Tanner CraftCommunications Student Assistant
BATON ROUGE– On Senior Day, the LSU Swimming and Diving team had a strong showing all across the board. On the men’s side, LSU defeated Incarnate Word 144.00-109.00 and Delta State 160.00-96.00. The women defeated Incarnate Word 181.00-69.00 and Delta State 179.00-76.00.
“I think it was a great meet for us,” said LSU swimming head coach Dave Geyer. “We haven’t raced in a dual meet since early November so to get those competitive juices flowing again was good. We showed a little rust in some of the details but that is something we can definitely work out going forward.”
Lauren Thompson and Brittany Thompson won three times between the two as Lauren won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2.19.93 and Brittany won the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley with times of 2:00.36 and 2:05.24, respectively.
Seniors Gabrielle Pick and Summer Spradley both picked up wins as Spradley won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.11. Pick won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:01.05.
Kate Zimmer and Tennyson Henry also won on their Senior Day. Zimmer won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.03. Henry won the 500-yard freestyle by seven seconds with a time of 5:02.78.
Seniors also showcased their dominance on the men’s side. Thomas Smith won the 200-yard backstroke and finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 1:46.07 and 49.55, respectively.
Mitchell Petras touched the wall first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 55.31 to set a new personal best. He followed that up by setting another personal mark, this time with a 2:01.05 in the 200-yard breaststroke.
On springboard, Juan Celaya-Hernandez set pool-records in the one-meter and the three-meter. On the one-meter, Celaya-Hernandez dove to a score of 438.35 which is a season best. On the three-meter, the junior scored a 460.00 over his six dives.
Seniors Matthew McClellan and Matthew …