2017 SEC Time Trials: LSU Freshman Luht Clocks 19.2 Free Split on 200 MR


The first official races of the 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships will kickoff tonight in Knoxville, Tennessee, but a few swimmers got an early start to their fast swimming in this morning’s time trials. The LSU men got things started with a fast 1:25.12 in the 200 medley relay, just missing the NCAA ‘A’ standard by .07.

Leading off that relay was senior Logan Rysemus, who charged to a 21.49 backstroke split. Fellow seniors Silas Dejean and Devin McCaffrey took over the middle portion of the race, as Dejean threw down a 23.37 breaststroke split and McCaffrey turned in a 21.02 on the fly. Freshman Karl Luht had a big swim as their freestyle anchor, blasting a 19.24 into the finish.

Texas A&M’s Jonathan Tybur is looking good for NCAAs after his 200 breast time trial. Tybur clocked in with a lifetime best 1:54.07, which is well under the 1:55.31 it took to earn an invite to the NCAA meet last season.

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LSU Swimmer DFL
7 years ago

I think Vanderbilt almost out touched LSU…

7 years ago

Freshman dudes going 19.2 off rolling start isn’t impressive anymore. Michael Andrew more or less did that at 14… had he been on a relay (19.7 flat start – arguably better)

I agree with LSwho 1:54 is more notable.

7 years ago

Why did USC dq in three different relays?

Louisiana Swimmer
7 years ago

Just like I said in the Men’s Sec Fan Guide, expect LSU to do great things this week. Dave Geyer, Steve Mellor, Jeana Kempe, and new coach Bryon Tansel are slowing but surely turning LSU into a team to watch out for.

Remember to keep an eye out for Logan Rysemas in 100 fly and 100 back and Silas Dejean in 100 and 200 breast

Reply to  Louisiana Swimmer
7 years ago

Hell yeah shout out to Tansel!

7 years ago

19.2 split vs 1:54.0 breast?

Louisiana Swimmer
Reply to  LSwho?
7 years ago

Talk to me Saturday after Silas swims his 200 breast

Reply to  Louisiana Swimmer
7 years ago

Talk to me after the 200 medley relay

JP name too short
Reply to  LSWHO?
7 years ago

Just talk to me.



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