Posted: Oct 21, 2012 4:17 PM
COLUMBIA -- The Mizzou women's swimming and diving team won 14 of 15 events as the squad defeated Missouri State 176-66 Saturday afternoon at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Seniors Cassie Cunningham, Rachel Ripley and freshman Anna Patterson were all double winners during the meet.
Cunningham claimed the 50 and 100 free events with times of 23.49 and 51.63, respectively. Sophomore Emily Doucette finished second in both those events as well, as she swam 24.17 in the 50 free and 52.44 in the 100 free.
Ripley earned top honors in the 400 IM, where she swam a 4:28.62, and the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.97. Sophomore Danielle Spradlin finished in second place in the 400 IM after a swim of 4:30.91.
Patterson led a one-two-three Tiger sweep in the 200 free to win her first event of the day. The freshman clocked a 1:52.96 for first, while senior Dominique Bouchard came in second with 1:53.71 and senior Brigette Selbert swam 1:54.87 for third place. Patterson also claimed the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.46.
Bouchard and Spradlin also posted individual wins of their own against the Bears. Bouchard earned top honors in the 200 back with a time of 1:59.05, while Spradlin swam a time of 5:07.50 in the 500 free to finish in first place.
The Tiger relay teams also had strong showings on the afternoon. Missouri opened the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay from the team of Bouchard, Ripley, freshman Danielle Barbiea and Doucette, as they swam a 3:47.05. The Mizzou team of Madison Bridges, freshman Lauren Stoeckle, junior Lexi Spivak and senior Sydney Schaefer took second place in the relay with 3:53.68.
In their final event of the day, the 400 free relay squad of Danielle Barbiea, Schaefer, Patterson and Cunningham took top honors after recording a time of 3:29.50.
In the diving well, Missouri swept the top five finishers in the 1-meter, led by Loren Figueroa's 318.00 points. Sharon Finn finished in second with 298.35 points and freshman Lauren Reedy scored 267.07 to come in third. Finn claimed the 3-meter with 330.15 points, followed by Reedy (289.13), sophomore Lauren Callin (274.50) and junior Alex Skinner (261.68).
Mizzou returns to the pool on Friday, October 26 when the team hosts Arkansas, Kentucky and SIU at 2 p.m. at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Posted 4:49 PM 11/5/2015 by Megan Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – Within the last month there have been many initiatives by the city government to combat homelessness in Columbia. City staff has plans for a new homeless shelter downtown, and the city council has budgeted for a new shelter for homeless veterans.
Steve Jacobs with St. (More)
Posted 4:37 PM 11/24/2015 by Steve Dawson, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - The holidays are a time when phone scammers take advantage of people who look to donate to a worthy cause.
The United Way of Central Missouri said it received a complaint from a local company, which said an unknown person called them claiming to represent the Randolph (More)
Posted 5:09 PM 11/24/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - A Wisconsin federal appeals court has ruled it is unconstitutional to require abortion providers to get hospital admitting privileges in order to perform abortions. One University of Missouri law professor said the ruling should not affect Missouri statute.
"It really shouldn't (More)
Adv. - more news below
Posted 4:34 PM 11/24/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter and The Associated Press
COLUMBIA (AP) — The Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has stopped performing medically-induced abortions.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri confirmed the clinic ceased offering the abortions Monday. The organization also confirmed Nov. 19 was the last (More)
Posted 4:07 PM 11/24/2015 by Megan Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – Downtown Columbia is a highly sought after in terms of space, according to a recent survey by Plaza Commercial Realty.
The survey found only two percent of commercial space is vacant out of the three million square feet downtown.
"Right now there's a pretty deep (More)
Posted 4:00 PM 11/24/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Thanksgiving travelers this weekend will face increased traffic and the safety risks that come with it, and mid-Missouri agencies are getting ready.
AAA estimates 42 million Americans will travel by car this holiday weekend. 872,000 of those will be Missourians.
Posted 1:34 PM 11/24/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that 91 percent of college campuses across the nation did not report any incidents of rape on campus in 2014. Both Stephens College and the Columbia College campus in Columbia fall into this category. The University of Missouri's archive (More)
Adv. - more news below
Posted 2:57 PM 11/24/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 (More)