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Feb. 28, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina junior swimmer Michael Flach has earned second team All-SEC honors, the league announced Thursday.

Flach had one of the most successful weeks of his career at the 2013 SEC Championships in College Station, Texas. He won silver in the 500 freestyle with a school-record and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4:15.32, which is currently the third fastest time in the country. He made the finals of the 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly, finishing fourth in both events.

A native of Annandale, Va., Flach also helped set three school records in relay events. In the 800 freestyle relay, he swam the fastest leg (1:34.36) to lead the team to a sixth-place finish with a school-record and NCAA A cut of 6:23.99. He was also a part of the school record setting 400 medley relay (3:11.83) and 200 freestyle relay teams (1:18.88).

Athletes that earned a first-place finish in any event at the SEC Championships were named to the All-SEC first team, and any athlete that was a runner-up in any event was a second-team selection.

Men’s Second Team All-SEC
Brad deBorde, Florida
Corey Main, Florida
Matthew Curby, Florida
Dan Wallace, Florida
Will Freeman, Georgia
Greg Ferrucci, Kentucky
Igor Kozlovskij, Missouri
Michael Flach, South Carolina
Sam Rairden, Tennessee
Renato Prono, Tennessee
Oystein Hetland, Tennessee
Ed Walsh, Tennessee
Gustav Aberg Lejdstrom, Tennessee
Tristan Slater, Tennessee
Sam Lenhane, Tennessee
John Dalton, Texas A&M
Ford McLiney, Texas A&M