Men's Swimming & Diving Increases Lead in Atlanta

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Men's Swimming & Diving Increases Lead in Atlanta

ATLANTA — The LSU men’s swimming and diving team increased its lead Saturday at the Georgia Tech Invitational by recording an impressive 349 points. The LSU women’s team compiled 325 points and remains in second place.

LSU stands strong with 650 points, 14 ahead of Florida State’s 636. Trailing LSU and Florida State are North Carolina State at third (476) and host Georgia Tech at fourth (446.)

On the women’s side, Florida State is in the lead with 774 points. LSU sits in second with 589 points. North Carolina State is third with 312 points, followed by Duke at fourth with 300 points.

The competition concludes on Sunday with preliminaries beginning at 8:30 a.m. CST. Finals get underway at 4:30 p.m. CST. Live statistics can be followed on www.LSUsports.net.

LSU won two of the four relays and had a top-three finish in the other two.

Monica McJunkin, Victoria Givens, Katie Gilmore and Katherine Noland placed first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:43.03. LSU had another top-five finish with the team of Leigh Ann King, Kannon Betzen, Jane Trepp and Sabrina Messmer coming in fourth at 1:45.22. In the men’s heat, Hannes Heyl, Roy Chambers, Christoph Lubenau and Miko Malberg placed second with a time of 1:30.00.

Julius Gloeckner, Connor Farber, Sean LeNeave and Clint Hallum claimed first place in the 800 freestyle relay by clocking in at 6:38.83. In the women’s heat, Katherine Noland, Lauren Grandy, Betzen and Messmer finished at 7:31.68 to claim third place.
 
Individually, LSU took four first-place honors in championship heats.

LSU claimed three out of the top five spots in the 100 backstroke with Heyl taking first (49.62), Braud placing second (50.14) and Malberg finishing fourth (50.62.) McJunkin and Gilmore finished 1-2 in on the women’s side by clocking in at 55.05 and 56.21, respectively.

Gilmore took first place honors in the 100 butterfly clocking in at 54.86. Noland came in at third with a time of 55.70. On the men’s side, Tigers took the top two spots in the 100 butterfly as Lubenau and Heyl finished 48.38 and 48.86, respectively.

Gonzales took runner-up honors in the 400 IM with a time of 3:58.32.  Shortly after Gonzales came Hallum in fourth (3:59.23) and Nate Telep in fifth (4:00.22.) Christina Herubin was LSU’s top finisher on the women’s side finishing 16th (4:37.04.)

Noland placed fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:51.42. In the men’s heat, Farber placed fifth by clocking in at 1:41.83.

In the 100 breaststroke, Betzen finished at 1:04.02 to take third place. Chris White claimed LSU’s top time on the men’s side finishing in ninth with a time of 57.41.

In the divining events, Rachel Ware finished third overall (278.35) in the women’s 3-meter. Paige Brown took 11th place (236.80.) On the men’s side, Michael Neubacher was LSU’s highest finisher at fourth (327.85.) Niko Dalman came in at eighth (292.30) and Nathan Schreiber at 12th (238.10.)

2007 Georgia Tech Invitational
Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Atlanta, Ga.

Men’s Team Standings (After Day 2)
1. LSU — 650
2. Florida State — 636
3. North Carolina State — 476
4. Georgia Tech — 446
5. Duke — 257
6. Florida Atlantic –123
7. Miami — 61

Women’s Team Standings (After Day 2)
1. Florida State — 774
2. LSU — 589
3. North Carolina State — 476
4. Georgia Tech — 446
5. Duke 257
6. Florida Atlantic –123
7. Miami — 61

Sunday’s Schedule of Events
Preliminaries start at 8:30 a.m. CST
Finals start at 4:30 p.m. CST

1,650-yard free
200 yard-backstroke
100-yard free
200-yard breaststroke
200-yard butterfly
Platform diving
400-yard free relay