SEC Championships Begin With Tuesday Night Relays

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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SEC Championships Begin With Tuesday Night Relays

COLUMBIA, MO. – The LSU men’s swimming team competed in the 200-Yard Medley Relay as well as the 800-Yard Freestyle Relay as the 2021 SEC Championships kicked off Tuesday night in Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers will be back in action tomorrow as prelims will begin at 10 a.m. CT from inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

IN THE POOL

To begin the night, the 200-Yard Medley Relay team of Miguel Velasquez, Mitch Mason, Michael Petro, and Brooks Curry finished in eighth place with a time of 1:25.61. In the 800-Yard Freestyle Relay, the team of Emil Hassling, Spencer Adrian, David Boylan, Brian McGroarty finished in 10th place with a time of 6:29.05. Hassling’s opening split of 1:36.69 is good for the ninth fastest 200-Yard Freestyle in LSU history. 

“I am pleased with the start tonight and our relays,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “We had six guys tonight that had never been on an SEC Championship relay before. The composure they showed with their youth and experience is promising for the days ahead.”

SWIM ORDER OF EVENTS

Wednesday, February 24
500 Free
200 IM
50 Free
200 Free Relay (Finals Only)

Thursday, February 25
400 IM
100 Fly
200 Free
100 Breast
100 Back
400 Medley Relay (Finals Only)

Friday, February 26
1650 Free (Finals Only)
200 Back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
400 Free Relay (Finals Only)

LIVE STATS/VIDEO

Stats: http://lsul.su/3unaywq
Video: https://lsul.su/2NX19uJ

MORE INFORMATION

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