Alabama Swimming and Diving Closes Tennessee Invitational with Another School Record

Katie Windham

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Alabama Swimming and Diving Closes Tennessee Invitational with Another School Record

Rookie Avery Wiseman now owns both Alabama’s 100 and 200 breaststroke records after burying the 200 mark on Saturday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Alabama swimming and diving closed out the Tennessee Invitational on a high note with yet another school record, giving the Crimson Tide six new marks over the course of the three-day meet, including four from the women and two from the men.

Avery Wiseman broke the Crimson Tide’s 200 breaststroke record during Saturday’s prelims, going 2:06.92 to become the first UA woman under 2:07 in the event, before dropping it again in finals with a 2:05.46, becoming the first Tide woman to go under 2:06.

In addition to breaking the last of six school records on the weekend, Alabama won six events on the final day of the meet at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

Alabama’s men and women both finished second in the team standings to the homestanding Tennessee Vols, with the women tallying 881.5 points and the men scoring 980.

More Alabama Highlights from Saturday

  • Kensey McMahon won the 1,650 freestyle in a time of 15:52.06
  • Tanesha Lucoe won the women’s platform event with 276.00 points
  • Rhyan White won the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:49.72
  • Kalia Antoniou led a 1-2-3 sweep for the Crimson Tide in the 100 freestyle, taking top honors with a 47.71, while Morgan Scott (47.94) was second and Cora Dupre (48.49) was third
  • Derek Maas finished first in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:52.46
  • The Tide women closed out their meet with a 400 freestyle relay win, with Antoniou, Scott, Diana Petkova and Dupre clocking a 3:10.59 to take the top spot by more than a second
  • The Tide men finished out the meet with Kaique Alves, Jonathan Berneburg, Maas and Matt Menke clocking a 2:50.41 in the 400 freestyle relay to take second
  • Charlie Hawke took second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:44.22
  • Jake Marcum (1:41.20) was second and Eric Stelmar (1:42.22) was third in the 200 backstroke
  • Mohamed Farouk led the Tide off the men’s platform, taking third with a score of 359.20
  • Alves was third in the 100 freestyle after touching the wall at 42.93

Up Next

  • The Tennessee Invitational marked the last meet of 2021 for the Tide swimmers, while the divers will compete at the Auburn Diving Invitational Dec. 15-18
  • The divers will open the New Year with the Tennessee Diving Invitational Jan. 3-6
  • The swimmers and divers return to dual-meet action on Jan. 8 in Athens, Ga., against the Georgia Bulldogs

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