Curry Sets School Record, Three Tigers Qualify for Wednesday Finals
COLUMBIA, MO. – The LSU men’s swimming team competed in Wednesday prelims at the 2021 SEC Championships in Columbia, Missouri. Three Tigers qualified for final swims and will be back in action tonight from the Mizzou Aquatic Center starting at 6 p.m. CT.
IN THE POOL
To begin the morning session, freshman Mason Nyboer swam in his first SEC Championship competition, finishing with a time of 4:26.99 in the 500-Yard Freestyle to finish in 34th place. Isak Vikstrom finished in 37th place with a time of 4:29.43. Brian McGroarty finished in 44th place with a time of 4:32.56, and Julian Norman finished in 46th place with a time of 4:34.99.
In the 200-Yard IM, Emil Hassling qualified for the ‘C’ Final after swimming the third fastest time in LSU history, a 1:45.62, to finish in 18th place. David Boylan finished in 30th place with a time of 1:47.63, putting him in a tie for eighth all-time. Mitch Mason finished in 33rd place with a time of 1:48.47.
In the 50-Yard Freestyle, Brooks Curry finished in third place after breaking his own school record with a time of 18.97. Curry will swim in the ‘A’ Final for the second consecutive year at these championships as he finished in sixth place a year ago. Jack Jannasch qualified for the ‘C’ Final after finishing in 21st place with a career best time of 19.90.
Also in the 50-Yard Freestyle, Michael Petro finished in 41st place with a time of 20.30. Spencer Adrian finished in 43rd place with a time of 20.37. Michael Foley finished in 50th place with a time of 20.62. Miguel Velasquez finished in 57th place with a time of 21.20.
“I felt like we left a little out there in our 500’s,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “We did not trust the work we put in and were not confident in closing our races. After that the men really got into a groove. Three great IM swims with two swimmers making the top-10 list and one making it back tonight. Then we finished out with some outstanding 50s with Jack dipping under 20 seconds and Brooks breaking his school record and hitting that 18 second mark.”
SWIM ORDER OF EVENTS
Wednesday, February 24
200 Free Relay (Finals Only)
Thursday, February 25
400 Medley Relay (Finals Only)
Friday, February 26
1650 Free (Finals Only)
400 Free Relay (Finals Only)
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