Tigers Finish Strong at Last Chance Meet

by Chris Heigle
Tigers Finish Strong at Last Chance Meet

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – On the final day of the Texas A&M Last Chance Meet, six LSU Tigers combined for seven personal-best times, including two by freshman Alyssa Helak.

“To get 15 personal-best times, including a school record, is a very successful weekend for this group,” said LSU associate head coach Jeana Kempe. “This is a great way to end the season for many of these swimmers, and will definitely help to carry momentum into next season.”

Helak, a freshman from Williamsville, New York, started the day with a personal-best in the women’s 200 backstroke, where she finished fifth with a time of 2:01.80. Helak also earned the final personal-best of the day in the women’s 50 freestyle time trial, where she swam a time of 24.44 seconds.

Lauren McIntosh and Miranda Nichols were the other two women to set personal-bests today, and both were in the women’s 100 free. McIntosh finished second with a time of 50.42 seconds, and Nichols finished eighth, touching the wall at 51.62 seconds.

Freshmen Jeffrey Snoddy and Braden Nyboer were the two men to set personal-records today. Snoddy set his personal-best in the men’s 200 breaststroke, finishing with a time of 2:01.74.

Nyboer set a new personal-best in the mile, finishing second with a time of 16:03.26.

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