SEC Women’s Championships Day 2 Prelims: Rhyan White Breaks Meet Record in 100 Back

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Photo Courtesy: Robert Sutton / Alabama Athletics

The 2021 SEC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship continued with Friday’s Day 3 prelims.

The morning was highlighted by Alabama’s Rhyan White, who not only swam a double, making the finals in two events, but broke a 12-year SEC meet record in the 100 backstroke.

Here is a look at what happened Friday morning:

 

SEC Women’s 400 IM

Kentucky sophomore Lauren Pool took the top spot in the 400 IM by more than a second. She touched the wall in 4:06.84.

Tennessee senior Alexis Yager took the second seed in 4:07.69, followed by Arkansas senior Peyton Palsha and Florida junior Vanessa Pearl (4:08.41).

Event 8  Women 400 Yard IM
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         NCAA: N 3:54.60  3/16/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
     SEC Meet: S 3:58.35  2/17/2012 Elizabeth Beisel, Florida
         Pool: P 3:59.26  2/20/2014 Elizabeth Beisel, Florida
                 4:03.62  A
                 4:17.30  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Poole, Lauren M  SO Kentucky-KY       4:10.29    4:06.84 qB     
                 26.85        57.36 (30.51)
        1:28.29 (30.93)     1:58.48 (30.19)
        2:33.56 (35.08)     3:08.54 (34.98)
        3:38.23 (29.69)     4:06.84 (28.61)
  2 Yager, Alexis A  SR Tennessee-SE      4:08.75    4:07.69 qB     
                 26.89        57.29 (30.40)
        1:29.19 (31.90)     2:00.74 (31.55)
        2:34.78 (34.04)     3:09.84 (35.06)
        3:39.44 (29.60)     4:07.69 (28.25)
  3 Palsha, Peyton   SR Arkansas-AR       4:10.05    4:08.02 qB     
                 27.01        57.05 (30.04)
        1:29.57 (32.52)     2:00.98 (31.41)
        2:35.71 (34.73)     3:11.28 (35.57)
        3:39.79 (28.51)     4:08.02 (28.23)
  4 Pearl, Vanessa   JR Florida-FL        4:10.69    4:08.41 qB     
                 26.32        56.91 (30.59)
        1:28.95 (32.04)     2:00.64 (31.69)
        2:35.06 (34.42)     3:10.27 (35.21)
        3:39.57 (29.30)     4:08.41 (28.84)
  5 Golding, Kathle  FR Florida-FL        4:12.39    4:08.43 qB     
                 26.29        56.63 (30.34)
        1:28.60 (31.97)     2:00.19 (31.59)
        2:35.47 (35.28)     3:11.59 (36.12)
        3:40.50 (28.91)     4:08.43 (27.93)
  6 Bonnett, Bailey  SR Kentucky-KY       4:14.42    4:08.92 qB     
                 26.69        57.28 (30.59)
        1:29.59 (32.31)     2:01.47 (31.88)
        2:35.92 (34.45)     3:11.31 (35.39)
        3:41.09 (29.78)     4:08.92 (27.83)
  7 Davey, Gillian   SO Kentucky-KY       4:09.68    4:09.29 qB     
                 26.78        57.12 (30.34)
        1:30.30 (33.18)     2:02.44 (32.14)
        2:36.25 (33.81)     3:09.97 (33.72)
        3:40.17 (30.20)     4:09.29 (29.12)
  8 Ownbey, Hannah      Auburn-SE         4:12.50    4:09.64 qB     
                 17.35        56.62 (39.27)
        1:28.75 (32.13)     1:59.76 (31.01)
        2:35.09 (35.33)     3:10.82 (35.73)
        3:40.95 (30.13)     4:09.64 (28.69)
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  9 Toney, Camryn C  SR Texas A&M-GU      4:10.47    4:09.88 qB     
                 27.37        57.71 (30.34)
        1:30.37 (32.66)     2:01.90 (31.53)
        2:37.12 (35.22)     3:12.96 (35.84)
        3:41.87 (28.91)     4:09.88 (28.01)
 10 Quah, Jing       SR Texas A&M-GU      4:09.09    4:10.20 qB     
                 25.89        55.32 (29.43)
        1:27.15 (31.83)     1:58.05 (30.90)
        2:34.71 (36.66)     3:11.89 (37.18)
        3:41.74 (29.85)     4:10.20 (28.46)
 11 Theil, Caroline  JR Texas A&M-GU           NT    4:10.91 qB     
                 26.78        56.94 (30.16)
        1:29.18 (32.24)     2:00.03 (30.85)
        2:36.83 (36.80)     3:11.99 (35.16)
        3:41.57 (29.58)     4:10.91 (29.34)
 12 Rice, Anna H.    FR Kentucky-KY       4:19.09    4:11.97 qB     
                 26.13        56.31 (30.18)
        1:28.58 (32.27)     2:00.22 (31.64)
        2:35.90 (35.68)     3:12.67 (36.77)
        3:42.94 (30.27)     4:11.97 (29.03)
 13 Dickinson, Call  JR Georgia-GA        4:10.56    4:12.77 qB     
                 25.77        55.47 (29.70)
        1:27.53 (32.06)     1:59.14 (31.61)
        2:36.25 (37.11)     3:13.76 (37.51)
        3:43.80 (30.04)     4:12.77 (28.97)
 14 Vavrinova, Adel  SO Arkansas-AR       4:13.12    4:13.10 qB     
                 27.14        57.75 (30.61)
        1:30.51 (32.76)     2:02.30 (31.79)
        2:38.16 (35.86)     3:14.71 (36.55)
        3:44.29 (29.58)     4:13.10 (28.81)
 15 Homovich, Maddi  JR Georgia-GA        4:12.14    4:13.12 qB     
                 27.24        58.03 (30.79)
        1:30.28 (32.25)     2:01.11 (30.83)
        2:38.27 (37.16)     3:15.43 (37.16)
        3:45.45 (30.02)     4:13.12 (27.67)
 16 Burchill, Sammi  SR Georgia-GA        4:13.15    4:13.28 qB     
                 27.20        57.66 (30.46)
        1:29.78 (32.12)     2:00.80 (31.02)
        2:37.56 (36.76)     3:15.01 (37.45)
        3:44.60 (29.59)     4:13.28 (28.68)

