Florida adds two SEC championship titles in one night

By Adam Silverstein
February 24, 2019
Florida adds two SEC championship titles in one night
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While most were focused on Florida Gators basketball’s come-from-behind victory on Saturday afternoon, two of the program’s other men’s teams picked up big wins a couple of hours later.

It started with the men’s track & field team, which won the 2019 SEC Indoor Championship behind three individual titles and seven athletes also medaling at the event. The league crown is the seventh for head coach Mike Holloway in men’s competition and the fourth SEC Indoors title his group has captured since he took over the men’s program at Florida in 2003.

UF has now gone 42 consecutive years winning at least one SEC title.

On Saturday evening, the Gators men’s swimming & diving team followed suit with its seventh straight SEC Championship, the 40th such title in program history. The title is men’s head swimming coach Anthony Nesty’s first since taking over the program after serving 20 years as an assistant.

The SEC title victories on Saturday give Florida athletics a combined 250 conference championships, including 242 in the SEC.

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