Bobby Finke Throws Down Another 14:12 to Just Miss Own American Record in 1650 (RACE VIDEO)

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Florida junior Bobby Finke threw down the second fastest performance in history in the 1650 on Friday night at the 2021 SEC Men’s Swimming Championships in Columbia, Missouri as he nearly broke his own American record with a 14:12.18. Finke’s record stood at 14:12.08 as he may have more room to drop in four weeks at NCAAs in Greensboro. Finke was expected to be pushed by Georgia’s Jake Magahey who finished in second at 14:24.96.

This is Finke’s third straight SEC title in the 1650 as the last man to win four SEC titles in this event was Georgia’s Sebastien Rouault from 2005-2008.

Magahey put up the second fastest time ever on Wednesday in the 500 and also won the 200 free on a strong back half. Magahey is now 11th all-time with his swim as he had the fastest time in the nation at 14:33 this season.

Bobby Finke was out above his record pace before kicking it into another gear at the 1000, splitting under 25.8 for nearly the entire back half of the race.

Florida and Georgia nearly took up the entire top eight as Georgia had Greg Reed (14:52.82) and Tomy Camblong (14:54.35) in third and fourth. Camblong swam from an earlier heat in placing fourth overall as the Gators placed Brennan Gravley (14:54.62) and Alfonso Mestre (15:00.60) in the top eight in fifth and sixth.

Missouri’s Jack Dubois (15:04.63) and Kentucky’s Zane Rosely (15:06.07) also finished in the top eight.

Team Scores (through 1650 free)

  1. Florida 1013.5
  2. Georgia 984
  3. Texas A&M 621
  4. Tennessee 597
  5. Kentucky 567
  6. Missouri 561
  7. Alabama 528
  8. Auburn 503
  9. LSU 305.5
  10. South Carolina 218

Top Five Performances:

  1. 14:12.08, Bobby Finke, Florida, 2020
  2. 14:12.18, Bobby Finke, Florida, 2021
  3. 14:18.25, Zane Grothe, Indiana, 2017
  4. 14:22.41, Clark Smith, Texas, 2017
  5. 14:22.88, Felix Aubock, Michigan, 2017

