Broken record: LSU’s Maggie MacNeil earns third SEC Swimmer of Week honor

LSU swimmer Maggie MacNeil was named SEC Swimmer of the Week, the conference league announced Tuesday, for her performance at the Tigers’ midseason invite inside the Rec Center Natatorium on the campus of Texas A&M.

MacNeil competed in six events while at the Art Adamson Invitational. For the three individual events, she broke each school record she set earlier in the season at different points for the 50-free, 100-back and 100-fly.

In the 50-free, she touched the wall first with a time of 21.03, which tied the SEC record and broke the Rec Center Natatorium pool record. For the 100-back, MacNeil broke the school record with a time of 50.70. Finally, in the 100-fly, she broke the school record and pool record with a time of 49.40.

Each time cleared the NCAA ‘A’ standard, guaranteeing her trip to the NCAA Championships in March.

MacNeil also made some noise in the relay events including the 200-free relay and 200-medley relay. In the 200-free relay, alongside her three teammates, clocked an NCAA ‘A’ cut time. It will be the first LSU relay to attend the national meet since 2016. MacNeil split 20.59 on the way to a school record time of 1:27.63.

MacNeil continued her impressive weekend in the 200-medley. During her swim, she split the fastest 50-fly in the history of the sport with a time of 21.85. The group in the 200-medley finished with a time of 1:37.78

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