Four Tigers Qualify for Finals on Last Day of SEC Championships

by Haylee Knight | Communications Student Assistant
Men's Friday Prelims Results +0
Four Tigers Qualify for Finals on Last Day of SEC Championships

COLUMBIA, MO. – The LSU men’s swimming team competed in Friday prelims at the 2021 SEC Championships in Columbia, Missouri. Four 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 in the 200-Yard Backstroke, Michael Foley touched the wall with a career best time of 1:45.58 finishing in 25th place overall. Miguel Velasquez swam a 1:48.84, finishing 33rd. 

Five Tigers competed in the 100-Yard Freestyle this morning with Brooks Curry qualifying for the ‘A’ Final with a time of 42.24, finishing fourth overall. Spencer Adrian and Jack Jannasch tied for 43rd touching the wall with a time of 44.65, a career best for Jannasch. Michael Petro and Brian McGroarty finished 45th and 50th with times of 44.80 and 45.95. 

In the 200-Yard Breaststroke, Luca Pfyffer and Mitch Mason both qualified for the ‘C’ Final after finishing 15th and 20th overall with times of 1:56.94 and 1:57.58. Mason’s time is a career best and comes just one day after breaking the school record in the 100-Yard Breaststroke.

Swimming in the 200-Yard Butterfly, David Boylan punched his ticket into the ‘C’ Final, finishing 21st overall with a career best time of 1:46.15. Julian Norman touched the wall 31st overall with a time of 1:49.91. 

“We gave ourselves some opportunities to close out the meet with some faster swims tonight,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “We definitely could have been a little better this morning in spots but that is just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.”

SWIM ORDER OF EVENTS

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/3uyvDEl

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