Feb. 14, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The SEC Swimming and Diving Championships continue Wednesday at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

The five-day meet will conclude on Saturday with the crowning of the men's and women's team champions.

10 individual titles will be claimed in Wednesday night's action.

10 a.m. - Swimming Preliminaries (Women & Men) - 500 Freestyle, 200 IM, 50 Freestyle
1 p.m. - Women's 1-meter Preliminaries
6 p.m. - Finals - Swimming & Diving Finals (W&M) - 500 Freestyle, 200 IM, 50 Freestyle, Women's 1-meter, 200 Freestyle Relay

TENNESSEE NOTES: Senior Madeline Tegner leads the women in the 500-yard freestyle. Tegner was a 2016 All-American and received a bronze medal in the 1650 freestyle at last year's SEC championships.

Freshman Marc Hinawi is the 15th seed entering the men's 500 freestyle. He recorded an NCAA B-cut time in his first career collegiate 1650 freestyle, and also swims for the Israeli world championship team.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Meghan Small looks to continue her successful freshman season. She came to Knoxville as the No. 1-ranked recruit in country by SwimSwam, and was named SEC Freshman of the Week three times. Austin Hirstein, Matthew Dunphy, and Ross Dibblin will compete for the men.

Sophomore Madeline Banic enters the women's 50-yard freestyle as the 15th seed. Banic earned three gold and two bronze medals, including a bronze in this event, at last year's SEC Championships.

All-American Kyle DeCoursey will look to add to his impressive collegiate resume in the men's 50 freestyle. The sophomore star swam a season-best 19.54 in this event against Georgia in the regular-season home finale.

Last year's SEC Freshman Diver of the Year, Rachel Rubadue, is the No. 3 seed in the women's 1-meter event. Rubadue won gold at the 2016 SEC Championships in platform diving and posted her personal-best score of 320.26 in the 1-meter event versus North Carolina.

The men's 200 freestyle relay team will look to best last year's time of 1:17.78 year, the seventh fastest time in school history. The women look to repeat last year's success, when they posted a conference-winning time of 1:27.36.

TICKETS: Tickets ordered in advance can be picked up at will-call in the player pass-gate area. General Admission tickets are available at Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center ticket office prior to each session. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Ticket prices are $10 for prelims and $15 for finals.

PARKING: Spectator parking is available in the Kingston Pike Building Lot (SC40), located off Metron Center Way at 2309 Kingston Pike. Please use the gravel lot for meet parking.





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