UF roundup: Gators take lead at SEC meet
Published: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 12:05 a.m.
Athens, Ga. — The No.1 Florida swimming and diving team holds an 80-point advantage over Auburn after four days of competition, but will need to finish strong on the last day of the Southeastern Conference Championships to claim its second consecutive conference championship.
The Florida women sit in third following another evening of SEC and school records for entire program.
Redshirt senior Sebastien Rousseau made his case for Swimmer of the Meet after winning his third individual championship of the meet. Rousseau held off a field that produced five NCAA 'A' cuts, and it took an SEC record time of 1:41.07 to get the job done.
"We'll need to push it because Auburn has a good day tomorrow,” UF coach Gregg Troy said. “They are fantastic on the freestyle. You never know what's going to happen, but it is good to be ahead 80 points. We don't think in those terms (if it is enough). We've got to come back tomorrow and have a good day. We've got some good events for us. They have a few more swims then us, so we'll need to get in and take care of business in the morning. Whatever happens, happens."
No. 1 Florida defeated Troy 3-0 in the first day of the Lipton Invitational at Pressly Stadium on Friday. The schedule was affected by the day's weather conditions.
Florida (13-0) was playing Indiana in the late game Friday. It was not finished at presstime.