Feb. 22, 2009
Troyden Prinsloo, Georgia, Men's 1650 Freestyle
"I just wanted to win. I have had a bit of a rough schedule, and I haven't really tapered for the meet so my arms are a bit sore. It's a good time for now. Now I just have to get ready for NCAAs. I've raced (Mark) Randall since we were 10 or 11 back in South Africa, so I knew I had to break away from him or it would be tough to win"
Wendy Trott, Georgia, Women's 1650 Freestyle
"I knew the other girls could go out faster in the beginning than me. I am more of a back-off swimmer. My goal was to go just to try and stay with them in the beginning and hold on as best I could, and that is what I did. It is awesome to be a freshman and be able to win. There was great competition and it is really an honor to swim with these girls. I am really enjoying it here and I am really pleased with my performance."
Rexford Tullius, Florida, Men's 200 Backstroke
"I usually go out really slow and so for the second time ever I tried to go out faster. I guess it worked. It's helped to have Omar (Pinzon) to train with. At Florida we have the best backstroke group in the world. We have five guys under 2:00 in long course in the back, so it's really good."
Gemma Spofforth, Florida, Women's 200 Backstroke
"It is amazing to set a record. I kind of knew it was coming. I've been working really hard this year and getting back in shape. I've been finally getting back in and Christmas training was hard."
Matt Targett, Auburn, Men's 100 Freestyle
"My strategy changed a little bit from yesterday. In the relay yesterday I went out a little bit too fast, and didn't have as much to go home. I tried to go out a little slower. It's a best time but it doesn't necessarily mean it's the best strategy for me. I need a little bit more rest. It's great going one, two and three. It felt like training."
Morgan Scroggy, Georgia, Women's 100 Freestyle
Neil Versfeld, Georgia, Men's 200 Breaststroke
"I just dove in and swam hard for our team. I felt good. I thought I'd go a little faster, but I won and that's all that matters."
"I felt really good this morning, actually better than I did this evening. I just wanted to come out and get that record, and I did. Yesterday was my very first SEC title, so I came out hard my senior year for it. It's awesome"
Yi-Ting Siow, Arkansas, Women's 200 Breaststroke
"I haven't been eligible because I transferred, and I haven't raced collegiately for a year and a half, so I was a little nervous since it has been a while. I just had to keep telling myself to relax and race. It feels amazing to win. I can't even describe how happy I feel right now."
Mark Dylla, Georgia, Men's 200 Butterfly
"It has been my goal all year [setting the new NCAA record]. Our own Gill (Stovall) did it last year and he looked right at me and said, 'This is yours next year. Whenever - it is yours.' I have been working for it every day. Gill is here tonight and everything, so it means a lot to both of us. It stays in the program and it stays with Georgia."
Jemma Lowe, Florida, Women's 200 Butterfly
"When I was tied today, going down the main stretch anyway, I knew it was going to be a close race again, so I just tried to stay in the race until the end, and obviously it's great to get the record."
Dan Mazzaferro, Auburn, Men's Platform Diving
"Right now, I am speechless. It's awesome. I set the SEC record last year and I was really shooting for the school record and the NCAA record. I knew I would have to go 480 and I went 487, so I am very pleased with my performance."
Matt Targett and Gideon Louw, Auburn, Men's 400 Freestyle Relay
"Now that the meet is done, you look back and say I am more proud to have led three sweeps and four relays to victory. It's more of a team effort. It means more than individual accomplishments. I am really happy to do it with my closest friends, and I am really happy to be back at Auburn."- Targett
"It's very intense training with these guys. They have so much experience that I can exalt from them each day. It can be a lot all at once, but I'm doing my best. They are pushing me to the best and it puts together exciting relays."- Louw
Melissa Marik, Auburn, Women's 400 Freestyle Relay
"That right there is what swimming is all about. Racing, putting your hand on the wall, four girls, the whole team behind you, the fans in the stands, and just having fun - it's what swimming is all about. It was a good race, and we knew we had to come out on top of Georgia to get second place."
Gregg Troy, Florida Head Coach
"I am so proud of both our men and women's teams. They really brought it tonight. Yesterday we were in a little bit of a rut and had some trouble racing, but our divers really kept us in the meet. Both the men and women gave it everything they had tonight. Gemma was just outstanding and had some great swims. The men's and women's backstroke championships to kick off tonight were a big key to our success. We're extremely excited and we're going to take a couple of days to enjoy this, but then it's back to business. We're not done yet. We have some other team goals that we'd like to achieve this year."
Brett Hawke, Auburn Men's Coach
"The team just tried to focus on winning. That's what Richard (Quick) wanted us to come in here and do, was finish the job that we started earlier in the year. We stayed focused throughout the whole meet. It's just a relief that we won and Richard was here to see it."