Greeff Wins Silver on SEC Swimming & Diving Day 3

by Brandon Berrio
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Greeff Wins Silver on SEC Swimming & Diving Day 3

AUBURN, Ala.— Senior Frank Greeff collected LSU’s fourth medal of the 2015 Southeastern Conference Championships and the second of his career with a second-place finish in the 100 fly (46.24) on day three of SEC’s. In addition to his silver medal, Greeff posted a career high in prelims and remains in third place on the top-10 list.

“Today was a solid day and we were able to putt ourselves in a position for great points,” LSU swimming coach Dave Geyer said. “At night we just got to race and see if we could gain some spots from where we were seeded. We’re past the halfway point so now we have to keep the momentum into the second half of the meet. We have some strong swims ahead of us.”

The LSU women sit in fourth place with 404 points and the men are in eighth place with 310 points after three days.

Daniel Helm and Andrew Suchla made strong showings in the final of the men’s three-meter springboard. Helm finished fourth with a score of 424.75, for the second-highest score in school history. Suchla posted the eight-highest score in school history (373.80) for sixth place.

“This level of competition from the men and women in prelims and finals is the deepest that I’ve seen,” LSU diving coach Doug Shaffer said. “Tonight’s final was just a ride. There’s not more I can ask from Daniel and Andrew, setting personal bests in both the prelims and finals. This was a huge growing experience for Andrew and it sets him up for the future. I just want to finish strong over the last two days.”

Alex Linge also competed in the championship final of the 100 fly along with Greeff and finished in sixth place. Linge’s time of 46.49 in prelims was enough for fourth on LSU’s top times list.

Brandon Goldman started off the evening by finishing seventh in the ‘C’ final of the 400 IM. Goldman’s time of 3:51.53 is tied for fourth on LSU’s top times list. Sophie Weber finished 8th in the ‘B’ final of the 400 IM with a time of 4:17.03.

Sophomore Logan Rysemus competed in the ‘C’ final of the 100 fly and finished fourth with a time of 47.27.

Amber Carter finished seventh with a time of 52.70 and Kara Kopcso finished eighth with a time of 52.93 in the championship final of the 100 fly. Kopcso posted a career-best time of 52.73 in the swim off for the final spot in the ‘A’ final.

Jake Markham was the lone male to reach a final in the 200 free. Markham finished seventh in the ‘B’ final with a time of 1:36.54. The freshman posted the third-fastest time in school history during prelims (1:36.18).

The women wrapped up the third day of competition with the 200 free. Danielle Stirrat finished seventh in the ‘B’ final with a time of 1:47.40. In prelims, Stirrat finished with a time of 1:46.31 for second on LSU’s top time list.

Megan Cox touched the wall eighth with a time of 1:47.75 in the ‘B’ final. Leah Troskot also swam to a fifth-place finish with a time of 1:48.37 in the ‘C’ final. Troskot posted the fifth-best time (1:47.58) in school history during prelims.

LSU returns to the pool tomorrow with the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast and women’s platform. Kara Kopcso holds the school record in the 200 fly, Caley Oquist is the record holder in the 100 back and Cassie Weil is the record holder on platform. Weil is also the reigning bronze medal winner. Frank Greeff holds the school record in the 200 fly for the men.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, February 21
200 Butterfly (Prelims)- 10 a.m.
100 Backstroke (Prelims
100 Breaststroke (Prelims)
Women’s Platform (Prelims)- 12 p.m.

200 Butterfly (Finals)- 6 p.m.
100 Backstroke (Finals)
100 Breaststroke (Finals)
Women’s Platform (Final)
400 Medley Relay (Finals)

Saturday, February 22
100 Freestyle (Prelims)- 10 a.m.
200 Backstroke (Prelims)
200 Breaststroke (Prelims)
Men’s Platform (Prelims)- 12 p.m.

1650 Freestyle (Finals)- 6 p.m.
100 Freestyle (Final)
200 Backstroke (Final)
200 Breaststroke (Final)
Men’s Platform (Final)
400 Freestyle Relay

*All times listed in CT.