SEC Championships Day 3 Finals: Aggies Strong; Records for Dresssel, Kalisz

Sydney Pickrem. Photo Courtesy: Scott Grant/Swimming Canada

The SEC meet continued from Tennessee with Thursday’s Day 3 finals.

Follow the action below:

Women’s 400 IM

Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem won the 400-yard IM on Thursday, going 1-2 with teammate Bethany Galat. Pickrem finished in 4:02.25, while Galat clocked in at 4:03.88.

Tennessee’s Meghan Small took third (4:04.93), followed by South Carolina’s Emma Barksale (4:06.07), Georgia’s Emily Cameron (4:07.69), A&M’s Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo (4:07.9), Alabama’s Mia Nonnenberg (4:08.52) and Missouri’s Sharli Brady (4:10.32).

Men’s 400 IM

Georgia’s Chase Kalisz won the 400 IM in an SEC-record 3:36.21 to hold off Florida’s Mark Szaranek (3:36.54).

Georgia’s Jay Litherland took third (3:40.84), followed by Auburn’s Joe Patching (3:42.60), South Carolina’s Tom Peribonio (3:43.45), Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz (3:43.95), Tennessee’s Sam McHugh (3:44.70) and Florida’s Alex Lebed (3:45.60).

Women’s 100 butterfly

Texas A&M’s Sarah Gibson won the 100 butterfly in an SEC record 50.71 to hold off Georgia’s Chelsea Britt (50.93).

Tennessee’s Madeline Banic was third (51.50), followed by Auburn’s Haley Black (51.80), Texas A&M’s Beryl Gastaldello (51.82), Georgia’s Kylie Stewart (52.05), LSU’s Kara Kopsco (52.34) and Auburn’s Bailey Nero (52.36).

Men’s 100 butterfly

Florida’s Caeleb Dressel continued to dominate, winning the 100 butterfly in an SEC record 44.21 — just two tenths off the NCAA record.

Jan Switkowski made it a 1-2 finish for Florida (45.59), followed by Missouri’s Andrew Sansoucie (45.82), Tennessee’s Ryan Coetzee (46.01), Auburn’s Luis Martinez (46.03), Alabama’s Luke Kaliszak (46.03), LSU’s Logan Rysemus (46.17) and Alabama’s Connor Oslin (46.31).

3-meter diving

Texas A&M’s Tyler Henschel won 3-meter diving in 478.40, followed by LSU’s Juan Celaya-Hernandez (469.95), Tennessee’s Liam Stone (442.90), Florida’s Samuel Smith (440.20), Kentucky’s Sebastian Masterton (428.15), A&M’s Sam Thornton (416.90), Missouri’s Kyle Goodwin (388.40) and LSU’s Matt McClellan (361.20).

Women’s 200 free

Kentucky’s Geena Freriks won the 200 freestyle (1:44.26), edging Texas A&M’s Claire Rasmus (1:44.51).

Georgia’s Meaghan Raab was third (1:44.57), followed by Auburn’s Erin Falconer (1:45.96), Kentucky’s Kendal Casey (1:46.50), Georgia’s Meryn McCann (1:46.58), A&M’s Kristin Malone (1:46.61) and Kentucky’s Ali Galyer (1:47.34).

Men’s 200 free

Florida’s Maxime Rooney won the 200 freestyle in 1:32.18. The freshman led a 1-2 Florida finish with Khader Baqlah (1:33.65), also a freshman.

South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth was third (1:33.67), followed by Mikel Schreuders (1:34.06), Florida’s Mitch D’Arrigo (1:34.07), Tennessee’s Joey Reilman (1:34.55), Alabama’s Laurent Bams (1:34.96) and Georgia’s Walker Higgins (1:34.97).

Men’s team rankings

  1. Florida 759.5, 2. Georgia 547, Auburn 495.5, Alabama 415.5, Texas A&M 414, Tennessee 409.5, South Carolina 380, LSU 340, Missouri 326.5, Kentucky, 248.5.

Women’s team rankings

  1. Texas A&M 729, 2. Georgia 601, Auburn 493, Tennessee 454, Missouri 430, Kentucky 406, Florida 331, LSU 291, South Carolina 248, Alabama 221, Arkansas 146 and Vanderbilt 30.


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Author: Daniel D'Addona

Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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