Curry Earns 200-Yard Free Silver Medal

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
Thursday Finals Results +0
Curry Earns 200-Yard Free Silver Medal

Auburn, Ala. – The LSU Swimming and Diving Team brought home another silver medal Thursday night at the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. The Tigers will be back in action Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. CT for prelims inside the James E. Martin Aquatics Center at Auburn University.

In the men’s 200-Yard Freestyle, Brooks Curry swam a school record time of 1:32.43 to claim the silver medal – the first medal in the freshman’s young career. His time of 1:32.43 sits as the fourth fastest time in the SEC, sixth fastest in the country overall, and the fastest by a freshman in the country this season.

“That swim for Brooks is huge,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “To have one of our talented freshman have this breakthrough performance will hopefully transcend some confidence over the next two days.”

Also for the men in the 200 Free, Karl Luht swam a 1:35.24 finishing third in the ‘C’ Final and 19th overall. David Boylan finished eighth in the C-Final in the 400-Yard IM with a time of 3:52.40.  

In the Women’s 100-Yard Butterfly C-Final, Helen Grossman finished 19th overall. Swimming a 52.96, Grossman moved up to sixth on the LSU all-time list. Nicole Rozier touched the wall 20th with a time of 53.11. In the B-Final of the 200-Yard Freestyle, Katarina Milutinovich finished fifth in the heat and 13th overall with a time of 1:45.87.

“There were some great swims for the Tigers today,” continued Coach Geyer. “I think we definitely left some opportunities out there this morning. However, those that did get their second swims took advantage of them.”

On the boards for the Tigers, Aimee Wilson finished in sixth place in the three-meter springboard final with a score of 327.60.  

“I am proud of the girl’s performances on three-meter with sixth, ninth, and 18th place finishes, which were all personal best finishes,” said LSU head diving coach Doug Shaffer. “That being said we came up short of our potential, but it is through shortcomings where we grow as competitors.”

ORDER OF EVENTS

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+

Friday Morning

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Friday Night

https://lsul.su/31THtel

Saturday Morning

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Saturday Night

https://lsul.su/2Hn8zkz

MORE INFORMATION

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