No. 2 Georgia continues to hold lead heading into final day of SECs
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia women continue to hold the team leads at the 2014 Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, heading into the final day at the Gabrielsen Natatorium.
Georgia has held the team lead from the start and are in first place with 1098 points. Texas A&M is in second with 911, while Florida is third with 799.
Texas A&M’s Cammile Adams defended her SEC title in the 200 butterfly and broke her own SEC record in the process with a winning time of 1:52.19. Her own previous SEC record was 1:52.48, set at last season’s championship in College Station. Georgia’s Hali Flickinger was second in 1:53.62, while Texas A&M’s Carol McElhany was third in 1:54.87.
Texas A&M’s Paige Miller captured the 100 backstroke title for the second consecutive year, posting the nation’s second-fastest time of 50.91. Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga was second in 51.00, while Florida’s Sinead Russell was third in 51.69.
Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson broke her own SEC, NCAA and American records in the 100 breaststroke to capture the event in a time of 57.28. She beat her own previous best time of 57.43 set at last season’s SEC championship. Tennessee’s Molly Hannis was second in 58.22, while Alabama’s Kaylin Burchell was third in 59.17.
Texas A&M won the 400 medley relay for the second consecutive year in a time of 3:29.03, using the quartet of Miller, Larson, Caroline McElhany and Liliana Ibanez Lopez. Georgia was second in 3:29.87, while Tennessee was third in 3:30.19.