LSU Sends 32 To Friday Finals in Texas

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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LSU Sends 32 To Friday Finals in Texas

TEXAS – The LSU Swimming and Diving team will have 32 athletes competing in ‘A’ and ‘B’ Finals on Friday night in Texas. The Tigers had 27 swimmers qualify for final swims at the Art Adamson Invitational and five Tiger divers qualified for the finals at the Texas Diving Invitational. Finals for both invitationals will begin at 6 p.m. CT in College Station and Austin, Texas.

Art Adamson Invitational

To start the morning, Summer Stanfield, Brittany Thompson, and Alyssa Helak qualified for the ‘A’ Final in the 200-Yard Backstroke. Stanfield swam the fifth fastest time in LSU history, a 1:55.99, to finish in second place. Thompson finished in fifth place with a time of 1:59.13 and Helak finished in eighth place with a time of 2:00.72. 

On the men’s side, James Henderson won the prelim with a time of 1:47.28, qualifying for the ‘A’ Final. David Boylan also qualified for the ‘A’ Final after finishing in fourth place with a time of 1:49. Miguel Velasquez and Michael Foley finished in a tie for eighth with a time of 1:51.42. Velasquez will swim in the ‘A’ Final tonight while Foley will swim in the ‘B’ Final.

In the Women’s 100-Yard Freestyle, Katarina Milutinovich, Olivia Taylor, and Hannah Bellina finished in second, third, and fourth place to qualify for the ‘A’ Final. Milutinovich touched the wall in 49.53, Taylor in 50.67, and Bellina in 51.01. Four Tigers qualified for the ‘B’ Final. Reagan Osborne finished in 11th place with a time of 52.19, Kit Hanley finished in 12th place with a time of 52.28, Sarah Grace Thompson finished in 13th place with a time of 52.47, and Brooke Boling finished in 15th place with a time of 52.67.

For the men, Brooks Curry won the prelim, with a time of 43.65. Jack Jannasch also qualified for the ‘A’ Final after tying for seventh place with a time of 45.24. Emil Hassling finished in ninth place with a time of 45.61 to qualify for the ‘B’ Final. 

In the Women’s 200-Yard Breaststroke, Allie McDaid, Jadyn Jannasch, and Emilie Boll all qualified for the ‘A’ Final. McDaid finished in fourth place with a time of 2:17.35, Jannasch finished in fifth place with a time of 2:17.87, and Boll finished in sixth place with a time of 2:18.21. Emily Pye qualified for the ‘B’ Final after finishing in ninth place with a time of 2:21.51. 

Over on the men’s side, Luca Pfyffer and Mitch Mason qualified for the ‘A’ Final after finishing in fifth and sixth place with times of 1:59.41 and 1:59.57. Jeffrey Snoddy and Brian McGroarty qualified for the ‘B’ Final after finishing in 11th and 13th place with times of 2:06.24 and 2:07.33.

In the last event of the morning, the 200-Yard Butterfly, Stanfield and Bellina qualified for the ‘A’ Final after finishing in a tie for fourth with a time of 1:59.16. Jolee Liles qualified for the ‘B’ Final after finishing in ninth place with a time of 2:04.06. 

For the men, Boylan qualified for the ‘A’ Final after finishing in third place with a time of 1:49.94. Julian Norman qualified for the ‘B’ Final after finishing in 11th place with a time of 1:54.88.

Texas Diving Invitational

Juan Celaya-Hernandez won the Men’s Three Meter prelim with a score of 465.30. Celaya-Hernandez will try to make it two wins in two days tonight, after winning on one-meter Thursday night. Manny Vazquez Bas finished in fifth place with a score of 375.83. Dakota Hurbis finished in seventh place with a score of 312.45.

On Women’s One-Meter, Helle and Anne Tuxen finished in a tie for fifth place with a score of 281.90. Both sisters will dive in the final tonight. 

FRIDAY NIGHT ORDER OF EVENTS

Art Adamson Invitational

1650 Free
200 Back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
400 Free Relay

Texas Diving Invitational

Men’s Three-Meter
Women’s One-Meter

LIVE STATS

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LIVE STREAM

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