Live summary of the first day's finals

2024 SEC Championships

The 2024 SEC Tournament kicks off today in Auburn, Alabama. This preliminary session of the finals includes the men's team diving, the 200 medley relay, the women's 3 meter diving, and the 800 freestyle relay.

Last year, three different teams won the four-legged relay on the first night of competition. Alabama's women claimed victory in the women's 200 medley relay, Tennessee's men took first place in the men's medley relay, and Florida swept the 800 free relay. This year, Florida is the top seed in each of those four relays.

Women's 200 meter medley – finals

  • NCAA record: 1:31.51, Virginia – 2023 NCAA Championships
  • SEC record: 1:33.94, Alabama – 2022 SEC Championship
  • SEC Championship Record: 1:33.94, Alabama – 2022
  • 2024 NCAA A standard: 1:36.24
  • 2024 NCAA 'B' standard: 1:37.00

Full results:

  1. Florida – 1:34.25 (NCAA Standard A)
  2. Tennessee – 1:34.89 (NCAA Standard A)
  3. Auburn – 1:35.25 (NCAA Standard A)
  4. Alabama – 1:35.32 (NCAA Standard A)
  5. Georgia – 1:35.43 (NCAA Standard A)
  6. Texas A&M – 1:35.87 (NCAA Standard A)
  7. Missouri – 1:36.96
  8. South Carolina – 1:37.35
  9. Kentucky – 1:37.43
  10. Arkansas – 1:38.16
  11. LSU – 1:38.63
  12. Vanderbilt – 1:39.01

The University of Florida women's team kicked off the 2024 SEC Championships with a win in the 200 medley relay, stopping the clock in 1:34.25. Their time was just 0.07 off the 1:34.18 they posted at the UGA Invite earlier in the season, but tonight's lineup looked a little different compared to that meet. Their swim of 1:38.18 still ranks them fourth in the NCAA for the 2023-24 season.

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today, Aris Runnels (23.90) He led them instead of Bella Simswhile Molly Mayne (26.48), Olivia Peoples (22.33), and Michaela Cronk (21.54) concluded the triumphant tetralogy. Along with Runnels replacing Sims in the backstroke, Cronk appeared instead Isabel Ivey In the free leg today. Sims and Ivey are supposed to appear in the 800 free relay in Florida later night.

Both Mayne and Peoples, who returns from the UGA midseason meet, were quicker tonight compared to that meet. Watch a full comparison of these two relay swimmers below, as well as their second-place performance from last year:

The University of Tennessee team dropped 0.95 points off their entry time to secure the runner-up spot tonight, running 1:34.89 minutes. Josephine Fuller (24.04), Mona Mishari (25.80), Sarah Stotler (23.33), and Katie Mac (21.72) consists of their sequence. McSharry recently competed for Ireland at the LCM World Championships in Doha last week, so this is a quick turnaround for her.

His hometown team, Auburn, finished third. Their final time of 1:35.25 was enough to edge Alabama by 0.07. Megan Lee (23.90), Stasia Makarova (26.74), Lawson Ficken (22.84), and Lexi Mulvihill (21.77) Tigers representative.

Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M finished from fourth to sixth, but recorded NCAA 'A' cuts in the process.

Men's 200 medley relay – finals

  • NCAA record: 1:20.67, NC State – 2023 NCAA Championship
  • SEC Record: 1:21.13, Florida – 2022 NCAA Championship
  • SEC Championship Record: 1:21.43, Tennessee – 2023
  • 2024 NCAA A standard: 1:23.71
  • 2024 NCAA “B” standard: 1:24.32

Full results:

  1. Florida – 1:21.66 *New American record*
  2. Tennessee – 1:21.82 (NCAA Standard A)
  3. Auburn – 1:22.74 (NCAA Standard A)
  4. Georgia – 1:23.12 (NCAA Standard A)
  5. Missouri – 1:23.40 (NCAA Standard A)
  6. Texas A&M – 1:23.91
  7. Alabama – 1:24.25
  8. South Carolina – 1:24.62
  9. LO – 1:24.97
  10. Kentucky – 1:26.59
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Even without Josh LindoThe University of Florida swam a time of 1:21.66 to win the men's 200 medley relay. Their final time of 1:21.66 is the fastest in the country this year, undercutting the 1:21.67 the Cal Bears produced in a dual meet versus ASU.

Florida time is also a New American record In this event, their record-breaking team consisted of Adam Chaney (20.78), Julian Smith (22.88), Scotty POV (19.75), and McGuire Macduff (18.25). NC State significantly broke the American record with about 30 minutes to go (1:21.86) until the Gators cleared that mark.

See a full comparison of Florida's American record relay from today, Tennessee's SEC meet record relay from last year, and Florida's overall SEC record from 2023:

Defending champion Tennessee clocked 1:21.82 en route to a second-place finish tonight. Bjorn Kamann (21.21), Flynn Creasy (23.00), Jordan Crocs (19.43), and Guilherme Santos (18.18) They featured in the relay race, with 3 of the 4 swimmers returning from last year's winning relay race.

Checked in to Auburn the third night, with Nathaniel Stoffley (21.17), Henry Bethel (22.59), Suhaib Khaled (20.03), and Kale Makinen (18.95) representing the Tigers today. Bethel's 22.59 split was particularly impressive, and was just one of two splits under the 23-second barrier tonight (Florida's Smith was the other).

Georgia and Missouri posted automatic NCAA qualifying times to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

Women's 800 Freestyle Relay – Finals

  • NCAA record: 6:45.91, Stanford – 2017 NCAA Championships
  • SEC record: 6:51.80, Georgia – 2016 NCAA Championship
  • SEC Championship Record: 6:52.54, Georgia – 2013
  • 2024 NCAA A standard: 7:00.86
  • 2024 NCAA 'B' standard: 7:05.88
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Men's 800 freestyle relay – finals

  • NCAA record: 6:03.42, Texas – 2023 NCAA Championships
  • SEC record: 6:05.59, Georgia – 2022 NCAA Championship
  • SEC Championship Record: 6:08.00, Florida – 2022
  • 2024 NCAA A standard: 6:16.02
  • 2024 NCAA 'B' standard: 6:18.94

Women's 3 meter diving – finals

  • SEC Record: 413.75, Laura Ryan (UGA) – 2014 SEC Championship
  • SEC Championship Record: 413.75, Laura Ryan (UGA) – 2014 SEC Championship

Men's team diving – finals

Full results:

  1. Florida – 353.65 points
  2. Texas A&M – 353.30 points
  3. LSU – 352.35 points
  4. Auburn – 348.90 points
  5. Tennessee – 338.55 points
  6. Alabama – 327.30 points
  7. Georgia – 287.45 points
  8. South Carolina – 267.90 points

In a closely contested team diving event, the Florida men cruised to victory by just 0.35 points. Texas A&M University took second place tonight, with LSU and Auburn competing very closely for third and fourth.

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