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.

Kelly Fertel, Rosie Zavaros, Tori Bindi, and Georgia Marris placed sixth in the 800 Free Relay with a combined effort of 7:01.32. Their swim is the seventh-best swim in Florida history.

Day two begins with the 500 Free prelims at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

Team Standings
1. Florida – 165
2. Texas A&M – 162
3. Arkansas – 139
4. Georgia – 132
5. Auburn – 126
6. Tennessee – 123
7. Kentucky – 122
8. LSU – 118
9. Missouri – 113
10. South Carolina – 105
11. Alabama – 97
12. Vanderbilt – 60

2019 Swim & Dive Championship Schedule

Date Time Event
Wed., Feb. 20 10:00 a.m. Swimming Prelims
500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free
12:30 p.m. Women’s 1-meter Prelims
6:00 p.m. Swimming & Diving Finals (M&W)
500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free, Women’s 1-meter, 200 Free Relay
Thurs., Feb. 21 10:00 a.m. Swimming Prelims (M&W)
400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free
12:30 p.m. Men’s 3-meter Prelims
6:00 p.m. Swimming & Diving Finals (M&W)
400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, Men’s 3-meter
Fri., Feb. 22 10:00 a.m. Swimming Prelims (M&W)
200 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast
12:30 p.m. Women’s Platform Prelims
6:00 p.m. Swimming & Diving Finals (M&W)
200 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast, Women’s Platform, 400 Medley Relay
Sat., Feb 23 10:00 a.m. Swimming Prelims (M&W)
200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast
12:30 p.m. Men’s Platform Prelims
TBD Swim 1650 Free Prelims
6:00 p.m. Swimming & Diving Finals (M&W)
1650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, Men’s Platform, 400 Free Relay

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