2021 SEC MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, February 23 – Friday, February 26, 2021
- Columbia, MO – College of Missouri
- Prelims/Finals: 10 AM/5 PM Tues, 10 AM/6 PM Weds-Fri (Central Customary Time)
- Defending Champion: Florida (8x) (outcomes)
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The 2021 Males’s SEC Championships got here to an in depth on Friday, with the Florida Gators profitable their ninth consecutive title.
The ultimate night time had some standout swims, together with Bobby Finke recording the second-fastest 1650 in historical past and Shaine Casas roaring to a 1:36.8 within the 200 again, however it was the Alabama sprinters, led by 19-year-old freshman Matt King, who closed the meet off with a bang within the 400 free relay.
First, King broke 42 seconds for the primary time within the particular person 100 freestyle, profitable the convention title in 41.66 — one of many quickest instances ever performed by a first-year — whereas additionally nearing the good Kristian Gkolomeev‘s faculty file of 41.52.
After a 23-year drought, Alabama has now gained three of the final seven SEC 100 frees, with Gkolomeev taking the crown in 2015 and Robert Howard profitable in 2019.
The quickest 100 free from a freshman belongs to Texas’ Daniel Krueger, who went 41.49 on the 2019 NCAAs.
Lower than two hours later, King capped the night time by main Alabama to a 3rd consecutive win within the relay, main off in 41.73 earlier than handing off to senior Sam DiSette (42.63) and juniors Jonathan Berneburg (41.85) and Colton Stogner (42.01).
Berneburg has been a member on all three of the Crimson Tide’s profitable 400 free relays relationship again to his freshman 12 months in 2019, and Stogner anchored the relay final 12 months.
Even with powerhouse sprinters Howard and Zane Waddell just lately graduated, the Bama dash machine rolls on, with King on the forefront.
400 FREE RELAY SPLITS
Along with King, Florida’s Smith broke 42 for the primary time main off in 41.94, whereas Brooks Curry was stable for LSU in 42.23.
Berneburg and Stogner had the quickest splits with a takeover.
|Kaloyan Bratanov||Texas A&M||43.03|
|Mark Shperkin||South Carolina||43.70|
|Mark Theall||Texas A&M||42.30|
|Phil Costin||South Carolina||43.12|
|Elijah Sohn||Texas A&M||43.51|
|AJ Ross||South Carolina||43.64|
|Clayton Bobo||Texas A&M||44.09|