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Knight Breaks School Record Again in 100-Fly Final

by Tanner Craft
Knight Breaks School Record Again in 100-Fly Final

ATHENS, Ga. – LSU senior Haylee Knight broke her own school record en route to finishing fifth overall in the 100-Yard Butterfly on Day Three of the 2019 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.  

100-Yard Butterfly 

Knight once again set a new LSU record in the 100-Yard Butterfly with a time of 51.71 to finish in fifth place.  She originally broke the 100-Fly record Thursday morning in the prelims with a time of 51.96.     

Nicole Rozier set a new personal-best with a 52.97 to finish in third place in the C Final and 19th overall.  Helen Grossman also set a personal-best in the C Final with a 53.23 to finish fifth and 21st overall.  Rozier now sits with the sixth best time in LSU history.  Grossman now holds the seventh best time in school history.

Harrison Jones claimed fifth place in the C Final of the 100-Yard Fly with a time of 47.14.

Men’s 200-Yard Freestyle

Karl Luht touched the wall in 1:36.39 to finish eighth in the B Final and 16th overall.  Lewis Clough finished eighth in the C Final and 23rd overall after a 1:38.26.

LSU Swim Coach Dave Geyer on Day Three Performance 

“I thought today was pretty fly.  There were definitely some opportunities to be better but there were also a few surprises today as well.  Haylee (Knight) getting into that A Final and lowering the school record was incredible.  She and I have had a few talks about the number of records she has the talent to break and that was certainly one of them.”

Coach Geyer on Moving Forward

“We still have two full days of racing and, a number of our Tigers have their primary events still ahead.  I like the momentum we started today and we need to carry it on for 48 more hours.”

Men’s Three-Meter Springboard

Juan Celaya-Hernandez finished in sixth place after diving to a score of 424.90.  Matthew Phillip finished in eighth place with a score of 386.35.

LSU Dive Coach Doug Shaffer on Diving Performances

“I think it was a great day for the male divers as a whole when you put two in the finals and have two just miss out.  Matt McClellan was almost there and Dakota Hurbis had his highest score as well.  They all brought it and scored points for the team.  

Coach Shaffer on Celaya-Hernandez

“Juan was a little off tonight.  Everybody in that contest did six dives but Juan really did like three and a half dives.  Even going into his last dive he had a chance to still get in the top-four even not performing his best.  He is going to beat himself up a little bit but, he is also going to rebound and be better for it later on down the season”

Coach Shaffer on Phillip

“Matt was great today.  It was his best performance at the SEC Championships.  For him to be in the top-eight final in a really good field was really exciting.”  

Women’ 100-Yard Butterfly

5. Haylee Knight – 51.71

19. Nicole Rozier – 52.97

21. Helen Grossman – 53.23

Men’s 100-Yard Butterfly

21. Harrison Jones – 47.14

Men’s 200-Yard Freestyle 

16. Karl Luht – 1:35.11

23. Lewis Clough – 1:38.26

Men’s Three-Meter Springboard 

6. Juan Celaya-Hernandez – 424.90

8. Matthew Phillip – 386.35

Up Next

Friday Morning: Prelims

200-Yard Butterfly

100-Yard Backstroke

100-Yard Breaststroke 

Women’s Platform

Friday Night: Finals

200-Yard Butterfly

100-Yard Backstroke

100-Yard Breaststroke 

Women’s Platform

400-Yard Medley Relay

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