LSU Swimming Defeats SMU

LSU swam past SMU. Photo Courtesy: Kyle Zedaker, LSU Athletics

The LSU Swimming and Diving Team went on the road and defeated the SMU Mustangs on Saturday inside the Robson & Lindley Aquatic Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium. The men’s squad won by a final score of 168.50-131.50 and the women’s team defeated the Mustangs 171.00-125.00.



The Tigers dominated the day by winning 22 of the 32 events including the two relay races at the beginning and the end of the meet. The women’s 400-Yard Medley Relay team of Cassie Kalisz, Niamh Robinson, Helen Grossman, and Katarina Milutinovich won the first race of the day with a time of 3:41.64. The men’s team of Karl Luht, Luca Pfyffer, Ben Hooper, and Lewis Clough followed suit by touching the wall in 3:18.03.

In the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, the women’s team of Olivia Taylor, Milutinovich, Summer Stanfield, and Grossman touched the wall first with a time of 1:34.04. To close out the meet, the men’s team of Jack Jannasch, Luht, Hooper, and Clough won the relay with a time of 1:22.39.

A total of six Tigers won multiple individual races throughout the meet. For the women, Kalisz once again dominated the backstroke events by winning the 100 and 200-Yard Backstroke with times of 54.48 and 1:56.69. This is the third time Kalisz has swept the backstroke events – doing so in the season opening meet against Tulane and again last time out at Auburn. Niamh Robinson won both the 100 and 200-Yard Breaststroke with times of 1:03.05 and 2:13.96.

On the men’s side, four men won multiple individual races. Clough won both the 100 and 200-Yard Freestyle with times of 45.48 and 1:41.20. Luht won both backstroke events for the second meet in a row. He swam a 48.34 to win the 100-Yard and a 1:47.80 to win the 200-Yard. Pfyffer earned his first two wins on the season by winning the 100 and 200-Yard Breaststroke with times of 56.48 and 2:02.88. David Boylan won the 200-Yard IM with a time of 4:03.46 and the 200-Yard Butterfly, for the second meet in a row, with a time of 1:50.36.

“I’m content with the end result for the day,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “With where we are in training, we have a few people on an upswing and a few that just need a little rest. With that being said, we came here and got the individual and relay wins we needed to secure the win against a talented SMU squad.”


On the women’s side, Aimee Wilson dominated on the Three-Meter Springboard by diving to a score of 344.85, which is a new season high for the sophomore. Wilson won the event by over 58 points. On one-meter, Wilson finished in second place with a score of 274.10.

“Aimee (Wilson) was tremendous on three-meter as she won the event and set a new pool record,” said LSU head diving coach Doug Shaffer. “She was a little inconsistent on one-meter but debuted a new higher degree of difficulty dives which was a success.”

For the men, Manny Vazquez Bas finished in second place on the three-meter with a score of 341.50. Dakota Hurbis dove to a score of 318.30 on three-meter to finish in fourth place. On one-meter, Hurbis and Vazquez Bas finished in third and fifth place with scores of 290.05 and 173.25, respectively.

“I thought Manny (Vazquez Bas) did a great job rebounding from a rough one-meter event to take second on three-meter,” continued Shaffer. “I also thought Dakota (Hurbis) was consistent on both boards, just need to be sharper. Overall, we had a lot of positives today. It was great to compete in SMU’s new facility which will host our NCAA Regional in March.”

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