Record Swims Disallowed; A&M Pool Too Short
LSU Sports Interactive
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Sophomore Clint Hallum and freshman Morgan McGee each shattered what was thought to be LSU records in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, respectively, Friday at the Art Adamson Invitational, but neither record is likely to count.
Unfortunately, after an official measurement done by the Strong Surveying company at the conclusion of the day’s events, the pool was found to be just over one inch short, and all times will most likely be disallowed.
The very same company measured the pool on Wednesday, and it was measured at 75 feet, ½ inch. For the pool to be regulation size, it must be no less than 75 feet exactly. Friday night’s measurement was revealed to be 74 feet, 10 and 7/8 inches.
Hallum touched the wall in 4 minutes, 22.66 seconds to take third-place in the ‘B’ final of the 500 free. His record-setting mark would have been one of two LSU marks in the final round of that event to have registered as a NCAA ‘B’ cut qualifying time standard.
McGee swam the backstroke leg of LSU’s 400 medley relay ‘A’ team and captured a lead-off split of 54.94, breaking what was thought to be fellow teammate Monica McJunkin’s school record of 55.05 set last year.