Lady Vol swimmer sets new NCAA record at SEC Championships

ATHENS, GA - FEBRUARY 20, 2019 - Erika Brown of the Tennessee Volunteers during the Day Two Finals Session during the 2019 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, GA. Photo By John Golliher/Tennessee Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Lady Vol swimmer Erika Brown set a new NCAA record in the 50-yard freestyle at the Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

Brown touched the wall with a time of 21.15. It is the second consecutive year she has taken home gold in the event.

Junior Meghan Small beat out Texas A&M swimmer Sydney Pickrem in the 200-yard Individual Medley, taking home a gold medal and setting a new SEC record time of 1:51.62. It is also a new Tennessee record and the fastest time swum by a female NCAA swimmer this season.

The Lady Vols relays have a pair of gold medals. The foursome won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:26.51, setting a new SEC record and 200-yard medley relay with an SEC record breaking time of 1:35.26. The Tennessee men's team took home bronze and silver in the same events.

The Lady Vols have now won the 200-yard medley relay seven times since 2010.

Several other Vol swimmers are leaving their mark on the meet.

Erika Brown won the 100 yard fly and tied her SEC record time of 49.85.

Meghan Small had a come from behind swim to finish second in the 200 yard free with a time of 1:43.37.

UT men's diver Zhipeng Zeng won the 3-meter with 483.15 points.

Joey Reilman brought home silver with a school record-breaking time of 1:32.35 in the 200 free.

The meet runs through Saturday at the University of Georgia.