COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Alabama swimming and diving senior Christopher Reid won his second consecutive 200 backstroke title on the last day of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Championships on the Texas A&M campus this week.
Reid posted a career-best 1:39.42 to take his second SEC title, bettering the field by more than a half second and his previous career-best time by more than two-tenths of a second.
The men’s 400 freestyle relay of junior Robert Howard, sophomore Zane Waddell, Reid and junior Laurent Bams took third with a season-best 2:50.24.
Howard took fifth in the men’s 100 freestyle with a 42.58. Waddell won the B final and took ninth overall with a time of 42.80, while Bams was 13th after stopping the clock with a 43.75.
Senior Bailey Scott bettered her own school record in the 100 freestyle, touching the wall at 48.41 and finishing sixth. Freshman Flora Molnar touched the wall at 48.90 and senior Temarie Tomley went 49.11 in the B final of the 100 freestyle, to take 11th and 14th, respectively. After posting a 44.01 in prelims, senior Matthew Adams took 21st overall in the 100 freestyle.
The women’s 400 freestyle of Molnar, Tomley, freshman Leonie Kullmann and Scott posted a 3:15.74 to take sixth place.
Senior Christina Lu tallied 234.95 points in the platform diving event to take 13th place. Junior Justine Macfarlane took 13th in the 200 breaststroke after posting a time of 2:10.66.
Freshman Michael Burris posted a career-best 1:57.09 to take 19th in the 200 breaststroke. His time ranks him seventh all-time at UA.
In the women’s 200 backstroke, sophomore Kacey Oberlander clocked a career-best 1:56.42 in prelims before finish 23rd in finals. Sophomore Alexis Preski took 24th in the 1,650 freestyle with a 16:43.70.
The Tide men took eighth as a team after scoring 661.5 points, while the women were ninth after tallying 539 points.