Two LSU Divers Have Podium Finish; Curry Wins Second Silver, Breaks 200-Free School Record

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Two LSU Divers Have Podium Finish; Curry Wins Second Silver, Breaks 200-Free School Record

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – LSU swimmer Brooks Curry earned a silver medal, broke a school record and cleared the NCAA ‘A’ standard for the second night in a row Thursday at the 2022 SEC Championships inside Jones Aquatic Center on the University of Tennessee’s campus. He clocked in a 200-yard freestyle time of 1:31.39.

LSU divers Chiara Pellacani and Helle Tuxen finished the three-meter springboard final with silver and bronze, respectively after three Tigers qualified for the evening session. Pellacani finished the final in second place with a score of 356.35, and Tuxen claimed third place with a score of 352.35.

IN THE POOL
To start the final session, Jolee Liles competed in the 400-yard IM, finishing in 19th place with a time of 4:14.02. Her time moved her to the No. 5 spot on LSU’s all-time top-10 for the event. 

In the 200-yard free, Reagan Osborne competed in the ‘C’ final after dropping nearly three seconds in prelim time from her seed time. She placed 24th with a final time of 1:47.62. Katarina Milutinovich swam in the ‘B’ final after qualifying in the prelims with a score of 1:46.48. Her final time dropped by four-tenths of a second, and she placed 10th with a time of 1:46.05.

ON THE BOARDS
Alongside Pellacani and Tuxen’s performances that vaulted them into LSU’s all-time top-10 scores, Montserrat Gutierrez Lavenant had an impressive set of dives herself. After placing eighth in the prelims with a score of 306.65, she had a final score of 338.35, which earned her fifth place.

ORDER OF EVENTS
Friday, February 18
200 Fly
100 Back
100 Breaststroke
Men’s Platform

LIVE VIDEO
The SEC Swimming and Diving Championships will be streamed on the SEC Network+.

LIVE STATS
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Swimming results can be found on MeetMobile