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Three Tigers Qualify for Final Swims in Friday’s Prelims

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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Three Tigers Qualify for Final Swims in Friday’s Prelims

ATHENS, Ga. — The LSU women’s Swimming team returned to Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Georgia, Friday morning to compete in the third day of events at the 2021 SEC Championships. The Tigers will be back in action tonight as Finals will begin at 5 p.m. CT.


In the Prelims, a total of 19 Tigers swam across five events including the 400-Yard IM, 100-Yard Butterfly, 200-Yard Freestyle, 100-Yard Breaststroke, and 100-Yard Backstroke.

Katarina Milutinovich earned a spot in the ‘B’ final of the 200-Yard Freestyle by placing 11th with a time of 1:46.26. Summer Stanfield joined Milutinovich for a chance to compete later tonight and earned a spot in the ‘C’ final after placing 18th with a time of 1:47.26, No. 8 on the school’s all-times list for this event.

Also in the 200-Yard Freestyle, Kit Hanley finished in 41st place with a time of 1:49.59. Reagan Osborne finished in 43rd place with a time of 1:49.81. Sarah Grace Thompson finished in 45th place with a time of 1:50.53 and Natalie Kucsan finished in 46th overall with a time of 1:51.20. Lexi Daniels finished with a time of 1:52.27, placing 50th.

In the 400-Yard IM, Jessica Pryne finished in 33rd place with a time of 4:19.77. Jolee Liles, who swam the third-fastest time in school history for the 500-Yard Freestyle yesterday, placed 39th with a time of 4:24.00. 

In the 100-Yard Butterfly, Olivia Taylor just missed out on the ‘C’ final, placing 26th with a time of 54.31. Hannah Bellina finished in 27th place with a time of 54.39.

In the 100-Yard Breaststroke, Emilie Boll narrowly missed the ‘A’ final, placing ninth with a time of 1:00.33. This time moves her up to No. 7 on the school’s all-time list. Jadyn Jannasch swam the tenth fastest time in school history, 1:02.51, to finish in 35th place. Allie McDaid finished right behind Jannasch, placing 36th with a time of 1:02.54. Maddie Clifton finished in 39th place with a time of 1:03.22.

In the 100-Yard Backstroke, Alyssa Helak finished in 33rd place with a time of 54.89 and Brittany Thompson finished in 37th place with a time of 55.05. Cassie Kalisz finished in 40th place with a time of 55.32. Sydney Roycraft finished in 47th place with a time of 55.89.

“Today was a morning filled with positives and some really close calls with women just missing out on either a second swim or the final above the one they made,” said LSU Associate Head Coach Steve Mellor. “The fact is we saw a lot of lifetime bests which you have to deliver in the mornings at this meet. The ladies competing tonight all have room for improvement that they are incredibly capable of delivering. I cannot wait to see the Tigers in the Finals tonight.”


Friday, February 19
400 IM
100 Fly
200 Free
100 Breast
100 Back
400 Medley Relay (Finals Only)

Saturday, February 20
1650 Free (Finals Only)
200 Back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
400 Free Relay (Finals Only)


Friday, February 19
Women’s Platform
Men’s Three-Meter

Saturday, February 20
Men’s Platform


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