Curry Earns 200-Free Bronze, Mason Lowers School Record
COLUMBIA, MO. – It was an action-packed night for the Tigers as sophomore Brooks Curry brought home yet another bronze medal in the 200-Yard Freestyle and freshman Mitch Mason rebroke his school record in the 100-Yard Breaststroke on the third night of the 2021 SEC Championships. The Tigers will be back in action tomorrow as prelims will begin at 10 a.m. CT from inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Missouri.
IN THE POOL
To start off the night, David Boylan swam a 3:49.49 in the 400-Yard IM to finish in 18th place overall. Not only is that a career best time for Boylan, but he moved up to the number three spot on LSU’s top times list. Emil Hassling dropped -0.15 from his morning swim, finishing in 22nd place overall with a time of 3:51.37. He improves his sixth best time in LSU history that he set during Thursday’s prelims.
“I really enjoyed our approach and enthusiasm tonight,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “David learned a lot from his prelim swim to put together a great IM. From there we just built some momentum.”
Swimming in the ‘C’ Final of the 100-Yard Butterfly, Michael Petro touched the wall with a time of 47.64, finishing in 21st place.
In the 200-Yard Freestyle ‘A’ Final, Curry dropped -0.57 from his prelims swim with a time of 1:32.64 taking the bronze medal. It was Curry’s second SEC medal this week and the fourth medal of his career.
“Brooks is showing consistency in his races and showed easy speed in his performances today,” continued Coach Geyer.
Later in the evening, Mason rebroke his 100-Yard Breaststroke school record he set just this morning with a time of 52.32, finishing fourth overall. In the ‘C’ Final, Luca Pfyffer dropped -0.04 from his morning swim, finishing 21st with a time of 53.58.
“Mitch showed some great poise as a freshman in that ‘A’ Final and put himself in a great spot to make NCAAs,” said Coach Geyer.
In the ‘C’ Final of the 100-Yard Backstroke, Michael Foley touched the wall with a time of 48.09, finishing 22nd overall.
“Tomorrow is a big day and we obviously want to close out the meet on a high note,” said Geyer.
SWIM ORDER OF EVENTS
Friday, February 26
1650 Free (Finals Only)
400 Free Relay (Finals Only)
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