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Lady Vols, Gators remain on top at SEC Championships

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SEC Staff
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Auburn, Ala. - The Florida men and Tennessee women maintain their lead after day four at the 2020 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships at Auburn's James E. Martin Aquatic Center.

To begin the evening session, Dakota Luther of Georgia won the women's 200 fly with a final time of 1:52.47. Izzy Gatti of Kentucky came in second with a time of 1:52.54, and Courtney Harnish of Georgia took third with a time of 1:53.22.

Camden Murphy of Georgia defended his title in the men's 200 fly and set the pool record with his time of 1:40.93. Micah Slaton of Missouri placed second with a time of 1:42.01, while Harry Homans of Georgia came in third place with a time of 1:42.02.

Rhyan White of Alabama set the SEC meet record in the women's 100 back with the fastest time in the nation this season of 50.02. Sherridon Dressel of Florida placed second with a time of 50.64, and Asia Seidt of Kentucky took third with a time of 50.73.

Zane Waddell of Alabama won the men's 100 back for the second consecutive year with an SEC meet record time of 44.24. Shane Caisas of Texas A&M finished second (44.68), and Daniel Hein of Missouri took third (45.93).

Georgia went 1-2 in the women's 100 breaststroke, with Zoie Hartman taking the gold with a time of 58.21 and Danielle DellaTorre earning the silver with a time of 58.88. Anna Belousova of Texas A&M came in third with a time of 59.60.

Itay Goldfaden of South Carolina defended his title in the men's 100 breaststroke and set the pool record in the event with a time of 51.35. Liam Bell of Alabama finished second with a time of 51.39, and Dillion Hillis of Florida came in third with a time of 51.46.

In men's platform diving, Kentucky took the first two podium spots as Danny Zhang placed first with a score of 422.10 and Chase Lane came in second with a score of 403.65. Emanuel Vazquez of LSU finished third with a score of 393.60.

Tennessee captured the women's 400 medley relay for the third consecutive year as Meghan Small, Alexis Yager, Erika Brown and Stanzi Moseley posted the top time of 3:28.83. Second place went to Alabama (3:28.90) and third place to Kentucky (3:29.69).

Alabama won the men's 400 medley relay by setting the SEC meet record as Waddell, Liam Bell, Tyler Sesvold and Jonathan Berneburg finished first with a time of 3:02.17. Florida finished second in a time of 3:04.96, and Texas A&M took third with a time of 3:05.15.

The 2020 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships concludes on Saturday, Feb. 22. Preliminaries for the 200 back, 100 free and 200 breast begin at 9:30 a.m. CT. Prelims for women's platform diving will begin at noon CT, followed by timed finals for the 1650 free. The evening session will begin at 5:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network +, with the finals for the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, women's platform and the 400 free relay.

2020 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four (Feb. 20 - Auburn, Ala.)

Thursday's Final Results:

Women's Team Results (through Event 30):

1.  Tennessee 817
2.  Florida 720.5
3.  Texas A&M 713
4.  Kentucky 701.5
5.  Georgia 692
6.  Auburn 560
7.  Alabama 526
8.  Missouri 363
9.  South Carolina 352
10.  LSU 318
11.  Arkansas 299
12.  Vanderbilt 120

Men's Team Results (through Event 31):

1.  Florida 887.5
2.  Texas A&M 727
3.  Georgia 682.5
4.  Missouri 681.5
5.  Alabama 655.5
6.  Tennessee 615
7.  Auburn 586
8.  Kentucky 583
9.  LSU 418
10.  South Carolina 392