Women’s Swim and Dive to Face Off Against Houston, Rice
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will head to Houston to face off against the Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls for their annual Tri-Meet. The meet will begin Friday, January 31at 5 p.m. CT and will conclude with time trials on Saturday, February 1 at 10 a.m. CT from the CRWC Natatorium on the campus of the University of Houston.
LAST TIME OUT
Against Florida State, Helen Grossman and Cassie Kalisz both won multiple events in route to the Tigers victory. Grossman won both the 100 and 200-Yard Fly with times of 53.94 and 1:58.72. This marks the sixth time the senior has won the 100-Yard Fly this season. Kalisz swept the backstroke events for the fifth time this season. She touched the wall in 54.37 in the 100-Yard and 1:58.11 in the 200-Yard. Katarina Milutinovich, Natalie Kucsan, and Summer Stanfield also brought home individual wins for the Tigers. Milutinovich won the 200-Yard Free with a time of 1:48.17, Kucsan won the 50-Yard Free with a time of 23.40, and Stanfield won the 500-Yard Free with a time of 4:53.54.
The next day against No. 19 Texas A&M, Kalisz won the 200-Yard Backstroke for the seventh time this season as she touched the wall in 1:58.96. In the 100-Yard Back, Kalisz finished in third place with a time of 55.63. Grossman finished in second place in 100-Yard Fly with a time of 54.85. The senior also finished in third place in the 200-Yard Fly with a time of 2:01.23. Milutinovich notched two second place finishes as the freshman touched the wall in 51.31 in the 100-Yard Free and 1:49.22 in the 200-Yard Free.
Stanfield and Niamh Robinson finished second and third in the 200-Yard IM with times of 2:03.00 and 2:06.33. Stanfield also finished in third place in the 500-Yard Free with a time of 4:57.07. Robinson would go on to finish in third place in the 200-Yard Breast with a time of 2:15.99. Olivia Taylor finished third in the 50-Yard Free with a time of 23.55.
On the boards against Florida State, Aimee Wilson led the way for the women, winning both the one and three-meter springboard events. She scored a 288.08 on one-meter and a 337.95 on three-meter. This marked the second time in Wilson’s career that she won both springboard events in the same meet, as she did so last season against Houston and Rice. Hayley Montague dove to a score of 336.75, a new career best, to earn the silver on three-meter. She also dove to a score of 269.78 on one-meter to finish in fourth place. Anne Tuxen finished in third and fifth place on one and three-meter with scores of 277.35 and 281.33.
Against Texas A&M, Wilson won the one-meter for the second day in a row. She dove to a score of 300.08 to take the top spot. On three-meter, the sophomore dove to a score of 310.80 to finish in second place. Tuxen dove to a score of 262.35 on one-meter to finish in fifth place and 275.93 to finish in fourth place on three-meter. Montague dove to a score of 251.03 on three-meter to finish in sixth place and 226.20 on one-meter to finish in seventh place.
Houston’s Women Swim and Dive team comes into the meets with a perfect record of 6-0. They have collected wins against Incarnate Word/UT-Permian Basin, Tulane, SMU, Florida Gulf Coast, Arkansas, and at the Houston Diving Invitational. Rice comes into the meet with a 5-1 record with wins over Denver, Florida International, Tulane, North Texas, and SMU. Their one loss came to the hands of No. 11 Texas A&M.
ORDER OF EVENTS
200 Medley Relay
400 Free Relay
Saturday – Time Trials
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