00.77 (21.35)     2:25.18 (45.76)
        2:45.03 (19.85)     3:07.81 (42.63)
  8 Kentucky                      3:12.20    3:07.85         44  
     1) Brown, Glen T SR              2) r:0.16 Amdor, Wyatt SR       
     3) r:0.38 Mitchell, John SR      4) r:0.00 Wetzlar, Peter SR     
    r:+0.55  22.64        47.28 (47.28)
        1:11.31 (24.03)     1:39.16 (51.88)
        2:00.84 (21.68)     2:25.75 (46.59)
        2:45.11 (19.36)     3:07.85 (42.10)