2021 SEC Championships Day 4 Heats: Pintar, Antoniou Tie for Top Seed in 100 Free

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Photo Courtesy: Jeff Hanson / Alabama Athletics

The 2021 SEC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship continued with Saturday’s Day 4 prelims.

The 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 200 butterfly are on the docket for the morning.

 

Day 4 Up-Mid-Down

Kentucky: 9-3-5
Georgia: 6-3-4
Alabama: 5-2-5
Tennessee: 4-5-3
Florida: 3-4-2
Texas A&M: 3-3-2
Missouri: 2-4-3
Auburn: 0-3-3
South Carolina: 0-2-3
LSU: 0-1-2
Arkansas: 0-2-2

Women’s 200 Backstroke

Alabama junior Rhyan White continued her dominating performances in the meet. After winning two events on Friday, she took the top seed in the 200 backstroke, finishing in 1:49.83, an NCAA “A” cut.

Kentucky’s Sophie Sorenseon took the second seed (1:52.01), followed by teammate Caitlin Brooks (1:53.04).

Missouri sophomore Meredith Rees took the fourth spot (1:53.45).

Event 16  Women 200 Yard Backstroke
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         NCAA: N 1:47.24  3/23/2019 Beata Nelson, Wisconsin
     SEC Meet: S 1:48.15  2/22/2020 Rhyan White, Alabama
         Pool: P 1:48.90  12/2/2012 Elizabeth Pelton, California
                 1:50.50  A
                 1:57.11  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 White, Rhyan E   JR Alabama-SE        1:49.30    1:49.83 qA     
                 25.53        53.10 (27.57)
        1:21.19 (28.09)     1:49.83 (28.64)
  2 Sorenson, Sophi  JR Kentucky-KY       1:52.63    1:52.01 qB     
                 26.13        54.18 (28.05)
        1:23.04 (28.86)     1:52.01 (28.97)
  3 Brooks, Caitlin  SO Kentucky-KY       1:51.55    1:53.04 qB     
                 25.99        54.11 (28.12)
        1:23.27 (29.16)     1:53.04 (29.77)
  4 Rees, Meredith   SO Missouri-MV       1:54.91    1:53.45 qB     
                 26.40        54.69 (28.29)
        1:23.81 (29.12)     1:53.45 (29.64)
  5 Liberto, Morgan  JR Alabama-SE        1:53.59    1:53.76 qB     
                 26.63        54.91 (28.28)
        1:24.12 (29.21)     1:53.76 (29.64)
  6 Harty, Kaitlin   SR Tennessee-SE      1:57.64    1:53.96 qB     
                 26.73        55.05 (28.32)
        1:24.21 (29.16)     1:53.96 (29.75)
  7 Herren, Parker   JR Kentucky-KY       1:56.51    1:54.28 qB     
                 26.76        55.29 (28.53)
        1:24.77 (29.48)     1:54.28 (29.51)
  8 Eisenmann, Kara  SR Texas A&M-GU      1:57.92    1:54.30 qB     
                 27.17        56.19 (29.02)
        1:25.36 (29.17)     1:54.30 (28.94)

Women’s 100 Freestyle

Tennessee senior Tjasa Pintar and Alabama junior Kalia Antoniou tied for the top spot in the 100 free, each finishing in 47.82.

Alabama’s Morgan Scott took the third seed in 47.85, just ahead of Georgia’s Maxine Parker (48.13).

Event 17  Women 100 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 45.56  3/18/2017 Simone Manuel, Stanford
     SEC Meet: S 45.83  2/22/2020 Erika Brown, Tennessee
         Pool: P 46.41  2/23/2019 Erika Brown, Tennessee
                 47.18  A
                 49.51  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Pintar, Tjasa    SR Tennessee-SE        48.84      47.82 qB     
                 11.24        23.30 (12.06)
          35.63 (12.33)       47.82 (12.19)
  1 Antoniou, Kalia  JR Alabama-SE          49.58      47.82 qB     
                 10.99        23.21 (12.22)
          35.63 (12.42)       47.82 (12.19)
  3 Scott, Morgan E  JR Alabama-SE          48.15      47.85 qB     
                 10.90        22.86 (11.96)
          35.46 (12.60)       47.85 (12.39)
  4 Parker, Maxine   FR Georgia-GA          48.74      48.13 qB     
                 11.18        23.33 (12.15)
          35.85 (12.52)       48.13 (12.28)
  5 Dupre, Cora A    SO Alabama-SE          49.97      48.18 qB     
                 10.97        23.19 (12.22)
          35.66 (12.47)       48.18 (12.52)
  6 Thompson, Sarah  SR Missouri-MV         48.50      48.33 qB     
                 10.79        22.71 (11.92)
          35.33 (12.62)       48.33 (13.00)
  7 Bates, Talia B   SO Florida-FL          48.23      48.47 qB     
                 11.04        23.27 (12.23)
          35.88 (12.61)       48.47 (12.59)
  8 Gaines, Riley M  JR Kentucky-KY         48.42      48.50 qB     
                 11.12        23.29 (12.17)
          35.89 (12.60)       48.50 (12.61)

Women’s 200 Breaststroke

Georgia Senior Danielle Della Torre took the top spot in the 200 breaststroke, touched the wall in 2:06.89.

