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Luht Sets School Record in 100-Yard Backstroke

by Tanner Craft
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Luht Sets School Record in 100-Yard Backstroke

ATHENS, Ga. Karl Luht set a new individual LSU record in the ‘B’ Final of the 100-Yard Backstroke and as a part of the 400-Yard Medley Relay as eleven Tigers competed in Friday night’s finals on Day Four of the 2019 SEC Swim and Dive Championships. 

100-Yard Backstroke 

Luht won the ‘B’ Final and finished in ninth place overall after setting a new LSU record and swimming the tenth-fastest time in the nation with a time of 45.58, which will solidify his spot in the NCAA Championships.  Matthew Klotz placed 15thafter touching the wall in 47.30

Brittany Thompson finished 23rdin the women’s final with a time of 53.85.

100-Yard Breaststroke

Summer Spradley finished fourth in the ‘A’ Final with a time of 59.60 which will propel her to the NCAA Championships.  Olivia Paskulin placed eighth with a time of 1:00.95.

Luca Pfyffer touched the wall in 54.07 to finish in 24thplace on the men’s side. 

200-Yard Butterfly

Helen Grossman finished in 19thplace after swimming the third-fastest time in LSU history of 1:57.27.  Nicole Rozier followed closely, finishing in 20thplace with a time of 1:57.58 and Gabrielle Pick placed 24thwith a time of 1:59.40.

Harrison Jones finished in a tie for 12thafter touching that wall in 1:44.97.  Alarii Levreault-Lopez placed 18thwith a time of 1:45.57.

400-Yard Medley Relay

The team of Kate Zimmer, Summer Spradley, Helen Grossman, and Haylee Knight placed eighth after setting a new school record of 3:33.10.

For the men, the team of Karl Luht, Luca Pfyffer, Lewis Clough, and Matt Klotz finished 10thwith a time of 3:10.76.

LSU Swim Coach Dave Geyer on Day Four Performance

“I really started out the day with a glass half full look at our races to come.  At the end of the night, it was overflowing.”

Women’s 200-Yard Butterfly

19. Helen Grossman – 1:57.53

20. Nicole Rozier– 1:58.13

24. Gabrielle Pick– 1:58.47

Men’s 200-Yard Butterfly

12. Harrison Jones – 1:44.97

18. Alarii Levreault-Lopez – 1:45.57

Women’s 100-Yard Backstroke

23. Brittany Thompson – 53.85

Men’s 100-Yard Backstroke

9. Karl Luht – 45.58

15. Matt Klotz – 47.30

Women’s 100-Yard Breaststroke 

4. Summer Spradley – 59.60

8. Olivia Paskulin – 1:00.95

Men’s 100-Yard Breaststroke

24. Luca Pfyffer – 54.07

Women’s 400-Yard Medley Relay

8. Zimmer, Spradley, Grossman, Knight- 3:33.10 

Men’s 400-Yard Medley Relay

10. Luht, Pfyffer, Clough, Klotz – 3:10.76

Up Next

Saturday Morning: Prelims

200-Yard Backstroke 

100-Yard Freestyle

200-Yard Breaststroke 

Men’s Platform 

1650-Yard Freestyle  

Saturday Night: Finals

1650-Yard Freestyle 

200-Yard Backstroke 

100-Yard Freestyle

200-Yard Breaststroke 

Men’s Platform 

400-Yard Freestyle Relay 

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