Men's 200 Medley Relay Team Breaks School Record
Communications Student Assistant
BATON ROUGE- The men's team of Karl Luht, Silas Dejean, Logan Rysemus and Jake Markham broke the school record in the 200 medley relay, touching the wall at 1:24.87 for an automatic standard NCAA qualifying time at the Bulldog Last Chance Invitational in Athens, Georgia over the weekend.
The swimming team will now wait for an announcement from the NCAA on the list of swimmers who have qualified for the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana in March.
“The men certainly took advantage of their first opportunity to race when they arrived there,” said head swimming coach Dave Geyer. “Lowering the school record and getting the automatic standard in the 200 medley relay was a great performance.”
“Right now, we just have to try and keep a clear mind for the next week and get back into training.”
In the 200 fly, Brandon Goldman shaved time off his personal best in the time trials, clocking at 1:43.51 to retain his spot at second on LSU’s all-time list.
Silas Dejean logged two 'B' cut times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke time trials, finishing at 52.84 and 1:54.97 respectively.
The 200 free relay team of Luht, Devin McCaffrey, Markham and Rysemus also finished at 1:19.57 in time trials to wrap up the weekend for the men.
Members of the women’s swim team traveled to Austin, Texas for the Women’s Last Chance Meet hosted by the University of Texas.
In the 100 breaststroke, Colleen O’Neil took second with a time of 1:00.84. Haylee Knight and Leah Troskot finished one-two in the 50 free time trials, posting times of 22.63 and 22.79 respectively.
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