Live Results

 Event 15  Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 14:12.08  2/22/2020 Robert Finke, Florida
     SEC Meet: S 14:12.08  2/22/2020 Robert Finke, Florida
         Pool: P 14:35.49  2/20/2016 Akaram Mahmoud, S. Carolina
                 14:37.31  A
                 15:26.19  B
    Name           Year School               Seed     Finals              
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  1 Finke, Bobby C   JR Florida-FL       14:34.27   14:12.18PA      
    r:+0.74  23.67        49.51 (25.84)
        1:15.61 (26.10)     1:41.68 (26.07)
        2:07.76 (26.08)     2:33.77 (26.01)
        2:59.95 (26.18)     3:25.91 (25.96)
        3:51.99 (26.08)     4:18.05 (26.06)
        4:44.08 (26.03)     5:10.21 (26.13)
        5:36.19 (25.98)     6:02.26 (26.07)
        6:28.31 (26.05)     6:54.24 (25.93)
        7:20.17 (25.93)     7:46.12 (25.95)
        8:12.08 (25.96)     8:38.05 (25.97)
        9:03.80 (25.75)     9:29.50 (25.70)
        9:55.27 (25.77)    10:21.13 (25.86)
       10:46.97 (25.84)    11:12.73 (25.76)
       11:38.52 (25.79)    12:04.32 (25.80)
       12:30.12 (25.80)    12:55.96 (25.84)
       13:21.75 (25.79)    13:47.48 (25.73)    14:12.18 (24.70)
  2 Magahey, Jake M  FR Georgia-GA       14:33.78   14:24.96PA      
    r:+0.72  23.76        49.84 (26.08)
        1:16.13 (26.29)     1:42.29 (26.16)
        2:08.60 (26.31)     2:34.95 (26.35)
        3:01.21 (26.26)     3:27.56 (26.35)
        3:53.85 (26.29)     4:20.20 (26.35)
        4:46.40 (26.20)     5:12.69 (26.29)
        5:38.95 (26.26)     6:05.12 (26.17)
        6:31.16 (26.04)     6:57.15 (25.99)
        7:23.39 (26.24)     7:49.42 (26.03)
        8:15.50 (26.08)     8:41.70 (26.20)
        9:07.81 (26.11)     9:33.99 (26.18)
       10:00.25 (26.26)    10:26.63 (26.38)
       10:53.11 (26.48)    11:19.51 (26.40)
       11:46.02 (26.51)    12:12.57 (26.55)
       12:38.98 (26.41)    13:05.66 (26.68)
       13:32.18 (26.52)    13:58.78 (26.60)    14:24.96 (26.18)
  3 Reed, Greg C     SR Georgia-GA       14:43.69   14:52.82 B      
    r:+0.69  24.48        51.18 (26.70)
        1:18.20 (27.02)     1:45.42 (27.22)
        2:12.48 (27.06)     2:39.73 (27.25)
        3:06.93 (27.20)     3:34.23 (27.30)
        4:01.44 (27.21)     4:28.63 (27.19)
        4:55.73 (27.10)     5:22.91 (27.18)
        5:50.18 (27.27)     6:17.66 (27.48)
        6:44.74 (27.08)     7:12.11 (27.37)
        7:39.25 (27.14)     8:06.53 (27.28)
        8:33.87 (27.34)     9:01.09 (27.22)
        9:28.29 (27.20)     9:55.66 (27.37)
       10:22.95 (27.29)    10:50.29 (27.34)
       11:17.51 (27.22)    11:44.69 (27.18)
       12:12.00 (27.31)    12:39.11 (27.11)
       13:06.31 (27.20)    13:33.33 (27.02)
       14:00.14 (26.81)    14:26.98 (26.84)    14:52.82 (25.84)
  4 Camblong, Tomy-  FR Georgia-GA             NT   14:54.35 B      
             24.75        51.67 (26.92)
        1:18.74 (27.07)     1:45.79 (27.05)
        2:13.03 (27.24)     2:40.63 (27.60)
        3:08.13 (27.50)     3:35.94 (27.81)
        4:03.34 (27.40)     4:31.12 (27.78)
        4:58.43 (27.31)     5:25.68 (27.25)
        5:53.22 (27.54)     6:20.61 (27.39)
        6:47.82 (27.21)     7:15.26 (27.44)
        7:42.69 (27.43)     8:10.11 (27.42)
        8:37.57 (27.46)     9:04.55 (26.98)
        9:31.70 (27.15)     9:58.76 (27.06)
       10:26.21 (27.45)    10:53.33 (27.12)
       11:20.62 (27.29)    11:47.62 (27.00)
       12:14.61 (26.99)    12:41.61 (27.00)
       13:08.60 (26.99)    13:35.50 (26.90)
       14:02.34 (26.84)    14:29.27 (26.93)    14:54.35 (25.08)
  5 Gravley, Brenna  SO Florida-FL       15:04.11   14:54.62 B      
    r:+0.66  24.70        51.58 (26.88)
        1:18.95 (27.37)     1:46.33 (27.38)
        2:13.85 (27.52)     2:41.37 (27.52)
        3:08.87 (27.50)     3:36.43 (27.56)
        4:04.02 (27.59)     4:31.32 (27.30)
        4:58.47 (27.15)     5:25.75 (27.28)
        5:52.90 (27.15)     6:20.09 (27.19)
        6:47.32 (27.23)     7:14.54 (27.22)
        7:41.71 (27.17)     8:08.88 (27.17)
        8:36.06 (27.18)     9:03.25 (27.19)
        9:30.43 (27.18)     9:57.66 (27.23)
       10:25.05 (27.39)    10:52.41 (27.36)
       11:19.70 (27.29)    11:46.87 (27.17)
       12:14.21 (27.34)    12:41.45 (27.24)
       13:08.66 (27.21)    13:35.78 (27.12)
       14:03.02 (27.24)    14:30.02 (27.00)    14:54.62 (24.60)
  6 Mestre, Alfonso  SO Florida-FL             NT   15:00.60 B      
    r:+0.77  24.75        52.06 (27.31)
        1:19.74 (27.68)     1:47.11 (27.37)
        2:14.52 (27.41)     2:41.69 (27.17)
        3:08.22 (26.53)     3:34.87 (26.65)
        4:01.67 (26.80)     4:28.62 (26.95)
        4:55.27 (26.65)     5:21.88 (26.61)
        5:48.84 (26.96)     6:15.97 (27.13)
        6:43.08 (27.11)     7:10.41 (27.33)
        7:37.63 (27.22)     8:05.18 (27.55)
        8:32.84 (27.66)     9:00.81 (27.97)
        9:28.39 (27.58)     9:56.11 (27.72)
       10:23.97 (27.86)    10:52.04 (28.07)
       11:19.93 (27.89)    11:47.71 (27.78)
       12:15.34 (27.63)    12:43.36 (28.02)
       13:11.00 (27.64)    13:38.81 (27.81)
       14:07.03 (28.22)    14:34.50 (27.47)    15:00.60 (26.10)
  7 Dubois, Jack R   JR Missouri-MV      15:05.36   15:04.63 B      
    r:+0.73  24.77        51.63 (26.86)
        1:19.13 (27.50)     1:46.76 (27.63)
        2:14.24 (27.48)     2:41.75 (27.51)
        3:09.40 (27.65)     3:37.00 (27.60)
        4:04.60 (27.60)     4:32.24 (27.64)
        4:59.52 (27.28)     5:26.71 (27.19)
        5:54.21 (27.50)     6:21.53 (27.32)
        6:48.98 (27.45)     7:16.48 (27.50)
        7:43.75 (27.27)     8:11.18 (27.43)
        8:38.80 (27.62)     9:06.15 (27.35)
        9:33.46 (27.31)    10:01.07 (27.61)
       10:28.44 (27.37)    10:55.87 (27.43)
       11:23.39 (27.52)    11:50.92 (27.53)
       12:18.32 (27.40)    12:45.96 (27.64)
       13:13.65 (27.69)    13:41.72 (28.07)
       14:09.53 (27.81)    14:37.50 (27.97)    15:04.63 (27.13)
  8 Rosely, Zane     FR Kentucky-KY      15:26.35   15:06.07 B      
    r:+0.50  24.94        52.33 (27.39)
        1:19.95 (27.62)     1:47.72 (27.77)
        2:15.27 (27.55)     2:42.85 (27.58)
        3:10.43 (27.58)     3:38.17 (27.74)
        4:05.86 (27.69)     4:33.50 (27.64)
        5:00.87 (27.37)     5:28.34 (27.47)
        5:55.85 (27.51)     6:23.28 (27.43)
        6:50.83 (27.55)     7:18.45 (27.62)
        7:45.95 (27.50)     8:13.52 (27.57)
        8:41.05 (27.53)     9:08.65 (27.60)
        9:36.46 (27.81)    10:03.78 (27.32)
       10:31.42 (27.64)    10:58.99 (27.57)
       11:26.93 (27.94)    11:54.66 (27.73)
       12:22.13 (27.47)    12:49.82 (27.69)
       13:17.78 (27.96)    13:45.34 (27.56)
       14:12.60 (27.26)    14:39.99 (27.39)    15:06.07 (26.08)