Florida Takes Home Two Medals On The First Night Of The SEC Championships

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Gators shot out of a canon on night one of the SEC Championships with a win in the 200 Medley Relay and a second place finish in the 800 free relay.

The team of Adam Chaney<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13939&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=wx7Un7QTWlRwqqlAibevoYSU355F_G_LeVGcYW-h4uQ&e= >, Dillon Hillis<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13954&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=m8T_vGf0e9SuR0_Ry3EoTVaVQAQYevEvblfA387tcIA&e= >, Eric Friese<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13949&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=vhHgOz2KOYIJLmWJkByQpopPGq-xkAVl8bCH3LYjFPQ&e= >, and Will Davis<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13942&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=_dQ_yY_9Gwlpz1_V4pPyBFmlkYZFxKbIFEB8lNv1wEw&e= > have the fastest time in the Nation in the 200 Medley Relay as of right now with a time of 1:23.17. With that time, they have set a
new pool record at the Mizzou Aquatics Center and won the 200 Medley Relay title edging out Alabama by .11 seconds.

In the 800 Free Relay the quartet of Kieran Smith<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13968&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=udyVpBmmpuRNcfhoujjiFB6qu859nv9cZ6d_4g2H4ZI&e= >, Trey Freeman<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13948&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=xi3AGAxy3VN4ODsAzPBmN5i91_-ubn4qzHOSk1k-EyU&e= >, Clark Beach<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13932&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=Rx1CNUTmL0MSDwmKHKlEbM-YEn5rWrpV-lMc6fwvJqY&e= >, and Miguel Cancel<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13936&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=9OErDgNGwmNZRVJfVkCOTFmcHd2wNea7tq9DrZU2dsw&e= > placed second with a time of 6:12.24 and with time got an A-cut for Nationals. Smiths’ lead off 200 free time in the relay of 1:29.48 is a new SEC and school record.

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Head Coach: Anthony Nesty<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_coaches.aspx-3Frc-3D1261&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=uXWkTXovFdx0jGjy8hklaAq6dR7BPjW6-4JwNN7mWJ4&e= >

“This evening, we had a great start to the meet. Freshman Adam Chaney<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13939&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=wx7Un7QTWlRwqqlAibevoYSU355F_G_LeVGcYW-h4uQ&e= >, had an excellent performance leading off in the 200 MR. Kieran Smith<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_roster.aspx-3Frp-5Fid-3D13968&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=Aslo3MYkU3XntJURDrKq7sksvgJeoRVArdPE5RNC9Y4&s=udyVpBmmpuRNcfhoujjiFB6qu859nv9cZ6d_4g2H4ZI&e= > also exhibited true tenacity in his lead off in the 800 Free Relay and secured a new SEC & Florida Record with that swim. All of our men on both relays did an exceptional job racing tonight. As good as we were tonight, this meet certainly hinges on your morning swims. We have a long meet ahead us and we need to remain focused and resilient. I would like to thank our Administration and Support Staff for their unending and abundant support. This truly is a team effort. Go Gators!!!”

Standings
1.    Kentucky – 338
2.    Tennessee – 287
3.    Missouri – 232
4.    Texas A&M – 221
5.    Florida – 207
6.    Auburn – 202
7.    LSU – 176
8.    Alabama – 156
9.    Georgia – 152
10.  South Carolina – 90

What’s Next

Florida will be back in the pool on Wednesday morning with the first session of preliminaries.

The day will start-off at 11 a.m. ET with the 500 free, followed by the 200 IM and the 50 free.

The finals for the respective events and the 200-free relay will begin at 7 p.m. ET

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