SEC Women’s 100 Butterfly

Alabama junior Rhyan White used a strong back-half of her race to take the top seed in the 100 butterfly at 51.07.

Kentucky junior Izzy Gati took the second seed (51.84), followed by Tennessee juniors Mallory Beil (52.11) and Trude Rothrock (52.12).

Event 9  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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         NCAA: N 49.26  3/22/2019 Hansson/MacNeil, USC & MIch
     SEC Meet: S 49.38  2/20/2020 Erika Brown, Tennessee
         Pool: P 49.85  2/21/2019 Erika Brown, Tennessee
                 50.92  A
                 53.76  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 White, Rhyan E   JR Alabama-SE          51.41      51.07 qB     
                 11.16        23.75 (12.59)
          37.32 (13.57)       51.07 (13.75)
  2 Gati, Izzy G     JR Kentucky-KY         52.61      51.84 qB     
                 11.04        24.36 (13.32)
          37.81 (13.45)       51.84 (14.03)
  3 Beil, Mallory J  JR Tennessee-SE        52.18      52.11 qB     
                 11.42        24.50 (13.08)
          38.01 (13.51)       52.11 (14.10)
  4 Rothrock, Trude  JR Tennessee-SE        51.77      52.12 qB     
                 11.04        24.09 (13.05)
          37.63 (13.54)       52.12 (14.49)
  5 Pike, Taylor A   SR Texas A&M-GU        53.16      52.32 qB     
                 11.35        24.76 (13.41)
          38.33 (13.57)       52.32 (13.99)
  6 Felner, Gracie   FR Alabama-SE          52.83      52.33 qB     
                 10.86        24.08 (13.22)
          37.89 (13.81)       52.33 (14.44)
  7 Harris, Jewels   SR Auburn-SE           52.76      52.46 qB     
                 11.46        24.42 (12.96)
          38.24 (13.82)       52.46 (14.22)
  8 Luther, Dakota   JR Georgia-GA          52.68      52.55 qB     
                 11.46        24.76 (13.30)
          38.56 (13.80)       52.55 (13.99)
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  9 Smith, Tatum N   JR Georgia-GA          53.26      52.70 qB     
                 11.21        24.35 (13.14)
          38.09 (13.74)       52.70 (14.61)
  9 Brooks, Caitlin  SO Kentucky-KY         53.04      52.70 qB     
                 11.60        24.60 (13.00)
          38.66 (14.06)       52.70 (14.04)
 11 Rees, Meredith   SO Missouri-MV         54.03      52.94 qB     
                 11.12        24.48 (13.36)
          38.54 (14.06)       52.94 (14.40)
 12 Theall, Olivia   FR Texas A&M-GU        53.43      53.07 qB     
                 11.10        24.59 (13.49)
          38.65 (14.06)       53.07 (14.42)
 13 Stephenson, Emm  SO Texas A&M-GU        54.60      53.21 qB     
                 11.26        25.08 (13.82)
          38.95 (13.87)       53.21 (14.26)
 14 Sichterman, Meg  SR Tennessee-SE        53.26      53.42 qB     
                 11.17        24.57 (13.40)
          38.76 (14.19)       53.42 (14.66)
 15 Ray, Amanda E    FR Florida-FL          54.19      53.55 qB     
                 11.52        25.01 (13.49)
          39.20 (14.19)       53.55 (14.35)
 16 Reed, Maria D    SR Alabama-SE          53.78      53.58 qB     
                 11.65        24.99 (13.34)
          39.32 (14.33)       53.58 (14.26)

