Celaya-Hernandez, Gutierrez Lavenant Sweep Diving Events
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Swimming and Diving Team welcomed Alabama to the Natatorium on Friday to kickoff the 2020-2021 season. The Tigers won nine events, but ultimately came up short against the Crimson Tide. The men lost by a final score of 194-84 and the women fell 183-117.
The Tigers will be back in action November 18-21 as the swim team will head to Texas A&M for the Art Adamson Invitational. The Tiger divers will head to Austin for the Texas Diving Invitational.
IN THE POOL
A total of five events were won by the Tigers on Friday night in the pool. Brooks Curry and freshman Mason Nyboer both won two events on the night. Curry, the current 100-Yard Freestyle SEC Champion, won the 100 and 200-Yard Free with times of 43.19 and 1:35.86. Nyboer won the 500-Yard Free with a time of 4:33.72 and the 1000-Yard Free with a time of 9:23.44. Another freshman, Emilie Boll, won the Women’s 100-Yard Breast with a time of 1:01.74.
Katarina Milutinovich and Summer Stanfield made their mark at the top of the leaderboard as well for the Tigers. Milutinovich finished second in the 200-Yard Free with a time of 1:48.73. She then finished third in the 50 and 100-Yard Free with times of 23.28 and 50.51.
Stanfield finished second in the 200-Yard IM and the 500-Yard Free with times of 2:03.65 and 4:57.13. She took home a third place finish in the 200-Yard Free with a time of 1:50.82.
ON THE BOARDS
Celaya-Hernandez won the three-meter with a score of 454.35 and the one-meter with a score of 383.70. He won three-meter by over 76 points and one-meter by over 41 points in what was a dominating performance for the senior.
Gutierrez Lavenant won the three-meter with a score of 334.65 and the one-meter with a score of 324.60. She won one-meter by 35 points and three-meter by almost 20 points in her first career meet for the Tigers.
Joining Celaya-Hernandez on the men’s leaderboard was Manny Vazquez Bas and Dakota Hurbis. Vazquez Bas finished second on three-meter with a score of 377.78. He then finished in third place on one-meter with a score of 314.70.
Hurbis notched a fourth place finish on three-meter with a score of 335.18 and a fifth place finish on one-meter with a score of 302.25.
On the women’s side, Helle Tuxen notched two second place finishes in her first career meet for the Tigers. She dove to a score of 314.78 on three-meter and 289.34 on one-meter. Anne Tuxen finished in third place on one-meter with a score of 284.33 and fifth place on three-meter with a score of 277.95.
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