Knoxville, Tenn. - The Texas A&M women and the Florida men maintain their lead after day three of the 2017 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee.
On the women's side, the Aggies hold onto first place with a total of 729 points, while Georgia is in second with 601 points. For the men, Florida stays in first with 759.5 team points, and Georgia is in second place with 537 points.
To begin the evening session, Sydney Pickrem of Texas A&M defended her title in the women's 400 IM and set a pool record with a time of 4:02.25. Fellow Aggie Bethany Galat took second with a time of 4:03.88, and Meghan Small of Tennessee finished third with a time of 4:04.93.
An SEC meet record was set in the men's 400 IM, as Chase Kalisz of Georgia claimed first place with a time of 3:36.21. Mark Szaranek of Florida came in second at 3:36.54, and Jay Litherland of Georgia took third at 3:40.84.
Sarah Gibson of Texas A&M was crowned the individual champion in the women's 100 fly for the second consecutive year, finishing in an SEC meet record time of 50.71. Chelsea Britt of Georgia took second place with a time of 50.93, and Madeline Banic of Tennessee came in third at 51.50.
For the third consecutive year, Caeleb Dressel of Florida won the men's 100 fly with a time of 44.21, an SEC meet record. Teammate Jan Switkowski took second with a time of 45.59, while Andrew Sansoucie of Missouri came in third at 45.82.
Tyler Henschel of Texas A&M set an SEC record in the 3-meter springboard, earning his first-place finish with a total of 478.40. Juan Celaya-Hernandez came in second with a final score of 469.95, and Liam Stone of Tennessee took third with a score of 442.90.
Geena Freirks of Kentucky took first place in the women's 200 free with her time of 1:44.26. Claire Rasmus of Texas A&M claimed second with a time of 1:44.51, and Meaghan Raab of Georgia earned third place with a time of 1:44.57.
Maxime Rooney of Florida claimed the top spot in the men's 200 free with a time of 1:32.18, while Khader Baqlah of Florida (1:33.65) and Fynn Minuth of South Carolina (1:33.67) took second and third, respectively.
The 2017 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships continues on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. ET with the preliminaries for the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast and women's platform diving, followed by the finals of those four events plus the 400 medley relay starting at 6 p.m. ET. Both sessions can be viewed on SEC Network+.
2017 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Three (Feb. 16 - Knoxville, Tenn.)
Thursday's Final Results:
Men's Team Results (through 11 events): 1. Florida 759.5; 2. Georgia 537; 3. Auburn 495.5; 4. Alabama 415.5; 5. Texas A&M 414; 6. Tennessee 409.5; 7. South Carolina 380; 8. LSU 340; 9. Missouri 326.5; 10. Kentucky 248.5
Women's Team Results (through 11 events): 1. Texas A&M 729; 2. Georgia 601; 3. Auburn 493; 4. Tennessee 454; 5. Missouri 430; 6. Kentucky 406; 7. Florida 331; 8. LSU 291; 9. South Carolina 248; 10. Alabama 221; 11. Arkansas 146; 12. Vanderbilt 30