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Aggies shine on day one of SEC Championships

Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 9:38 PM CST
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Columbia, Missouri -- The Texas A&M men’s swimming team began SEC Championships Tuesday night with 200 medley and 800 free relay competitions at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

The Aggies highlighted the night with two record-breaking trips to the podium. The 200 medley relay team of junior Shaine Casas, senior Tanner Olson, sophomore Jace Brown, and senior Mark Theall started the championships off strong with a trip to the podium and new school record, clocking in at 1:23.28. Casas’ time of 20.61 in the 50 back stands as the ninth-fastest time in the history of the event.

Casas, Theall, junior Kaloyan Bratanov, and junior Clayton Bobo made it back-to-back podium finishes for the Aggies, lowering the school record in the 800 free relay with a time of 6:11.63. The time stands as the second-fastest time in the nation this season and set a new Mizzou Aquatic Center record. Casas earned his second school record of the night, clocking in at 1:31.28 in the 200 free as the leadoff swimmer.

The Aggies will return to action Wednesday with prelims beginning at 9 a.m. and finals to follow at 5 p.m. For updates and results, follow along on Twitter @aggieswimdive.

Top Finishers200 Medley Relay – Shaine Casas, Tanner Olson, Jace Brown, Mark Theall - 1:23.28800 Free Relay – Shaine Casas, Mark Theall, Kaloyan Bratanov, Clayton Bobo – 6:11.63* *denotes first-place finish

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