Luht Sets School Record in 100-Yard Backstroke
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ATHENS, Ga. – Karl Luht set a new individual LSU record in the ‘B’ Final of the 100-Yard Backstroke and as a part of the 400-Yard Medley Relay as eleven Tigers competed in Friday night’s finals on Day Four of the 2019 SEC Swim and Dive Championships.
Luht won the ‘B’ Final and finished in ninth place overall after setting a new LSU record and swimming the tenth-fastest time in the nation with a time of 45.58, which will solidify his spot in the NCAA Championships. Matthew Klotz placed 15thafter touching the wall in 47.30
Brittany Thompson finished 23rdin the women’s final with a time of 53.85.
Luca Pfyffer touched the wall in 54.07 to finish in 24thplace on the men’s side.
Helen Grossman finished in 19thplace after swimming the third-fastest time in LSU history of 1:57.27. Nicole Rozier followed closely, finishing in 20thplace with a time of 1:57.58 and Gabrielle Pick placed 24thwith a time of 1:59.40.
400-Yard Medley Relay
LSU Swim Coach Dave Geyer on Day Four Performance
“I really started out the day with a glass half full look at our races to come. At the end of the night, it was overflowing.”
Women’s 200-Yard Butterfly
19. Helen Grossman – 1:57.53
20. Nicole Rozier– 1:58.13
24. Gabrielle Pick– 1:58.47
Men’s 200-Yard Butterfly
12. Harrison Jones – 1:44.97
18. Alarii Levreault-Lopez – 1:45.57
Women’s 100-Yard Backstroke
23. Brittany Thompson – 53.85
Men’s 100-Yard Backstroke
9. Karl Luht – 45.58
15. Matt Klotz – 47.30
Women’s 100-Yard Breaststroke
4. Summer Spradley – 59.60
8. Olivia Paskulin – 1:00.95
Men’s 100-Yard Breaststroke
24. Luca Pfyffer – 54.07
Women’s 400-Yard Medley Relay
8. Zimmer, Spradley, Grossman, Knight- 3:33.10
Men’s 400-Yard Medley Relay
10. Luht, Pfyffer, Clough, Klotz - 3:10.76
Saturday Morning: Prelims
Saturday Night: Finals
400-Yard Freestyle Relay
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