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    SEC Swimming And Diving Athletes Of The Week

    SEC FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
    Melanie Margalis, Georgia
    Sr. • Clearwater, Fla.
     
    Margalis won two individual events and was on a victorious relay during Georgia's win at Florida. She won the 200 freestyle in 1:46.92 and the 200 individual medley in 1:57.88. Both times rank first in the SEC. Margalis is also No. 2 in the country in the 200 individual medley and No. 4 in the 200 freestyle. The Florida native also swam the second leg of the 200 medley relay that won in 1:39.80 and came in second in the 200 backstroke in 1:56.35.
     
    SEC FEMALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
    Kahlia Warner, Florida
    So. • Queensland, Australia
     
    Sophomore Kahlia Warner helped keep the Gators within striking distance of Georgia with a victory on the three-meter and a second place finish on the one-meter. With the one-meter occurring before the meet, Warner delivered a 299.55, one point below her season best. With the Gators trailing after nine events, Warner stepped up and dove her season best on three-meter, 340.43, a mark that ranks third-highest in the SEC.
     
    SEC FEMALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
    Olivia Smoliga, Georgia
    Glenview, Ill.
     
    Smoliga led off two victorious relays during Georgia’s win over No. 5 Florida on Friday. She helped the 200 medley relay win in 1:39.80 and the 400 freestyle relay win in 3:22.17. The 200 medley relay time ranks second nationally and the 400 freestyle relay is No. 7. Smoliga came in second individually in the 100 freestyle (49.77) and the 100 backstroke (54.43), both marks rank fourth in the SEC. Her 100 backstroke effort lowered her NCAA provisional qualifying time while her 100 freestyle time ranks ninth nationally.
     
    SEC MALE SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
    Chase Kalisz, Georgia
    So. • Bel Air, Md.
     
    Kalisz won three individual events - all with the top times in the country - during Georgia’s meet at Florida. He claimed the 200 butterfly in 1:43.55, the 200 breaststroke in 1:57.20 and the 200 individual medley in 1:45.23. All three of those times rank No. 1 in the nation and are NCAA provisional qualifying times. Kalisz is also No. 1 in the country in the 400 individual medley and holds a B-cut time in the event.
     
    SEC MALE DIVER OF THE WEEK
    John Santeiu, Auburn
    Sr. • Dearborn Heights, Mich.
     
    Santeiu won the 3-meter dive during Auburn’s 151-87 win over LSU on Saturday. He won the event in 400.28, besting the second place finisher by nearly 50 points, and was the runner-up on the 1-meter board with a score of 368.25.
     
    SEC MALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
    Mitch D’Arrigo, Florida
    Rome, Italy
     
    D’Arrigo picked up big points in the No. 2 Gators 179-119 dual win over No. 6 Georgia. He finished second in the 1000 freestyle in a career best and the nation’s fourth best time of 9:07.543. D’Arrigo returned to the water and went head to with Georgia’s Matias Koski in the 500 free. D’Arrigo delivered the fifth fastest time in the country in an NCAA B cut swim of 4:24.78.