Swimming Dominates in First Road Meet of 2020

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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Swimming Dominates in First Road Meet of 2020

Cleveland, Miss. – The LSU Swimming team dominated in their first road dual meet of 2020, with both the men and the women coming away with victories over Delta State. The men won by a final score of 175-110 and the women won 195-90.

LSU will be back at home next weekend as they will host Florida State on Friday, January 17 at 5 p.m. CT and Texas A&M on Saturday, January 18 at 11 a.m. CT for Senior Day. 

IN THE POOL

Overall, the Tigers won 25 out of the 28 events during the meet. On the women’s side, a Tiger touched the wall first in every event and three Tigers won multiple events. Kit Hanley won the 100-Yard Free for the second time this season with a time of 52.04 and also won the 200-Yard Free with a time of 1:52.17. Katarina Milutinovich won both backstroke events as the freshman swam a 55.90 100-Yard and a 2:01.61 200-Yard. Helen Grossman rounded up the trio of milti-event winners for the women by winning the 50-Yard Free with a time of 23.92 and the 100-Yard Fly with a time of 55.14.  

On the men’s side, another three Tigers won multiple events. Lewis Clough led the way by winning three events. The senior won the 100-Yard Free with a time of 45.37, the 200-Yard Fly with a time of 1:49.61, and the 200-Yard IM with a time of 1:51.65. Isak Vikstrom won both the 500 and 1000-Yard Free with times of 4:40.80 and 9:30.97. Senior Matt Klotz rounded out the trio by winning both the 50-Yard Free and 200-Yard Back with times of 20.59 and 1:50.14.

The Tigers also walked away with wins in three relay events. The team of Cassie Kalisz, Olivia Paskulin, Grossman, and Olivia Taylor began the meet with a win in the 200-Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:42.64. The men’s team of Karl Luht, Luca Pfyffer, Clough, and Klotz followed suit by winning the 200-Yard Medley with a time of 1:30.59. To close out the meet, the women’s team of Milutinovich, Hanley, Grossman, and Emily Van De Wiele won the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:27.22

I am really happy with how we competed today,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “I was worried we would have a let down after racing so well against Missouri this past Thursday but that was not the case. As a whole, we approached today with a great competitive drive, stepped up, and kept racing.”

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