Women’s Swim and Dive Set Season and Lifetime Bests During Time Trials
HOUSTON – The LSU Women’s Swim and Dive Team competed in time trials, a day after defeating Houston and Rice by final scores of 211.50-87.50 and 202.00-89.00. The Tigers will be back in action February 7 through February 9 as they will hit the road and head to Alabama to take part in the Auburn Invitational.
IN THE POOL
Seven Tigers swam season best times on a day that also featured one lifetime best and a Top-10 time. Brittany Thompson swam a season’s best time in the 200-Yard IM with a 2:02.73 to finish in second place. Nicole Rozier and Olivia Taylor both swam season best times in the 100-Yard Fly. Rozier touched the wall in 53.60, which is a full second better than her time of 54.60 she swam against Missouri. Taylor finished with a time of 55.17, beating her best time of 55.31 she swam at the SMU Invitational. Summer Stanfield, Ellie Baldwin, and Natalie Kucsan all swam season best times in the 200-Yard Free. Stanfield touched the wall in 1:47.97 which was also a lifetime best, Baldwin touched the wall in 1:49.37, and Kucsan touched the wall in 1:51.35. Katarina Milutinovich swam the 100-Yard Back in 53.75, over a second better than her 54.76 she swam against SMU. Milutinovich’s time also propelled her to seventh all time in LSU history in the 100 Back.
The 200-Yard Free Relay team of Milutinovich, Taylor, Helen Grossman, and Kucsan touched the wall first in the first event of the day with a time of 1:31.00.
ON THE BOARDS
Aimee Wilson made it three wins on the weekend after winning the platform for the first time this season with a score of 258.75. Wilson won both the one and three-meter springboards on Friday night. Hayley Montague dove to a score of 251.55, which is a new career-high, to finish in second place.
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