LSU to Host Missouri for First Home Meet of 2020

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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LSU to Host Missouri for First Home Meet of 2020

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Swimming and Diving Team will welcome Missouri to the LSU Natatorium for the first home meet of 2020 and the first meet for the swim team since the SMU Invitational back in November. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. CT and admission is free. 

LAST TIME OUT

Last time out, both the men and women had a lot of success at the SMU Invitational. For the women, top-ten times was the theme of the week as many Tigers made their way onto the list of best times in school history and two propelled their way to the top. Cassie Kalisz swam a 1:54.76 in the 200-Yard Backstroke to set a new school record. Just a day prior, she swam the second fastest time, a 52.89, in the 100-Yard Back prelims – an event she would go on to win with a time of 52.98. 

Freshman Niamh Robinson had a week full of top-times as well. Robinson swam the fastest 200-Yard Breaststroke in school history, a 2:08.88, to take the top spot. She also won the 100-Yard Breast with a time of 1:00.63, which sits as the seventh best time in school history. 

Along with Kalisz and Robinson, Katarina Milutinovich had a dominant week. The freshman pushed her way into the top-ten in the 50, 100, and 200-Yard Freestyle. She won the 50-Yard with a time of 22.73, which was good for the ninth best time in school history. She won the 100-Yard with a time of 49.81 but it was her prelim time of 49.67 that propelled her to eighth all-time in LSU history. She then swam a 1:47.67 in the 200-Yard to win and grab the eighth spot on the all-time list. 

On the men’s side, Brooks Curry penciled his name on the top-times list in both the 100 and 200-Yard Free. The freshman swam the sixth fastest time in school history, a 43.38, to win the 100-Yard. He then swam a 1:36.08, the fourth fastest time in school history, to win the 200-Yard.  

Matt Klotz, who already sits on the top-times list in many events, improved his time in the 200-Yard Back with a 1:43.52 to take the gold and remain at number two in school history. Klotz currently holds the second fastest 50-Yard Free, the second fastest 200-Yard Back, and the fourth fastest 100-Yard Back in LSU history. 

Isak Vikstrom and David Boylan also swam their way onto the top-times list. Vikstrom swam the seventh fastest 1650-Yard Free time with a 15:33.17 to finish in fifth place and Boylan swam the sixth fastest 400-Yard IM time, a 3:52.43, to finish in fourth place.

The diving team is coming off a great performance at the Tennessee Diving Invitational. For the men, Manny Vazquez Bas dove to a score of 366.00 to claim the bronze on three-meter. Dakota Hurbis notched two top-ten finishes at the invite. The junior finished in ninth place on platform with a score of 271.90 and finished 10th on three-meter with a score of 321.00.

For the women, Anne Tuxen claimed two top-eight finishes as the freshman claimed the bronze on platform after diving to a score of 250.15 and finished in eighth place on three-meter with a score of 294.75. Hayley Montague dove to a score of 267.50 on one-meter and 227.90 on platform to finish in 10th and eighth place.

MISSOURI SCOUT

The Tigers from the East come into tomorrow’s dual meet with a men’s record of 4-0 with wins over Florida, Missouri State, Kentucky, and North Carolina State. They also took the top spot in the Mizzou Invite at the end of November. The women come into the meet with a 4-1 record. They lost their season opening meet against Florida then rebounded with wins over Missouri State, NC State, Arkansas, and Kentucky. 

ORDER OF EVENTS

200 Medley Relay
1650 Free
200 Free
100 Back
100 Breast
200 Fly
50 Free
Diving
100 Free
200 Back
200 Breast
500 Free
100 Fly
Diving
400 IM
200 Free Relay

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