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Saturday Night at the SECs



Feb. 22, 2014


Here's a quick look at how Tennessee competed in Saturday's morning preliminary sessions, plus who to watch for tonight.

WOMEN'S 100 FREESTYLE

Who's swimming tonight?
Lindsay Gendron - A Final - 48.28
Faith Johnson - A Final - 48.41
Harper Bruens - B Final - 48.91
Kate McNeilis - Alternate - 49.74

Tonight's 100 freestyle will be the first final with two women's swimmers in the A race. Lindsay Gendron swam the sixth-best time in preliminaries, coming in at 48.28. Harper Bruens qualified for the B final in 49.00. Though Kate McNeilis clocked an NCAA B-cut time of 49.74, she is an alternate for the finals.

MEN'S 100 FREESTYLE

Who's swimming tonight?
Luke Percy - A Final - 42.53
Troy Tillman - B Final - 43.65
Gustav Aberg Ledjstrom - C Final - 43.75
Carl Svagerko - C Final - 44.08

Tennessee's represented in all three finals of the men's 100 freestyle. Freshman Luke Percy clocked the fastest time of his career -- an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 42.53 -- to make the A final. It is the second-fastest time in Tennessee history. Troy Tillman is in the B final with the 15th-best time of 43.65. A pair of Vols made the C final: Gustav Aberg Ledjstrom and Carl Svagerko.

WOMEN'S 200 BACKSTROKE

Who's swimming tonight?
Lauren Driscoll - B Final - 1:56.13
Amanda Carner - C Final - 1:56.47
Anna DeMonte - C Final - 1:56.48

Lauren Driscoll is swimming again tonight, this time in the 200 backstroke. She had the 15th-fastest time in 1:56.13. Amanda Carner and Anna DeMonte finished nearly simultaneously next to each other in the preliminaries. Both will be in the C final.

MEN'S 200 BACKSTROKE

Who's swimming tonight?
Sean Lehane - A Final - 1:39.94
Jimmy Dagley - C Final - 1:45.23

Sean Lehane swam more than two seconds faster than anyone else in the morning preliminaries in the 200 backstroke. Lehane demolished his own school record by more than a second, coming into the wall in 1:39.94. He is the first Vol to swim under 1:40.00. Fellow sophomore Jimmy Dagley also earned a second swim. He's in the C final with a time of 1:45.23.

WOMEN'S 200 BREASTSTROKE

Who's swimming tonight?
Molly Hannis - A Final - 2:08.52

Like Sean Lehane, Molly Hannis also improved on a school record. She bested her own time by swimming the 200 breaststroke in 2:08.52. She is the only women's swimmer in UT history to swim under 2:10.

WOMEN'S PLATFORM

Who's swimming tonight?
Tori Lamp - A Final - 283.95

Tori Lamp competed in her first platform competition since August, securing the fifth qualifying spot in 283.95. She is the two-time defending champion in this event. Both times Lamp relied on her final dive for big points to lead her to victory.

 

 

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