Wilson Earns 1-Meter Silver, School Records Broken at SEC's

by Haylee Knight | Communications Student Assistant
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Wilson Earns 1-Meter Silver, School Records Broken at SEC's

Auburn, Ala. – The LSU Swimming and Diving Team brought home medals and top-times on day one of the 2020 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships. Aimee Wilson represented LSU on the podium for the One-Meter Springboard event, earning the silver. On the swimming side, the Tigers finished out the night smashing the 800-Yard Freestyle Relay and 200 Freestyle school records. 

Women’s One-Meter Final

On the one-meter springboard, Aimee Wilson, a sophomore, took the silver after diving to a score of 320.75. This is the second time in Wilson’s career she has finished top three on the one-meter at the SEC Championships, as she finished in third place with a 316.85 at the 2019 SEC Championships. 

Men’s Three-Meter Final

Manny Vazquez Bas, a freshman, finished seventh with a score of 345.00 in his first ever SEC final.  

LSU Diving Coach Doug Shaffer on Day One Performances

“I am really happy with the results of this young team. All the divers scored in their respective events and for three of them it was their first SEC Championship performance. Manny came in clutch on his last dive in the prelim to earn his first SEC Final birth. Last year, Aimee finished third on one-meter so her silver medal performance today was a huge improvement.”

Relays

The relay teams were ready to go in the main pool on Day One.  The 200-Yard Medley relay team of Cassie Kalisz, Olivia Paskulin, Helen Grossman and Olivia Taylor finished in ninth place with a time of 1:37.40. The women’s 800-Yard Freestyle Relay team of Katarina Milutinovich, Summer Stanfield, Ellie Baldwin and Kit Hanley touched the wall 10th with a time of 7:10.29.  Milutinovich’s lead off time of 1:46.20 now puts her fourth on the All Time List. 

On the men’s side, the team of Karl Luht, Jack Jannasch, Lewis Clough, and Matt Klotz took ninth place in the 200-Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:25.82.  The men’s 800-Yard Freestyle relay team of Brooks Curry, Karl Luht, Lewis Clough, and Ben Hooper finished eighth overall with a school record-breaking time of 6:20.51.  Curry’s leadoff split of 1:33.08 is also the fastest time in school history, sits as the ninth fastest time in the country this season, and the fastest by a freshman.

Swim Coach Dave Geyer on Day One Performance

“I definitely thought there were some areas we may have been a little better tonight. That is the challenge with relays – you need all four swimmers hitting what they are capable of at the same time. When you look at the splits, there is a ton of stuff to get excited about. We put some freshman in some tough spots tonight and they accepted the challenge. Obviously, the huge highlight was the Men’s 800 Free Relay school record and Brooks’ 200 Free record. At the end of the day one, we have a ton of individual races ahead of us and look forward to prelims tomorrow.” 

ORDER OF EVENTS

Wednesday

500-Yard Freestyle

200-Yard IM

50-Yard Freestyle

Men’s One-Meter

200-Yard Freestyle Relay (Finals Only)

Thursday

400-Yard IM

100-Yard Butterfly

200-Yard Freestyle

Women’s Three-Meter

Friday

200-Yard Butterfly

100-Yard Backstroke

100-Yard Breaststroke

Men’s Platform

400-Yard Medley Relay (Finals Only)

Saturday

1650-Yard Freestyle (Finals Only)

200-Yard Backstroke

100-Yard Freestyle

200-Yard Breaststroke

Women’s Platform

400-Yard Freestyle Relay (Finals Only)

HOW TO WATCH

All the action will be streamed on SECN+

Wednesday Morning

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Wednesday Night

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Thursday Morning

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Thursday Night

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Friday Morning

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Friday Night

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Saturday Morning

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Saturday Night

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