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Minuth Wins Gold in 500 Free, Vincent Earns Bronze in 1-Meter Dive on Day Two of SEC Championships
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Minuth Wins Gold in 500 Free, Vincent Earns Bronze in 1-Meter Dive on Day Two of SEC Championships

Feb. 15, 2017

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Meet: 2017 SEC Championships — Day 2

Date: Feb. 15, 2017

Facility: Jones Aquatic Center

Location: Knoxville, Tenn..

Place Team Points
1. Florida 486.5
2. Auburn 346
3. Texas A&M 324
4. Georgia 314
5. Alabama 287
6. South Carolina 278
7. Tennessee 261.5
8. LSU 199
9. Kentucky 196
10. Missouri 186
Place Team Points
1. Texas A&M 488
2. Georgia 410
3. Auburn 371
4. Missouri 349
5. Tennessee 344
6. Kentucky 310
7. Florida 116
8. LSU 231
9. South Carolina 203
10. Alabama 187
11. Arkansas 133 12. Vanderbilt 30
Name Event Finals Time
Julia Vincent Women’s 1M Dive 3rd — 351.85
Mikaela Lujan Women’s 1M Dive 8th — 307.90
Taylor Worrell Women’s 500-yard Freestyle 24th — 4:49.22
Emma Barksdale Women’s 200-yard IM 7th — 1:56.65
Lappin, Vay, Keith, Lingmann Women’s 200-yard Freestyle Relay 9th — 1:31.27
Fynn Minuth Men’s 500-yard Freestyle 1st — 4:11.07
Akram Mahmoud Men’s 500-yard Freestyle 8th — 4:17.57
Tomas Peribonio Men’s 500-yard Freestyle 9th — 4:16.31
Cody Bekemeyer Men’s 500-yard Freestyle 10th — 4:17.73
Jack Smith Men’s 200-yard IM 15th — 1:45.73
Nils Wich-Glasen Men’s 200-yard IM 17th — 1:45.03

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Fynn Minuth won the SEC Championship in the men’s 500-yard freestyle and Julia Vincent took home the bronze in the women’s 1-meter dive to contribute to a successful second day for the Gamecocks at the 2017 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships.

South Carolina’s men remain in sixth place, while the women move to ninth. The Gamecocks set five new school records and 22 personal records on the second day of competition.

On the women’s side, Julia Vincent took home her second medal of the week when she finished third in the 1-meter. Vincent’s preliminary mark of 358.85 set a personal record, school record, SEC record and Tennessee pool record. Lauren Reedy of Missouri went on to top Vincent in the finals with a score of 364.30, setting a new conference and pool record.

On the men’s side, Fynn Minuth earned his first SEC conference title when he posted a new personal record, school record and current fastest NCAA time this season in the 500-yard free when he finished in 4:11.07. His time was good enough to earn a NCAA `A’ cut and just missed the SEC record by .34 seconds.


Carolina started the second day of competition with four Gamecocks in the 500-yard free. Minuth and Akram Mahmoud represented South Carolina in the A final, while Tom Peribonio and Cody Bekemeyer swam in the B final. Mahmoud finished in eighth with a time of 4:17.57, Peribonio set a new PR with a time of 4:16.31 for a ninth place finish and Bekemeyer also recorded a new PR and a 10th place finish with a time of 4:17.73.

Jack Smith and Nils Wich-Glasen advanced to the finals of the 200-yard IM. Smith swam in the B final and set a PR with a time of 1:45.73 for a 15th place finish, while Wich-Glasen set a new school record and PR when he finished 17th with a time of 1:45.03.

The Gamecocks wrapped up the evening with the 200-yard freestyle relay and another new school record. Jonathan Boland, Caleb Tosh, Patrick McCrillis and Wich-Glasen came in seventh place with a time of 1:18.69.


Taylor Worrell was the only Gamecock in the women’s 500-yard freestyle. She posted a time of 4:49.22, good for eighth place in the C final and 24th overall.

Emma Barksdale highlighted the women’s overall performance as she set a new school record in the 200-yard IM during prelims, then turned around and broke the record again in the finals. Barksdale finished seventh overall with a time of 1:56.65 to earn a NCAA `B’ cut.

South Carolina closed out the night with the 200-yard freestyle relay. Christina Lappin, Meredith Vay, McKenna Keith and Edith Lingmann finished in ninth place with a time of 1:31.37.


  • Julia Vincent’s third place finish in the 1M dive was her best career performance, topping her previous mark of 344.70.
  • Fynn Minuth’s first place finish in the 500-yard freestyle was his best career performance. He set a new school record and currently holds the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
  • The Gamecocks broke a total of five school records on the day.
  • Carolina set 22 new personal records on day two of the conference meet.


South Carolina continues their run at the 2017 SEC Championships tomorrow at 10 a.m.