SEC Women’s 200 Free

After winning the 500 last night, Georgia’s Courtney Harnish took the fifth seed in the 200 free, though the top six seeds are all within a half second of each other.

Florida sophomore Talia Bates took the top spot in 1:44.23, ahead of Tennessee senior Tjasa Pintar (1:44.40).

Kentucky junior Riley Gaines took the third spot (1:44.47), followed by Texas A&M freshman Chloe Stepanek (1:44.57), Harnish (1:44.75) and Alabama’s Cora Dupre (1:44.76).

 Event 10  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
     SEC Meet: S 1:41.83  2/20/2014 Shannon Vreeland, Georgia
         Pool: P 1:41.23  12/6/2014 Missy Franklin, California
                 1:42.98  A
                 1:47.12  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Bates, Talia B   SO Florida-FL        1:45.05    1:44.23 qB     
                 23.95        50.27 (26.32)
        1:17.40 (27.13)     1:44.23 (26.83)
  2 Pintar, Tjasa    SR Tennessee-SE      1:45.60    1:44.40 qB     
                 24.60        50.90 (26.30)
        1:17.91 (27.01)     1:44.40 (26.49)
  3 Gaines, Riley M  JR Kentucky-KY       1:43.68    1:44.47 qB     
                 24.54        51.02 (26.48)
        1:17.69 (26.67)     1:44.47 (26.78)
  4 Stepanek, Chloe  FR Texas A&M-GU      1:44.40    1:44.57 qB     
                 24.43        51.34 (26.91)
        1:18.06 (26.72)     1:44.57 (26.51)
  5 Harnish, Courtn  SR Georgia-GA        1:45.22    1:44.75 qB     
                 24.61        51.32 (26.71)
        1:18.15 (26.83)     1:44.75 (26.60)
  6 Dupre, Cora A    SO Alabama-SE        1:48.22    1:44.76 qB     
                 24.48        50.95 (26.47)
        1:17.88 (26.93)     1:44.76 (26.88)
  7 Scott, Morgan E  JR Alabama-SE        1:45.20    1:45.43 qB     
                 24.47        51.12 (26.65)
        1:18.20 (27.08)     1:45.43 (27.23)
  8 Parker, Maxine   FR Georgia-GA        1:47.59    1:45.99 qB     
                 24.60        51.52 (26.92)
        1:19.07 (27.55)     1:45.99 (26.92)
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  9 Wheeler, Kaitly  SO Kentucky-KY       1:46.69    1:46.12 qB     
                 24.88        51.76 (26.88)
        1:18.82 (27.06)     1:46.12 (27.30)
 10 Miller, Nikki    SR Florida-FL        1:46.42    1:46.20 qB     
                 25.01        51.73 (26.72)
        1:18.92 (27.19)     1:46.20 (27.28)
 11 Milutinovich, K  SO LSU-LA            1:46.95    1:46.26 qB     
                 24.62        51.50 (26.88)
        1:18.51 (27.01)     1:46.26 (27.75)
 12 Mack, Katelyn G  SO Florida-FL        1:46.23    1:46.31 qB     
                 24.21        51.21 (27.00)
        1:18.55 (27.34)     1:46.31 (27.76)
 13 Hepler, Daniell  JR Texas A&M-GU      1:50.57    1:46.42 qB     
                 25.25        52.29 (27.04)
        1:19.41 (27.12)     1:46.42 (27.01)
 14 Mathieu, Tylor   SO Florida-FL        1:46.95    1:46.43 qB     
                 24.96        51.67 (26.71)
        1:19.26 (27.59)     1:46.43 (27.17)
 15 Ault, Taylor A   SR Florida-FL        1:47.59    1:46.68 qB     
                 25.34        52.23 (26.89)
        1:19.49 (27.26)     1:46.68 (27.19)
 16 Reinstein, Sloa  FR Georgia-GA        1:47.64    1:46.73 qB     
                 25.06        52.03 (26.97)
        1:19.47 (27.44)     1:46.73 (27.26)

