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(SWIM) & Diving Gators Head to Athens for 2019 SEC Championships Monday Results added

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    Gators Head to Athens for 2019 SEC Championships
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    The 2019 SEC Championships get underway tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET with time trials, followed by men's 1-meter and women's 3-meter diving prelims.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida men's and women's swimming & diving teams return to the pool on Tuesday for the 2019 SEC Championships. The championships will be held at Gabrielsen Natatorium on the University of Georgia campus. Events get started on Tuesday morning with time trials at 11 a.m. ET, followed by men's 1-meter and women's 3-meter prelims at 11:30 a.m. ET.

    Both the Florida men's and women's swimming & diving programs have dominated the Southeastern Conference since league competition began, dating back to 1937 for the men and 1981 for the women. The men's team has claimed 39 SEC Championships, more than doubling its closest competitor, Auburn (18). The men's team is seeking its seventh-consecutive SEC title this year. The women have claimed 17 out of 38 possible league crowns, including 11 consecutive titles from 1986 through 1996, and their most recent title in 2009.

    The No. 6 ranked men's team has 17 swimmers and five relay teams with top-20 times in the SEC. Will Davis leads the way for Florida in the 50 Free with the fifth-fastest swim in the SEC, followed by Maxime Rooney in the No. 15 spot. Rooney holds the third-fastest time in the SEC in the 100 Free. Khader Baqlah and Will Davis have the ninth and 17th-fastest times in the 100 Free, respectively. Baqlah tops the SEC board in the 200 and 500 Free. Rooney, Kieran Smith, Trey Freeman and Grant Sanders also hold spots in the SEC top-20 for the 200 Free. Freeman and Robert Finke have the third and 14th-fastest times, respectively, in the 500 Free. In the 1,000 Free, the Gators are led by Freeman and Finke with the second-fastest and third-fastest times, respectively, in the SEC. Baqlah, Smith, and Drew Clark also recorded top-20 times in the 1,000 Free. Finke has the second-fastest time for the SEC in the 1,650 Free, followed by Freeman and Clark with the 11th- and 16th-fastest times, respectively.
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    Gators Open Day One with Seventh-Straight 800 Free Relay Title
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    Two podiums for Florida to open SEC Championships.

    ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Florida men's swimming & diving team opened the 2019 SEC Championships with a bang on Tuesday at the Gabrielsen Natatorium. The 800 Free Relay team picked up the first SEC championship for the Gators as they are currently sixth.

    For the seventh-straight time Florida won the SEC title in the 800 Free Relay. In a come-from-behind thriller, the squad of Trey Freeman, Khader Baqlah, Kieran Smith, and Maxime Rooney posted an SEC-record time of 6:10.50 to win the 800 Free Relay, which is the fourth-fastest mark in UF history. The Gators

    In the 200 Medley Relay, the team of Kacper Stokowski, Marco Guarente, Rooney, and Will Davis brought home a third-place finish. The team posted the fourth-best time in program history with a mark of 1:23.25.
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    Florida Leads after Day One at SEC Championships
    Chad Smith UF

    Gators collected two podium finishes on day one.

    ATHENS, Ga. – Brooke Madden and the 200 Medley Relay team led the Gators on the opening day of the 2019 SEC Championships at the Gabrielsen Natatorium on Tuesday. The Florida women's swimming & diving team picked up valuable team points on day one and helped Florida finish the day with the team lead.

    The Gators placed third in the 200 Medley Relay. Emma Ball, Vanessa Pearl, Sherridon Dressel, and Bella Garofalo recorded the second-fastest time in UF history with a combined effort of 1:35.64.

    On the 3-Meter Brooke Madden qualified for the finals with a fourth-place tally of 334.15. In the finals, Madden placed third with a season-best total of 350.80. Elizabeth Perez compiled a score of 310.45 and finished in seventh, sending her to the finals as well. Perez finished the finals in seventh with a score of 320.30. Emma Whitner placed 14th in the prelims with a mark of 285.95. Lauren Snider added a score of 229.75 and placed 26th in the prelims.
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