Three More Tigers Qualify for Final Swims on Final Day of SEC Championships
ATHENS, GA. — The LSU women’s swimming team returned to Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Georgia, Saturday morning to compete in the final prelims session of the 2021 SEC Championships. The Tigers will be back in action tonight as Finals will begin at 5 p.m. CT.
IN THE POOL
During prelims, a total of 18 Tigers swam across four events including the 200-Yard Backstroke, 100-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Breaststroke, and the 200-Yard Butterfly.
Summer Stanfield earned her spot in the ‘B’ Final of the 200-Yard Backstroke finishing 12th with a time of 1:55.70.
Cassie Kalisz finished 32nd in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:58.60. Sydney Roycraft touched the wall 37th overall with a career best time of 1:58.91. Alyssa Helak and Brittney Thompson finished 42nd and 43rdoverall with times of 1:59.48 and 1:59.93.
In the 100-Yard Freestyle, Katarina Milutinovich earned her spot in the ‘C’ Final touching the wall 18th overall with a time of 49.11.
Also swimming in the 100-Yard Freestyle, Olivia Taylor and Natalie Kucsan finished 38th and 39th with times of 50.64 and 50.70. Sarah-Grace Thompson touched the wall 46th overall with a career best time of 51.02. Kit Hanley and Reagan Osborne finished 50th and 52nd with times of 51.41 and 51.68, a career best time for Osborne.
In the 200-Yard Breaststroke, Allie McDaid finished 35th with a time of 2:15.69. Jadyn Jannasch, Emilie Boll, and Maddie Clifton all swam best times of 2:15.90, 2:16.58, and 2:18.99 finishing 36th, 38th and 42nd overall.
In the 200-Yard Butterfly, Hannah Bellina qualified for the ‘C’ final touching the wall 17th overall with a career best time of 1:58.97 and the tenth fastest time in LSU history.
Jolee Liles and Jess Pryne both achieved career best times of 2:02.62 and 2:02.64 this morning, finishing 36th and 37th overall.
“The ladies swam with bravery this morning,” said LSU Associate Head Coach Steve Mellor. “We could see that intent to put times up to make it back tonight and it is pleasing to Summer (Stanfield), Katarina (Milutinovich), and Hannah (Bellina) rewarded for that. We had more career best times throughout the group and we are looking forward to watching more swims in the finals tonight.”
SWIM ORDER OF EVENTS
Saturday, February 20
1650 Free (Finals Only)
400 Free Relay (Finals Only)
DIVING ORDER OF EVENTS
Saturday, February 20
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