Sthamann Wins Platform at Art Adamson

by Brandon Berrio
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — In her first collegiate platform competition, freshman Madison Sthamann posted the second-highest score (306) in LSU Diving history to earn the win on the final day of the Art Adamson Invitational.

“I’m really proud of Madison’s performance,” LSU Diving coach Doug Shaffer said. “Her last two performances have been stellar. Overall though there were some things I really liked. I’m really optimistic with what we’ve done. We’re only half way through the season so this gives us a blue print for the rest of the season.”

Daniel Helm tallied 386.85 points on platform, enough for second place. Andrew Suchla also finished in sixth place with a score of 291.95. Behind Sthamann on platform, Alex Bettridge finished third with a final score of 248.15. Cassie Weil also finished fourth with a score of 246.20

The LSU women’s team ended the event in third place with 634 total points, while the men finished second behind Stanford with 573 points.

“Overall I was pleased with our performances throughout the invite,” LSU Swimming coach Dave Geyer said. “It was a long three days with a lot of racing but that’s what we came here to do. There is a ton of potential with this team, and I am really looking forward to the second half of the season.

Freshman Jane MacDougall finished sixth in the 1650 free with a time of 16:45.34. MacDougall’s time is the fifth-fastest time in program history. Elliot Dewlen also finished sixth in the mile with a time of 15:51.40.

To start the individual events, Danielle Stirrat (1:55.36) finished fourth and Caley Oquist (1:55.53) finished sixth in the championship final of the 200 back.

Brandon Goldman touched the wall second in the ‘B’ final of the 200 back with a time of 1:47.59. Also in the ‘B’ final, Michael Young (1:47.80) finished fourth and Daniel Swietlicki finished fifth (1:47.87).

Amber Carter finished fifth in the ‘B’ final of the 100 free with a time of 49.76. Megan Cox also touched the wall fourth in the ‘C’ final with a time of 50.49.

Alex Linge (44.38) touched the wall sixth in the championship final and Marco Gonzalez (44.83) won the ‘C’ final of the 100 free.

In the ‘B’ final of the 200 breast, Colleen O’Neil (2:16.43) finished fourth and Taryn MacKenzie (2:17.77) finished seventh.

Silas Dejean finished sixth in the championship final of the 200 breast with a time of 1:59.09. That time for Dejean is a personal best. Harry Ackland also won the 100 breast ‘C’ final with a time of 2:02.59.

Sophomore Kara Kopcso touched the wall third in the championship final of the 200 fly with a time of 1:57.17. In the ‘B’ final of the 200 fly, Sophie Weber finished second with a time of 2:01.09.

Three LSU men swam to second-place finishes in the 200 fly. Frank Greeff touched the wall second in the championship final with a time of 1:45.09. Jake Markham (1:49.75) finished second in the ‘B’ final and Rysemus (1:50.89) finished second in the ‘C’ final.

The women’s team of Leah Troskot, Carter, Danielle Stirrat and Megan Cox rounded out competition with a fourth-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:19.25). The team of Linge, Joao Mescolote, Marco Gonzalez and Greeff finished sixth in the 400 free relay with a time of 2:57.53.

The swim team takes the next six weeks off from competition before returning to Texas to take on SMU Jan. 3. The divers return to competition mid December when they split for the USA Diving Winter Championships and the LSU Diving Invitational.

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