Curry Breaks School Record, Wins 50 Free at Art Adamson
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – LSU’s Brooks Curry broke his own school record in the 50-Yard Freestyle to win the event on day one of the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, Texas. Overall, the Tigers notched 15 top-ten performances. Thursday’s prelims will begin at 10 a.m. CT from inside the Rec Center Natatorium.
“We showed a little more life tonight than we did this morning,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “That is expected after getting into town yesterday. We were definitely more free in our approach to our races tonight and that’s where we saw some improvements. With such a weird spring and summer, we are still working on getting adapted to these racing environments.”
The night started with the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay. The men’s team of Curry, Jack Jannasch, Michael Foley, and Emil Hassling finished in third place with a time of 1:20.70. The team of Jeff Snoddy, James Henderson, Miguel Velasquez, and Mitchell Mason finished in sixth place with a time of 1:23.59.
The women’s team of Katarina Milutinovich, Summer Stanfield, Hannah Bellina, and Olivia Taylor finished in third place with a time of 1:31.16. The team of Reagan Osborne, Sarah-Grace Thompson, Brooke Boling, and Katie Smith touched the wall in 1:35.42 to finish in sixth place.
In the 500-Yard Freestyle, Isak Vikstrom notched a fifth place finish in the ‘A’ Final after touching the wall in 4:27.39. In the ‘B’ Final, Brian McGroarty and Mason Nyboer finished in 11th and 12th place with times of 4:30.47 and 4:30.64. Braden Nyboer and Julian Norman finished in 15th and 17th place with times of 4:36.48 and 4:40.11, respectively.
For the women, Jessica Pryne finished eighth overall with a time of 4:57.26. Jolee Liles and Kit Hanley finished in ninth and tenth place with times of 4:52.12 and 4:56.91. Kylie Bennett finished in 12th place with a time of 4:58.52. Alyssa Helak and Johannah Cangelosi finished 15th and 16th with times of 5:00.82 and 5:04.30.
Next in the 200-Yard IM, Emil Hassling finished in seventh place in the ‘A’ Final with a time of 1:48.20. In the ‘B’ Final, Luca Pfyffer finished in ninth place with a time of 1:48.78, David Boylan finished in 11th place with a time of 1:49.98, and Mason finished in 13th place with a time of 1:50.81.
On the women’s side, Summer Stanfield finished in second place in the ‘A’ Final with a time of 1:59.69. Bellina finished next in third place with a time of 2:00.39. Brittany Thompson rounded out the trio of Tigers in the top-five with a fifth place finish . She touched the wall in 2:02.09. Allie McDaid finished in tenth place with a time of 2:05.17 and Emily Pye finished in 15th palace with a time of 2:09.01.
In the 50-Yard Freestyle, Curry won the event after breaking his own school record with a time of 19.28. Jannasch finished in eighth place with a time of 20.28.
“There is obvious excitement with another improvement for Brooks,” said Coach Geyer. “However, there is room for him to continue to improve as well.”
Milutinovich and Taylor led the women by finishing in second and third with times of 22.76 and 22.83. Osborne notched a seventh place finish with a time of 23.82 and Sarah-Grace Thompson finished in eighth place with a time of 23.97. Smith, Kit Hanley, and Boling finished in 11th, 13th, and 14th place with times of 24.00, 24.08, and 24.11.
To round out the night in the 400-Yard Medley Relay, the men’s team of Velasquez, Pfyffer, Hassling, and Curry finished in third place with a time of 3:14.07. The team of Foley, Mason, Henderson, and Jannasch finished in fifth place with a time of 3:19.18.
The women’s team of Stanfield, Emilie Boll, Bellina, and Milutinovich finished in second place with a time of 3:37.93. The team of Cassie Kalisz, McDaid Brittany Thompson, and Taylor finished in third place with a time of 3:42.79.
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