LSU Swims to Victory Over Delta State


The Louisiana State University Tigers swimming and diving programs each claimed victory on the road against the Statesmen of Delta State. The competition took place on Saturday, January 11th, in Cleveland, MS. It was the first competition of the new calendar year for each team.


LSU men – 175, Delta State men – 110

LSU women – 195, Delta State women – 95



LSU Press Release

Cleveland, Miss. – The LSU Swimming team dominated in their first road dual meet of 2020, with both the men and the women coming away with victories over Delta State. The men won by a final score of 175-110 and the women won 195-90.

LSU will be back at home next weekend as they will host Florida State on Friday, January 17 at 5 p.m. CT and Texas A&M on Saturday, January 18 at 11 a.m. CT for Senior Day.


Overall, the Tigers won 25 out of the 28 events during the meet. On the women’s side, a Tiger touched the wall first in every event and three Tigers won multiple events. Kit Hanley won the 100-Yard Free for the second time this season with a time of 52.04 and also won the 200-Yard Free with a time of 1:52.17. Katarina Milutinovichwon both backstroke events as the freshman swam a 55.90 100-Yard and a 2:01.61 200-Yard. Helen Grossmanrounded up the trio of milti-event winners for the women by winning the 50-Yard Free with a time of 23.92 and the 100-Yard Fly with a time of 55.14.

On the men’s side, another three Tigers won multiple events. Lewis Clough led the way by winning three events. The senior won the 100-Yard Free with a time of 45.37, the 200-Yard Fly with a time of 1:49.61, and the 200-Yard IM with a time of 1:51.65. Isak Vikstrom won both the 500 and 1000-Yard Free with times of 4:40.80 and 9:30.97. Senior Matt Klotz rounded out the trio by winning both the 50-Yard Free and 200-Yard Back with times of 20.59 and 1:50.14.

The Tigers also walked away with wins in three relay events. The team of Cassie Kalisz, Olivia Paskulin, Grossman, and Olivia Taylor began the meet with a win in the 200-Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:42.64. The men’s team of Karl Luht, Luca Pfyffer, Clough, and Klotz followed suit by winning the 200-Yard Medley with a time of 1:30.59. To close out the meet, the women’s team of Milutinovich, Hanley, Grossman, and Emily Van De Wielewon the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:27.22

I am really happy with how we competed today,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “I was worried we would have a let down after racing so well against Missouri this past Thursday but that was not the case. As a whole, we approached today with a great competitive drive, stepped up, and kept racing.”


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Delta State Press Release

CLEVELAND, Miss. – The Delta State University Statesmen and Lady Statesmen Swim and Dive teams had a very respectable showing against SEC opponent LSU on Saturday afternoon. The Statesmen earned two wins against the Division one opponent.

Off The Starting Blocks:

  • Event: Delta State vs LSU
  • Date/Time: January 11, 2020
  • Location: Ronnie Mayers Aquatic Center
  • Lady Statesmen: 90 points 2nd place LSU 195
  • Statesmen: 110 points 2nd place LSU 175
  • Get Social: @DeltaStateSWD

Inside The Ropes:

  • In the women’s 200 medley relay, the Lady Statesmen came in second with a time of 1:46:18 which was four seconds behind LSU.
  • The men’s 200 medley relay had DSU also come in second with a time of 1:32:19 two seconds behind LSU.
  • Giulio Brugnoni came in third in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 49.27
  • Madison Lavoie finished in third in the 100 yard breastroke with a time of 1:05:90
  • Peyton Osborn was third in the 1000 free in 10:39:23.
  • John Stewart was third in the men’s 1000 free as well with a time of 9:38:85.
  • Celeste Turner took third in the 200 yard butterfly in 2:04:87.
  • In the men’s 200 yard butterfly Matey Rezashki took second with a time of 1:51:98.
  • Rezashki then turned around and won the 200 yard breaststroke in a time of 2:05:02 for the first win for the Statesmen on the day.
  • Victoria Brady came in third in the 500 free with a time of 5:11:65.
  • Josh Armond and Michael Maly came in second and third in the 500 free with times of 4:49:77 and 4:49:80 respectively.
  • Turner came in second in the 100 butterfly and Madelyn Byrd took third.
  • Brugnoni won the 100 butterfly for the second win of the day with a time of 49.10
  • Lavoie took second in the 200 individual medley.

On The Boards:

  • Megan Black had a score of 206.18 on the one meter dive.
  • Gillian Pratt had a score of 200.93.
  • Kylwe Weesner had a score of 276.30 on the one meter while Jawone Blankenship had a score of 271.80.
  • Pratt had a score of 251.18 on the three meter while Black had 196.87
  • Weener had a score of 337.43 on the three meter while Blankenship had a score of 333.97.

Up Next: The Statesmen and Lady Statesmen head next week to take on Emory University and West Florida in Atlanta, Georgia.

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