SEC Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Tennessee freshman Mona McSharry took the top seed in the 100 breaststroke, touchin the wall in 58.35.

Georgia sophomore Zoie Hartman took the second spot at 58.64, followed by Florida freshman Cecilia Porter (589.41) and Texas A&M junior Kylie Powers (59.60).

Event 11  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 57.28  2/21/2014 Breeja Larson, Texas A&M
                 58.60  A
               1:01.84  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 McSharry, Mona   FR Tennessee-SE        58.28      58.35 qA     
                 12.63        27.46 (14.83)
          42.63 (15.17)       58.35 (15.72)
  2 Hartman, Zoie E  SO Georgia-GA          58.34      58.64 qB     
                 12.59        27.74 (15.15)
          43.12 (15.38)       58.64 (15.52)
  3 Porter, Cecilia  FR Florida-FL          59.22      59.41 qB     
                 12.84        27.93 (15.09)
          43.67 (15.74)       59.41 (15.74)
  4 Powers, Kylie A  JR Texas A&M-GU      1:00.53      59.60 qB     
                 13.13        28.36 (15.23)
          43.80 (15.44)       59.60 (15.80)
  5 Petkova, Diana      Alabama-SE        1:03.56      59.68 qB     
                 13.08        28.26 (15.18)
          43.77 (15.51)       59.68 (15.91)
  6 Herrmann, Vanes  JR Arkansas-AR       1:00.40      59.76 qB     
                 13.10        28.26 (15.16)
          43.82 (15.56)       59.76 (15.94)
  7 Deboer, Adriann  SR Florida-FL        1:00.66    1:00.05 qB     
                 12.70        27.90 (15.20)
          43.67 (15.77)     1:00.05 (16.38)
  8 Wright, Cat G    JR Alabama-SE        1:01.14    1:00.10 qB     
                 12.93        28.37 (15.44)
          44.12 (15.75)     1:00.10 (15.98)
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  9 Boll, Emilie     SO LSU-LA            1:00.57    1:00.33 qB     
                 12.97        28.27 (15.30)
          44.01 (15.74)     1:00.33 (16.32)
 10 Smith, Alaya D   FR Texas A&M-GU      1:00.86    1:00.40 qB     
                 13.01        28.53 (15.52)
          44.24 (15.71)     1:00.40 (16.16)
 11 Hill, Jaclyn F   SR Kentucky-KY       1:01.47    1:00.41 qB     
                 13.18        28.67 (15.49)
          44.33 (15.66)     1:00.41 (16.08)
 11 Davey, Gillian   SO Kentucky-KY       1:00.51    1:00.41 qB     
                 13.05        28.65 (15.60)
          44.61 (15.96)     1:00.41 (15.80)
 13 Gebel, Alex E    JR Tennessee-SE      1:01.18    1:00.56 qB     
                 12.82        28.23 (15.41)
          44.26 (16.03)     1:00.56 (16.30)
 14 Cummings, Carly  SR Auburn-SE         1:00.76    1:00.59 qB     
                 13.09        28.55 (15.46)
          44.43 (15.88)     1:00.59 (16.16)
 15 Steele, Taylor   SO South Carolina-S  1:01.03    1:00.74 qB     
                 12.78        28.22 (15.44)
          44.17 (15.95)     1:00.74 (16.57)
 16 Kennett, Bobbi   FR Texas A&M-GU      1:01.79    1:00.77 qB     
                 13.60        29.18 (15.58)
          44.73 (15.55)     1:00.77 (16.04)

