Eleven Swimmers Earn Personal Bests In Prelims
LSU Sports Interactive
UPDATE-On day two of the SEC Championships, Haylee Knight and Leah Troskot swam their way into the championship finals in the prelims, posting times of 22.43 and 22.39 respectively. Knight’s time is also a personal best, improving to fourth on the LSU all-time list in the event.
In the 200 IM, school record-holder Kara Kopcso touched the wall at 1:58.51 to earn a spot in the ‘B’ final. Colleen O’Neil also earned a spot in the consolation final of the 200 IM after posting a time of 1:58.95 in the prelims.
For the men, Brandon Goldman tallied a career-high in the 200 IM, clocking at 1:46.24 to retain his spot at third on LSU’s all-time list. Goldman also claimed second in a swim off against Auburn’s Petter Fredriksson and Florida’s Ross Palazzo with a time of 1:46.72 to earn a spot in the bonus round.
In all, 11 swimmers finished with career-highs in the prelims. Tennyson Henry swam to a career-high with a time of 4:51.64 in the 500 free. In their first SEC Championships, Nicole Rozier (2:01.43) and Olivia Paskulin (2:03.95) finished with personal bests in the 200 IM. Rozier also earns a spot at 10th on LSU’s all-time list in the event.
Summer Spradley (23.12), Taylor Anderson (23.28), Helen Grossman (23.80), Silas Dejean (20.63), Matt Klotz (20.21) and Tyler Harper (20.20) all finished with personal bests in the 50 free to close out the prelims.
For the women divers, Lizzie Cui compiled a score of 303.45 on one-meter for eighth overall in the prelims to advance to the finals. Rileigh Knox and Makayla Robillard each scored personal bests with scores of 281.85 and 296.60 respectfully.
Finals for the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, women's one-meter and 200 free relay will start at 6 p.m ET.
Check back later tonight for a full recap of events.