Curry Breaks Own 50-Free Record, Finishes Sixth in First SEC Final

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
Wednesday Finals Results +0
Curry Breaks Own 50-Free Record, Finishes Sixth in First SEC Final

Auburn, Ala. – The LSU Swimming and Diving team broke two more school records during Wednesday Finals at the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships from inside the James E. Martin Aquatics Center on the campus of Auburn University. The Tigers will be back in action on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m CT for prelims.

In the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, the men’s team of Brooks Curry, Matt Klotz, Karl Luht, and Lewis Clough broke the school record with a time of 1:17.50 to finish in sixth place. Curry’s leadoff 50-Freestyle time of 19.30 broke his own school record he set just this morning during prelims. The women’s team of Olivia Taylor, Katarina Milutinovich, Natalie Kucsan and Grace Horton finished in 11th place with a time of 1:29.82.

In the individual events, Nicole Rozier touched the wall 21st overall with a time of 1:58.43 in the 200-Yard IM. In the 50-Yard Freestyle, Curry touched the wall sixth overall with a time of 19.39. Klotz finished 23rd with a time of 19.93. For the women, Taylor finished 18th overall with a career best time of 22.44.

Coach Geyer’s Thoughts

“This meet is always a tough balance. We had a session this morning where we had a number of personal bests but with the depth of the meet, we fell just short of getting those second opportunities to swim again. For two freshmen to step up and make it back to the nightcap shows the potential they have for us in the future. This was our first full day of competition and while it is easy to sit here and try to split hairs over what things could have been, it is also hard to complain about personal bests and school records.”

ORDER OF EVENTS

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+

Thursday Morning

https://lsul.su/3bDagYW

Thursday Night

https://lsul.su/2Svt4SJ

Friday Morning

https://lsul.su/2SpMmbY

Friday Night

https://lsul.su/31THtel

Saturday Morning

https://lsul.su/2UYl7Xs

Saturday Night

https://lsul.su/2Hn8zkz

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