Knoxville, Tenn. - The Florida men and Texas A&M women maintain their lead after day four of the 2017 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee.
On the men's side, the Gators own 929.5 points to keep them in first place, while Georgia stands in second with 788 points. For the women, the Aggies improved their lead with 961 points, and Georgia stayed in second place with 843 points.
To begin the evening session, Sarah Gibson of Texas A&M set the pool record in the women's 200 fly with a final time of 1:52.64. Georgia took the next two podium spots with Chelsea Britt coming in second (1:52.72), and Megan Kingsley in third place (1:54.80).
Pace Clark of Georgia set the pool record in the men's 200 fly with a winning time of 1:40.87. Jan Switkowski of Florida placed second with a time of 1:40.94, while fellow Bulldog Chase Kalisz came in third place with a time of 1:41.03.
Olivia Smoliga of Georgia was victorious in the women's 100 back for the third consecutive year, setting a pool record with her time of 50.60. Hannah Stevens of Missouri earned second with a time of 50.82, and Asia Seidt of Kentucky took third with a time of 51.40.
Connor Oslin of Alabama became a three-time winner in the men's 100 back with an SEC meet record time of 44.73. Luke Kaliszak from Alabama came in second at 45.03, and Taylor Dale from Georgia in third at 45.48.
Jorie Caneta of Texas A&M won the women's 100 breaststroke, recording a top time of 59.49. Madison Winstead of Kentucky earned second place with a time of 59.86, and Bridget Blood of Alabama took third with a time of 59.95.
Michael Duderstadt of Auburn won the men's 100 breaststroke for the second consecutive year, earning the gold medal with a time of 51.50. Nils Wich-Glasen of South Carolina came in second (51.79), and Anton McKee from Alabama and Fabian Schwingenschlogl of Missouri tied for third (52.28).
In women's platform diving, Allyson Nied from South Carolina claimed first place after recording a top score of 325.90. Rachel Rubadue of Tennessee finished second with a score of 315.20, and Alais Kalonji of Texas A&M earned third place with a score of 291.25.
The Texas A&M foursome of Lisa Bratton, Caneta, Gibson and Béryl Gastaldello set a pool record while winning the women's 400 medley relay with a time of 3:29.81. Second place went to Georgia (3:30.11) and third place to Tennessee (3:31.99).
Florida won the men's 400 medley relay as Baley Main, Chandler Bray, Jan Switkowski and Caeleb Dressel finished first with a pool record time of 3:04.52. Missouri finished second in a time of 3:04.66, and Auburn took third with a time of 3:05.34.
The 2017 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships concludes on Saturday, Feb. 18. Preliminaries for the 200 back, 100 free and 200 breast begin at 10 a.m. ET, followed by prelims for the men's platform diving at 1 p.m. and timed finals for the 1650 free at approximately 4 p.m. The evening session starts at 6 p.m. ET with the final heat of the 1650 free as well as the finals for the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, men's platform diving and 400 free relay. The trophy presentation for all the major award winners will take place at the conclusion of the meet. Both sessions can be viewed on SEC Network+.
A recap of the men's championship will air on Monday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU, followed by the women's championship recap at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
2017 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four (Feb. 17 - Knoxville, Tenn.) Friday's Final Results: Men's Team Results (through 15 events): 1. Florida 929.5; 2. Georgia 788; 3. Auburn 663.5; 4. Alabama 614; 5. Texas A&M 549; 6. Tennessee 526.5; 7. Missouri 521; 8. South Carolina 505; 9. LSU 482.5; 10. Kentucky 321.5
Women's Team Results (through 16 events): 1. Texas A&M 961; 2. Georgia 843; 3. Tennessee 673; 4. Kentucky 659; 5. Auburn 648; 6. Missouri 631; 7. Florida 493; 8. LSU 448; 9. South Carolina 391; 10. Alabama 342; 11. Arkansas 215; 12. Vanderbilt 74