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Celaya-Hernandez, Dejean Break School Records

Fraser McAlpine
Fraser McAlpine
Communications Student Assistant

UPDATE: Juan Celaya-Hernandez and Silas Dejean each broke school records on the last day of the SEC Championships at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

Celaya-Hernandez compiled a score of 460.95 to take first in the prelims, breaking the school record by just under 30 points to mark the third consecutive event the freshman has broken a school record at SEC’s.

Dejean broke his own school record in the prelims of the 200 breaststroke, logging a time of 1:55.25 to compete in the ‘A’ final.

Leah Troskot also qualified for the championship final of the 100 free with a time of 48.55 to take seventh overall.

To open up the prelims, Makenna Wilson earned a spot in the ‘C’ final of the 200 back after recording the fifth fastest time in school history at 1:57.35.

Haylee Knight jumped to fifth on LSU’s all-time list in the 100 free after garnering a time of 49.40 to receive an invite to the consolation final.

In the 200 breaststroke prelims, Colleen O’Neil touched the wall at 2:13.61, swimming her way into the ‘C’ final.

On the men’s side, Jake Markham, Logan Rysemus and Karl Luht claimed bids for the consolation final of the 100 free. Markham also improved to eighth on LSU’s all-time list with a time of 43.85.

Garrett House grabbed one of the final spots in the ‘C’ final with a prelim time of 1:59.86 in the 200 breaststroke.

Seven other swimmers wrapped up prelims by receiving personal bests in their events.
Kate Zimmer (2:00.69), Alexandria Ham (1:59.51), and Tennyson Henry (2:00.32) picked up personal bests in the 200 back prelims. In the 100 free, Taylor Anderson swam to her fastest time, clocking at 51.04.

Luht (44.07), Lewis Clough (44.50), and Damen Pheiffer (44.88) also collected personal bests in the 100 free.

In the men’s platform prelims, Matthew Phillip joined Celaya-Hernandez in the finals after diving to a career high with a score of 393.00 for fifth place. Matt McClellan also finished with a career high of 321.90 to round out the diving portion.

Check back for a full recap later tonight.




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