Tigers Qualify Seven for Thursday Night Finals at SEC Championships

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
Thursday Prelim Results +0
Tigers Qualify Seven for Thursday Night Finals at SEC Championships

Auburn, Ala. – The LSU Swimming and Diving team will have six swimmers and one diver compete in finals in their respective events after Thursday morning prelims at the 2020 SEC Championships at Auburn University. Finals will begin at 5 p.m. Ct from inside the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

IN THE POOL

In the Men’s 400-Yard IM, David Boylan touched the wall 24th to qualify for the C-Final. His career best time of 3:51.30 moves him up to fourth on the all-time list at LSU. Isak Vikstrom finished 32nd with a time of 3:54.01, a personal best and the tenth fastest time in LSU history. Julian Norman touched 36th with a career best time of 3:58.74. For the women, Alexandria Ham finished 28th with a time of 4:19.00.

In the Women’s 100-Yard Butterfly, Helen Grossman finished 18th to qualify for the C-Final with a time of 53.41. Nicole Rozier also qualified for the C-Final with a time of 53.65, finishing 21st. Olivia Taylor touched the wall 27th with a time of 53.91. Ellie Baldwin and Cassie Kalisz finished 38th and 41st with times of 54.88 and 54.98. For the men, Lewis Clough touched the wall 25th with a time of 47.42.  Michael Petro finished 28th with a time of 47.46. Ben Hooper and Tommy Spradley touched 36th and 39th with times of 47.91 and 48.05. Trent Schachter finished 43rd and Miguel Velasquez right behind him in 44th with times of 48.12 and 48.15.

In the Women’s 200-Yard Freestyle, Katarina Milutinovich touched the wall 12th qualifying for the B-Final with a time of 1:45.76, the third fastest time in LSU history. Kit Hanley finished 39th in a time of 1:49.10. Emily Van De Wiele touched 49th with a time of 1:50.14. Lexi Daniels and Natalie Kucsan finished 54th and 55th with times of 1:51.29 and 1:51.30. Jolee Liles touched 64th in a time of 1:53.02. On the men’s side, Brooks Curry touched the wall second with a time of 1:33.37 qualifying for the A-Final. Karl Luht finished 17th with a career best time of 1:34.98, qualifying for the C-Final and remaining third on the all-time list. Keagan Finley and Brian McGroarty finished 44th and 50th overall with times of 1:38.13 and 1:39.04. 

ON THE BOARDS

Aimee Wilson dove to a score of 329.80 to finish first in the prelim and advance to the Three-Meter final. Wilson is looking to claim her second medal of the championships after earning the silver on one-meter Tuesday night. Hayley Montague just missed out on earning a spot in the finals, finishing ninth with a score of 291.75. Anne Tuxen finished in 18th place with a score of 271.70.

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 Night

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Friday Morning

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Friday Night

https://lsul.su/31THtel

Saturday Morning

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Saturday Night

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