Houston Hits the Road to Face LSU, Rice in Baton Rouge

by SwimSwam 2

February 01st, 2019 AAC, College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major, SEC

Courtesy: Houston Athletics

HOUSTON – The University of Houston Swimming & Diving team will head out for its final road trip of the regular-season when it visits (rv) LSU and Rice in Baton Rouge for a two-day meet at the LSU Natatorium. Action begins Feb. 1 at 5 p.m., with a 10 a.m. start on Feb. 2.


·         For the third straight week the Cougars will face a ranked opponent, as well as an opponent from the SEC.

·         Houston has been strong on all front this season and looks to defend its American Athletic Conference title on Feb. 27-March 1 at IUPUI.

·         Last weekend the Cougars posted 18 podium finishes, defeating Vanderbilt and falling to No. 8 Texas A&M.

·         Laura Laderoute continues to be an anchor for Houston in the backstroke, taking home top honors in the 100 back with a time of 55.55 and finishing second in the 200 back at 2:01.44 in College Station. This is the third week that Laderoute has turned in multiple top-three finishes.

·         Newcomer Ioanna Sacha continues to excel in the backstroke along with Laderoute taking second in the 100 back (56.70) and third in the 200 back (2:02.77), last weekend. Posting multiple podium finishes in her first three meets in a Houston uniform.

·         Zarena Brown continues to be a force for the Cougars in the Freestyle events, most recently turning in a pair of top-five finishes, closing out the 500 Free in second (5:01.64) and the 200 Free in fifth (1:52.18) against Texas A&M and Rice.

·         Peyton Kondis leads Houston on the breaststroke, most recently, finishing second in the 100 Breaststroke at 1:03.17 and second in the 200 breaststroke at 2:17.62.

·         In the butterfly, Rebecca Brandt led Houston last weekend in the 200 fly, finishing fourth at 2:04.99. Katie Higgins led Houston with a third-place finish in the 100 fly at 57.12.


·         LSU is currently receiving votes in the latest CSCAA/TYR Toop-25.

·         Most recently the Tigers were defeated by No. 8 Texas A&M in a 172-121 on Jan. 19

·         Houston met LSU last season at the CRWC Natatorium, this is their first meeting this season.

·         LSU is in its ninth season under Head Coach Dave Geyer.


·         Rice will meet Houston for the third time this season.

·         Most recently Rice competed at Arkansas, falling in a 163-126 decision.

·         Rice is in its 17th season under Head Coach Seth Huston.



200 medley relay

1000 free

200 free

100 back

100 breast

200 fly

50 free

Women’s 1 meter

100 free

200 back

200 breast

500 free

100 fly

Women’s 3 meter

200 IM

400 free relay


10:00 AM

200 back – 100 free – 200 breast – 400 free relay

10:30 AM

200 fly – 100 back – 100 breast – 200 medley relay

11:00 AM

400 IM – 100 Fly – 200 free- 400 medley relay – 800 free relay

11:30 AM

500 free – 200 IM-  50 free- 200 free relay

Houston will return home for its final tune-up before the 2019 American Athletic Conference Championships, hosting the Houston First Chance Meet on Feb. 23 at the CRWC.

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So…two teams in Houston have to travel to BR. I wonder if they could have saved money by going on the same bus, or maybe paying a little out of each travel budget to pitch in to pay for LSU’s trip to UH (assuming they want an indoor meet).


These teams go back and forth every year. The meet is always swum indoors.