Feb. 19, 2011
Sophomore swimmer Kelsey Floyd highlighted another fast and successful prelim round for the Lady Vol swimmers as she set a new school record in the 200y fly on Saturday morning at the 2011 SEC Championships held at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
Already owning the previous-best record in the event, Floyd enters the championship finals with the fastest prelim time of 1:54.97. The mark is just .02 second shy of being an NCAA automatic qualifier. Joining Floyd in the `A' final will be sophomore Brooke Watson, who claimed eighth with a time of 1:59.08.
Freshman Kennedy Higdon and senior Tricia Weaner will compete in the consolation finals of the event after grabbing 11th and 13th. Higdon's mark of 2:00.21 was a career best, while Weaner touched in at 2:00.66 to secure a B-cut time.
Moravcikova earned a spot in the `A' final by finishing third with a time of 2:11.25. The readout is the third fastest in Lady Vol history and a B-cut time. Colonias just missed qualifying for the championship final as she took ninth after swimming a 2:12.37. The B-cut time is the ninth-fastest in the Tennessee record books.
Sophomore Lauren Solernou registered the squad's best finish in the 200y back, claiming seventh with a mark of 1:56.04 to earn a spot in the championship final. Her time ranks seventh on UT's performers list and is also an NCAA B-cut and career-best readout.
A pair of Lady Vols will be in the `B' final of the event, as sophomore Mary Kate McNeilis and Weaner finished ninth and 10th, respectively. McNeilis touched in at 1:56.26, a career best time that ranks eighth on the Lady Vol performers list. Weaner recorded a B-cut and season-best time of 1:56.27.
Freshman Alex Frasier is the lone competitor to represent the Big Orange in the 100y free. The New Bedford, Mass., native grabbed 18th after a career-best mark of 49.91. The time is an NCAA B-cut standard and ranks eighth on the UT performers list.
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