Swimming and Diving
LSU's Craig Hamilton
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Hamilton to Represent Men's Swimming at NCAA's
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Published: March 07, 2012, 04:41 PM (CT)
by Seth Medvin, Student Assistant SID

BATON ROUGE -- LSU junior swimmer Craig Hamilton will represent the Tigers at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships March 22-24 at the Weyerhaeuser King Co. Aquatic Center in Seattle, Wash.

"I am excited for Craig and his opportunity to compete at the NCAA Championships," Swimming Coach Dave Geyer said. "This is his third year, and each year he keeps moving higher in the rankings. Obviously, the goal for the meet is to score and that's what we will be looking at doing in two weeks."

Hamilton may be joined by one of the four Tiger divers competing March 8-10 at the NCAA Zone 'D' Diving Regionals.

Hamilton, a now three-time NCAA qualifier and arguably the best distance swimmer in the program's history, will compete in the 1650 freestyle and 500 free events.

At the SEC Championships, Hamilton earned a bronze medal in the mile swim and finished sixth in the 500 free.

The Edinburgh, Scotland native owns the program's top marks in the 500 free (4:22.01), 1000 free (9:05.55) and 1650 free (14:58.11), all of which were set this season at the conference meet. Currently, his 1650 free time ranks 14th nationally and his 500 free ranks 37th nationally.

At last year's NCAA meet, Hamilton earned his first NCAA Honorable Mention in a 15th place finish in the 1650 free (15.02.33). He placed 35th in the 500 free (4:23.14) as well. He also competed as a freshman in the 500 free and 1650 free events.

 

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