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Aggie women, men lead after Day 1 of SEC Championship

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SEC Staff

College Station, Texas -- The Texas A&M men and women lead the 2018 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships following the opening day of the event at Texas A&M's Rec Center Natatorium.

To begin the evening session, Brooke Schultz of Arkansas became the first Razorback to win the women's 1-meter springboard with a final score of 363.45. Lizzie Cui of LSU finished in second place with a score of 330.00. Nicole Gillis of Arkansas took third with a score of 323.85.

In the women's 200 medley relay, Tennessee's Micah Bohon, Tjasa Pintar, Madeline Banic and Erika Brown finished first with a time of 1:35.21. Texas A&M took second place with a time of 1:35.54, and Auburn earned a third-place finish with a time of 1:36.33.

Florida set the SEC meet record in the men's 200 medley relay as Michael Taylor, Chandler Bray, Jan Switkowski and Caeleb Dressel finished with a winning time of 1:22.94. Tennessee came in second (1:23.02), while Alabama took third place (1:23.58).

Tyler Henschel of Texas A&M won the men's 3-meter springboard for the second consecutive year with a final score of 469.05. Juan Celaya-Hernandez of LSU claimed second place with a score of 428.75, and Seb Masterton of Kentucky placed third with a score of 426.05.

Texas A&M's Katie Portz, Claire Rasmus, Kristin Malone and Sydney Pickrem posted the fastest time in the women's 800 free relay at 6:55.60. Georgia finished second (6:58.58), and Tennessee came in third (6:58.85).

Closing out the night, Florida's Switkowski, Maxime Rooney, Khader Baqlah and Mark Szaranek set the SEC record in the men's 800 free relay with a final time of 6:12.06. Missouri earned second place with a time of 6:15.38, and South Carolina finished third in a time of 6:17.27.

Day two of the 2018 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships begins on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. CT with the prelims for the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and men's 1-meter, followed by the finals of those events along with the 200 free relay starting at 6 p.m. CT. Both sessions can be viewed on SEC Network+.

2018 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships - Day One (Feb. 14 - College Station, Texas) Wednesday's Final Results:

Men's Team Results (through 3 events):

1. Texas A&M 189

2. Tennessee 174

3. Kentucky 151

4. Florida 135

5. Georgia 133

6. Missouri 129

7. Auburn 121

8. South Carolina 109

9. LSU 103

10. Alabama 94

Women's Team Results (through 3 events):

1. Texas A&M 160

2. South Carolina 142

3. Tennessee 136

4. Georgia 124

5. Auburn 121

6. Arkansas 117

7. LSU 116

8. Kentucky 113

9. Florida 105

10. Missouri 100

11. Alabama 92

12. Vanderbilt 76