Career Best Times Highlight Final Day of Women’s SEC Championships
ATHENS, GA. — The LSU women’s swimming team closed out the 2021 SEC Championships with bang on Saturday night with two swimmers swimming career best times. The LSU diving team closed out their portion of the Championship with Men’s Platform. The Tigers will be back in action next week as the men’s swim team heads to Columbia, Missouri for the Men’s SEC Championships.
IN THE POOL
To start the night in the pool, Summer Stanfield swam the third fastest 200-Yard Backstroke in LSU history, 1:55.05, to finish in 12th place in the ‘B’ Final. In the ‘C’ Final of the 100-Yard Freestyle, Katarina Milutinovich finished in 20th place with a time of 48.91.
In the final individual event, the 200-Yard Butterfly, Hannah Bellina won the ‘C’ Final with a time of 1:57.18. After swimming the tenth fastest time in school history in the prelims, she moved up to No. 3 all-time with her final swim.
To close out the night, the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay team of Milutinovich, Olivia Taylor, Bellina, and Stanfield finished in seventh place with a time of 3:17.82. The team’s seventh place finish marks the highest finish for a LSU women’s relay team since 2017.
ON THE BOARDS
The SEC Diving Championships concluded on Saturday with the Men’s Platform dive. After a first place finish on one-meter and a second place finish on three-meter, Juan Celaya-Hernandez finished in fourth place on platform with a score of 345.50.
For the championship, Celaya-Hernandez was voted Male Diver of the Meet for the third time in his storied career.
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