SEC Women’s 100 Backstroke

Pulling a double, Alabama junior Rhyan White took the top seed in the 100 backstroke in 59.20 to break the SEC meet record.

It was previously held by Florida’s Gemma Spofforth (50.53) in 2009.

Missouri senior Sarah Thompson took the second seed in 51.51, followed by Kentucky’s Caitlin Brooks (51.86) and Sophie Sorenson (52.18).

Event 12  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 50.01  12/5/2014 Courtney Bartholomew
                 50.93  A
                 53.94  B
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 White, Rhyan E   JR Alabama-SE          50.45      50.20SqA     
                 11.73        24.05 (12.32)
          37.05 (13.00)       50.20 (13.15)
  2 Thompson, Sarah  SR Missouri-MV         51.90      51.51 qB     
                 11.77        24.43 (12.66)
          37.77 (13.34)       51.51 (13.74)
  3 Brooks, Caitlin  SO Kentucky-KY         51.56      51.86 qB     
                 12.05        24.85 (12.80)
          38.26 (13.41)       51.86 (13.60)
  4 Sorenson, Sophi  JR Kentucky-KY         52.75      52.18 qB     
                 12.32        25.24 (12.92)
          38.66 (13.42)       52.18 (13.52)
  5 Rees, Meredith   SO Missouri-MV         52.25      52.87 qB     
                 12.54        25.32 (12.78)
          38.85 (13.53)       52.87 (14.02)
  6 Melton, Kobie M  JR Arkansas-AR         53.73      52.91 qB     
                 12.10        25.01 (12.91)
          38.86 (13.85)       52.91 (14.05)
  7 Herren, Parker   JR Kentucky-KY         53.91      53.14 qB     
                 12.60        25.85 (13.25)
          39.57 (13.72)       53.14 (13.57)
  8 Fa'Amausili, Ga  SR Georgia-GA          53.06      53.16 qB     
                 12.29        25.29 (13.00)
          39.11 (13.82)       53.16 (14.05)
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  9 Liberto, Morgan  JR Alabama-SE          53.00      53.17 qB     
                 12.54        25.73 (13.19)
          39.41 (13.68)       53.17 (13.76)
 10 Eisenmann, Kara  SR Texas A&M-GU        53.90      53.20 qB     
                 12.71        26.07 (13.36)
          39.71 (13.64)       53.20 (13.49)
 11 Koczo, Abigail   SO Alabama-SE          54.24      53.22 qB     
                 12.60        25.81 (13.21)
          39.53 (13.72)       53.22 (13.69)
 12 Minnich, Kather  JR Florida-FL          53.68      53.33 qB     
                 12.35        25.43 (13.08)
          39.07 (13.64)       53.33 (14.26)
 13 Merritt, Kensle  FR Auburn-SE           53.32      53.43 qB     
                 12.49        25.72 (13.23)
          39.44 (13.72)       53.43 (13.99)
 14 Buerger, Torie   FR Kentucky-KY         53.70      53.49 qB     
                 12.44        25.63 (13.19)
          39.42 (13.79)       53.49 (14.07)
 15 Sansome, Millie  SO Georgia-GA          55.90      53.51 qB     
                 12.54        25.76 (13.22)
          39.58 (13.82)       53.51 (13.93)
 16 Harty, Kaitlin   SR Tennessee-SE        54.72      53.56 qB     
                 13.03        26.14 (13.11)
          39.88 (13.74)       53.56 (13.68)