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Clifton Earns Gold on Day One of Auburn Invitational

by Haylee Knight | Communications Student Assistant
Clifton Earns Gold on Day One of Auburn Invitational

AUBURN, ALA. – The LSU Swimming Team completed day one of the Auburn Invitational in what was a day full of best times, highlighted by a victory in the 200-Yard IM by Maddie Clifton. The Tigers will be back in action tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. CT to take part in Saturday’s Prelims.  


500-Yard Freestyle

For the women, Johannah Cangelosi touched the wall seventh with a career best of 5:00.79.  Kylie Bennett finished ninth with a time of 5:01.54. On the men’s side, Braden Nyboer finished 12th with a time of 4:36.89.

200-Yard IM

Clifton earned the gold medal, winning the event with a career best time of 2:00.77.  Emily Pye finished ninth with a time of 2:06.93. Isabella Buttaci and Abigail Baumgartner placed 16th and 17th with times of 2:17.04 and 2:17.13.

50-Yard Freestyle 

On the women’s side, Ellen Pack touched the wall 15th with a time of 24.10.  Katie Smith finished 16th with a time of 24.18.  Thomas Roark touched fourth with a career best time of 20.63.


Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle

7. Johannah Cangelosi – 5:00.79

9. Kylie Bennett – 5:01.54

Men’s 500-Yard Freestyle 

12. Braden Nyboer – 4:36.89 

Women’s 200-Yard IM

1. Maddie Clifton – 2:00.77

9. Emily Pye – 2:06.93

16. Isabella Buttaci – 2:17.04

17. Abigail Baumgartner – 2:17.13

Women’s 50-Yard Freestyle

15. Ellen Pack – 24.10

16. Katie Smith – 24.18

Men’s 50-Yard Freestyle

4. Thomas Roark – 20.63


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