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Six Tigers Move On To Day Two SEC Championship Finals

by Tanner Craft
Six Tigers Move On To Day Two SEC Championship Finals

ATHENS, Ga. – Six Tigers will compete in the finals in their respective events after the Wednesday morning prelims at the 2019 SEC Championships at the University of Georgia.  Four swimmers and two divers will suit back up Wednesday night looking to bring major points to their teams.  

Women’s One-Meter Prelim

Lizzie Cui qualified for the one-meter springboard finals by diving to a score of 313.00 to finish third in the prelim.  Aimee Wilson finished in fifth place with a score of 304.70 to advance to the finals. 

50-Yard Freestyle

After swimming a 22.33 in the 50-Yard Freestyle, Haylee Knight was forced to a swim-off for the eighth spot in the A-Final.  The senior touched the wall in 22.26, finishing second in the swim-off and will swim in the B-Final tonight.  

For the men, Matthew Klotz finished in 13thplace, making the B-Final with a time of 19.74.  The qualifying time moves the junior up to eighth on the LSU all-time list. 

200-Yard IM

In the Women’s 200-Yard Individual Medley, Nicole Rozier touched the wall in 1:57.73 to qualify for the C-Final. Rozier, a junior, now holds the third best 200-Yard IM time in LSU history.

On the men’s side, Thomas Smith qualified for the C-Final after swimming a 1:46.24 which also tied the 3rdbest time in school history with Brandon Goldman. Luca Pfyffer‘s time of 1:48.03 propelled him to number eight on the LSU all-time list. 

Wednesday Prelim Results (finals qualifiers)

Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle

39. Lexi Daniels – 4:51.66

45. Alyssa Helak – 4:54.53

48. Tennyson Henry – 4:57.69

49. Kit Hanley – 4:58.21

Men’s 500-Yard Freestyle

45. Keagan Finley – 4:29.61

Women’s 200-Yard Individual Medley

19. Nicole Rozier – 1:57.73

38. Brittany Thompson – 2:00.79

45. Olivia Paskulin – 2:01.56

47. Lauren Thompson – 2:01.94

Men’s 200-Yard Individual Medley

21. Thomas Smith – 1:46.24

36. Luca Pfyffer – 1:48.03

44. Michael Petro – 1:49.13

45. Cameron Karkoska – 1:49.30

46. Alarii Levreault-Lopez – 1:50.40

48. Brian McGroarty – 1:51.43 

Women’s 50-Yard Freestyle

8. Haylee Knight – 22.33

34. Summer Spradley – 22.86

37. Leyre Casarin – 23.12

38. Kate Zimmer – 23.14

52. Helen Grossman – 23.55

55. Natalie Kucsan – 23.80

62. Gabrielle Pick – 25.00

Men’s 50-Yard Freestyle

13. Matt Klotz – 19.74

39. Tyler Harper – 20.27

46. Jack Jannasch – 20.55

50. Jeff Snoddy – 21.09

Women’s 1-meter Dive

3. Lizzie Cui – 313.00

5. Aimee Wilson – 304.70

25. Jolie Blodgett – 230.85

Up Next

Wednesday Night: Finals

500-Yard Freestyle 

200-Yard IM

50-Yard Freestyle

Women’s One-Meter Springboard

200-Yard Freestyle Relay

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