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LSU's Torrey Bussey
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LSU Wraps up Day 1 at NCAA Swimming & Diving
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Published: March 21, 2013, 07:43 PM (CT)
Updated: March 22, 2013, 08:58 AM (CT)
by Seth Medvin, Student Assistant SID

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The LSU Women’s Swimming and Diving team competed in two events during the first day of competition at the NCAA Championships hosted at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Junior Torrey Bussey posted a time of 2:00.14 in the 200 individual medley.

Freshman diver Cassie Weil took 28th on the one-meter with a score of 268.60.

“Cassie dove very well in the one-meter competition,” Diving Coach Shaffer said. “It is not her strongest event compared to the field. She was 28th, but she really didn’t miss anything. Her performance was an excellent showing for her.”

The Lady Tigers will be competing in their strongest events on the second day of competition. Weil will dive on the three-meter and Bussey will swim in her best event, the 100 breaststroke.

“Torrey showed great promise for the rest of the meet,” Swimming Coach Dave Geyer said. “She was out very fast and just faded on the back half. We are ready for the relay tomorrow. Torrey is focused in on her breaststroke for the rest of the meet.”

Bussey finished 10th in the 100 breast (1:00.30) at the SEC Championships and is looking to break the one-minute barrier in the event.

Weil punched her ticket to the championships meet after a fantastic performance at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals on the three-meter. Weil took third on the three-meter with a 12-line total of 662.70. The SEC Female Freshman Diver of the Year set the program record on the three-meter in her collegiate dual debut with a score of 372.68.

“I really liked Cassie’s focus today,” Shaffer said. “I liked the way she was competing in the competition. That is what I wanted to see in day one as we move into her two strongest events, the three-meter and the platform.”

Bussey will be joined by freshman Caley Oquist, sophomore Amber Carter and junior Rainey White on the 200 medley relay tomorrow. The 200 medley relay team goes into the meet with the 13th fastest time in the nation.

Day two and day three finals will air live on ESPN3 at 6 p.m. (CT) Various championship races will air on tape delay on ESPNU at 7 p.m. (CT) on March 27.

For more information and updates during the meet, please follow LSU Swimming and Diving on Facebook or follow @LSUSwimDive on Twitter.

Schedule of events; all time eastern:

TRIALS—FRIDAY (11 a.m.— women)
7. 200-yard Medley Relay
10-minute intermission starting immediately at the conclusion of the relay
8. 400-yard Individual Medley
9. 100-yard Butterfly
10. 200-yard Freestyle
11. 100-yard Breaststroke
12. 100-yard Backstroke
20-minute intermission
14. 800-yard Freestyle Relay—All but last three heats of time finals
13. Three-meter Diving—Trials*
 
FINALS—FRIDAY (7 p.m.)
7. 200-yard Medley Relay
8. 400-yard Individual Medley
9. 100-yard Butterfly
10. 200-yard Freestyle
11. 100-yard Breaststroke
12. 100-yard Backstroke
13. Three-meter Diving—Finals*
14. 800-yard Freestyle Relay—Last three heats of time finals
 
TRIALS—SATURDAY (11 a.m.—men and women)
16. 200-yard Backstroke
17. 100-yard Freestyle
18. 200-yard Breaststroke
19. 200-yard Butterfly
20-minute intermission
21. 400-yard Freestyle Relay
20. Platform Diving—Trials*
15. 1,650-yard Freestyle—All but last heat of time finals
 
FINALS—SATURDAY (7 p.m.)
15. 1,650-yard Freestyle—Last heat of time finals
16. 200-yard Backstroke
17. 100-yard Freestyle
18. 200-yard Breaststroke
19. 200-yard Butterfly
20. Platform Diving—Finals*
21. 400-yard Freestyle Relay

 

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