- Staff Reporter
BATON ROUGE – The Purple Team topped the Gold Team in the annual Purple vs. Gold Intrasquad Saturday at the LSU Natatorium.
IN THE POOL
The meet started off with the team of Cassie Kalisz, Olivia Paskulin, Olivia Taylor, and Emily Van De Wiele winning the 200-Yard Medley Relay. The men’s team of Matt Klotz, Cameron Karkoska, Michael Petro, Lewis Clough followed suit.
Luca Pfyffer won twice as the junior won the 100 and 200-Yard Breaststroke with times of 57.58 and 2:07.36. Freshman Jolee Liles touched the wall first in both the 500-Yard Freestyle and the 200-Yard Butterfly with times of 4:55.65 and 2:03.52.
Helen Grossman and Lewis Clough also claimed two wins as Grossman won the 100-Yard Freestyle and the 100-Yard Butterfly. Clough came out victorious in the 100-Yard Butterfly and the 200-Yard Freestyle.
“From what we wanted out of the meet, I think I saw all of the pieces I wanted to see,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “We knew we had some talent and potential in this freshman class and to see them step up in early September and put down some times that are going to be really competitive in dual meets is really positive.”
A total of six freshman won Saturday morning. Highlighted by Liles and her two wins, David Boylan, Brooks Curry, Katarina Milutinovich, Niamh Robinson, and Julian Norman also took home top spots.
“We know what the potential is within our team,” continued Coach Geyer. “It’s exciting to see it come through this early.”
ON THE BOARDS
Manny Vazquez Bas and Aimee Wilson won both the one and three-meter springboard events.
“I saw some really good things today while at the same time a lot of opportunities for improvement as we look forward to the start of our competitive season,” said LSU head diving coach Doug Shaffer. “There is a lot of talent in this young squad which I’m excited to watch develop moving forward.”
Manny Vazquez Bas
Manny Vazquez Bas
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Article sourced from provided press release.