It was a 1-2 finish for the Bulldogs as sophomore Zoie Hartman took the second seed in 2:07.64.

Kentucky’s Gillian Davey took the third seed in 2:07.93, ahead of Tennessee freshman Mona McSharry (2:08.09) and Florida’s Vanessa Pearl (2:08.61).

Event 18  Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 2:02.60  3/17/2018 Lilly King, Indiana
     SEC Meet: S 2:04.62  2/18/2018 Sydney Pickrem, Texas A&M
         Pool: P 2:04.80  2/23/2019 Anna Belousova, Texas A&M
                 2:06.84  A
                 2:13.97  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Dellatorre, Dan  SR Georgia-GA        2:06.81    2:06.89 qB     
                 28.93      1:00.90 (31.97)
        1:33.31 (32.41)     2:06.89 (33.58)
  2 Hartman, Zoie E  SO Georgia-GA        2:06.34    2:07.64 qB     
                 28.99      1:01.35 (32.36)
        1:34.09 (32.74)     2:07.64 (33.55)
  3 Davey, Gillian   SO Kentucky-KY       2:07.67    2:07.93 qB     
                 29.36      1:01.90 (32.54)
        1:34.86 (32.96)     2:07.93 (33.07)
  4 McSharry, Mona   FR Tennessee-SE      2:08.03    2:08.09 qB     
                 28.49      1:00.71 (32.22)
        1:33.97 (33.26)     2:08.09 (34.12)
  5 Pearl, Vanessa   JR Florida-FL        2:09.45    2:08.61 qB     
                 29.49      1:02.03 (32.54)
        1:34.82 (32.79)     2:08.61 (33.79)
  6 Poole, Lauren M  SO Kentucky-KY       2:10.61    2:08.73 qB     
                 29.84      1:02.59 (32.75)
        1:35.47 (32.88)     2:08.73 (33.26)
  7 Yager, Alexis A  SR Tennessee-SE      2:08.14    2:08.81 qB     
                 29.58      1:01.69 (32.11)
        1:34.71 (33.02)     2:08.81 (34.10)
  8 Bonnett, Bailey  SR Kentucky-KY       2:11.47    2:09.27 qB     
                 29.70      1:02.28 (32.58)
        1:35.53 (33.25)     2:09.27 (33.74)

 

Women’s 200 Butterfly

Georgia junior Dakota Luther took the top seed in the 200 butterfly, touching the wall in 1:53.25, about a half second ahead of the field.

Kentucky junior Izzy Gati took the second seed in 1:53.73, followed by Georgia senior Courtney Harnish (1:54.71), Florida freshman Amanda Ray (1:55.05) and Kentucky junior Riley Gaines (1:55.20).

Event 19  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
==================================================================
         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 1:52.19  2/21/2014 Cammile Adams, Texas A&M
                 1:53.20  A
                 1:59.23  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Luther, Dakota   JR Georgia-GA        1:53.34    1:53.25 qB     
                 25.62        54.43 (28.81)
        1:23.72 (29.29)     1:53.25 (29.53)
  2 Gati, Izzy G     JR Kentucky-KY       1:54.25    1:53.73 qB     
                 25.52        54.33 (28.81)
        1:23.50 (29.17)     1:53.73 (30.23)
  3 Harnish, Courtn  SR Georgia-GA        1:53.50    1:54.71 qB     
                 25.80        54.85 (29.05)
        1:24.47 (29.62)     1:54.71 (30.24)
  4 Ray, Amanda E    FR Florida-FL        1:55.26    1:55.05 qB     
                 26.09        55.48 (29.39)
        1:25.02 (29.54)     1:55.05 (30.03)
  5 Gaines, Riley M  JR Kentucky-KY       1:56.10    1:55.20 qB     
                 25.95        54.97 (29.02)
        1:24.74 (29.77)     1:55.20 (30.46)
  6 Pike, Taylor A   SR Texas A&M-GU      1:53.91    1:55.39 qB     
                 26.29        55.82 (29.53)
        1:25.40 (29.58)     1:55.39 (29.99)
  7 Quah, Jing       SR Texas A&M-GU      1:56.76    1:56.23 qB     
                 25.92        55.30 (29.38)
        1:25.19 (29.89)     1:56.23 (31.04)
  8 Dickinson, Call  JR Georgia-GA        1:56.33    1:56.39 qB     
                 25.53        54.96 (29.43)
        1:25.44 (30.48)     1:56.39 (30.95)

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