Megan Cox Has A Big Day In LSU Win

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No. 20 LSU women continued its strong season against Houston, Rice and Tulane in a two-day quad meet. The Tigers improved their record to 12-1.

LSU defeated Houston by a score of 224-129, Rice 280-67 and Tulane 266-87.

The Tigers started off the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Backstroker Haylee Knight, breaststroker Colleen O’Neil, butterflier Leah Troskot and freestyler Danielle Stirrat posted a time of 1:42.94.

The Tigers were led by Megan Cox. The senior took home two relay wins and also finished first in the 100-yard butterfly (55.34) and 200-yard butterfly (1:59.38).

Troskot picked up an individual victory in the 50-yard freestyle (23.30) and also helped the Tigers to victory in all four relays.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Troscot was joined by Stirrat, Knight and Cox. The team touched in 3:23.64.

Coming off a win in the 200-yard medley relay, O’Neil won the 200-yard individual medley. She touched with a time of 2:01.98.

In the 400-yard medley relay, the Tigers used the same swimmers that they did in the 200-yard race. However, LSU switched up who swam what stroke. In the 400, Stirrat swam backstroke, Knight swam butterfly and Troskot was the freestyler. The team won with a time of 3:44.74.

The meet ended with the 200-yard freestyle relay. LSU used the same team as the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team posted a time of 1:33.42. Cox led the way with a split of 23.01.

The Tigers next compete on Feb. 16 in Columbia, Missouri at Southeastern Conference Championships.

“There was some great racing over the course of the past two days,” swimming coach Dave Geyer said in a press release. “When you start to hit rest cycles, you have a squad that can be all over the place physically. From here, we need to fine tune details and get ready for SEC Championships.”

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