Swimming & Diving Completes Day 1 at Adamson

by Brandon Berrio
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Swimming & Diving Completes Day 1 at Adamson

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Four swimmers raced times fast enough for top-10 all time in LSU swimming history in day 1 of the Art Adamson Invitational. The LSU Swimming and Diving teams wrapped up day with 157 points for the Lady Tigers and 247.5 points for the men’s team.

Preliminary competition will begin tomorrow morning at 10a.m. The finals will begin at 6 p.m. Live meet results will be posted on aggieathletics.com and divemeets.com.

“The prelims were getting into the meet and getting comfortable.” LSU swimming coach Dave Geyer said. “We talked about forcing the races to get second swims. I think our team did a great job of doing that. We were able to come back and race some good times for the finals.”

To lead off the swimming events, the men’s 200 free relay team finished second with a mark of 1:19.53.

In the men’s 200 IM, Frank Greeff touched the wall second with a time of 1:48.61. It’s an NCAA “B” cut and enough for seventh all-time in LSU swimming history.

November student-athlete of the month, Logan Rysemus placed sixth in the 200 IM with a mark of 1:50.36.

Michael Saco touched the wall fourth in the 50 free final with a time of 20.65. Marco Gonzalez finished fifth (20.65) and Alex Linge placed eighth (20.75).

For the women, Colleen O’Neil finished sixth in the 200 IM with a mark of 1:59.15. That mark is fourth all-time in LSU women’s swimming history. It is also enough for an NCAA “B” cut. Sophie Weber finished seventh with a  time of 2.00.43 which is enough for seventh all-time in LSU swimming history.

Junior Amber Carter finished seventh in the 50 free with a time of 22.70 for her season high.

The women’s team in the 200 freestyle relay finished fourth with a mark of 1:32.18.

“There were definitely some exciting races and it was good to see some of our younger athletes come along,” Geyer said. “Our veterans are also stepping up. With how young our men’s team is, it’s good to see they’re gaining confidence and getting fast times.”

Grant Grenfell took first in the 200 IM “D” with a time of 1:53.33 and Eric Klein touched the wall first in the “C” final with a time of 1:52.87.

In the 50 free “D” final, Devin McCaffrey finished first with a time of 20.75 and Michael Young placed first in the “C” final with a mark of 20.79.

In the men’s 400 medley relay consolation final, LSU’s team took first with a time of 3:20.20.

In the consolation final of the 50 freestyle, Leah Troskot touched the wall second with a time of 22:86 for seventh all-time in LSU swimming history.

“Today was a good day. Eight tiger divers competed and seven made the finals” LSU diving coach Doug Shaffer said. I really liked a lot of things that we were doing today. We had some excellent performances and overall it was really good. It’s only day one so we have to move forward.

Senior Sean McKinney tied for fourth place in the 1-meter dive to lead off Thursday’s finals with a score of 363.70. Kevin Leong finished in tenth place and Zakary Rowton finished eleventh.

In the 3- meter, Alex Bettridge scored 324.35 points for second place and Cassie Weil scored 323.30 for third. Allie Alter also scored 299.10 points for a fifth place finish and career best.

A full recap will be available on lsusports.net at the conclusion of Friday’s events. For more information and updates on LSU Swimming and Diving please visit LSUsports.net, ‘like’ us on Facebook at LSU Swimming and Diving or follow us on Twitter @LSUswimdive.

ORDER OF EVENTS
Women events are odd numbers and men events are even numbers

Friday:
13/14: 200 Medley Relay
15/16: 400 I.M.

17/18: 100 Butterfly
19/20: 200 Freestyle
21/22: 100 Breaststroke
23/24: 100 Backstroke
25/26: Diving

27/28: 800 Freestyle Relay

Saturday:
29/30: 1650 Freestyle
31/32: 200 Backstroke
33/34: 100 Freestyle
35/36: 200 Breaststroke
37/38: 200 Butterfly
39/40: Platform Diving
41/42: 400 Freestyle Relay

START TIMES

Friday:
Swimming Prelims: 10 a.m.
Diving Prelims: 12:30 p.m.
Swimming and Diving Finals in event order: 6 p.m.

Saturday:
Swimming Prelims: 10 a.m.
Diving Prelims: 12:30 p.m.
Swimming and Diving Finals in event order: 6 p.m.