Mizzou Swimming & Diving Sweeps Drury
COLUMBIA -- The Mizzou men's and women's swimming and diving teams completed a sweep of Drury on Senior Night at the Mizzou Aquatic Center on Friday. The No. 24 Tiger men posted a 166-68 victory over the Panthers, while the No. 24 Tiger women defeated the squad 150.5-83.5.
Missouri claimed 21 of 26 events on the night and had six different Tigers win two events. On the women's side, senior Ashley Paterson won both the 1,000 free (10:31.41) and the 500 free (5:05.96), while fellow senior Cassie Cunningham took home both the 50 (23.25) and 100 free (50.84). Freshman Anna Patterson was also a double winner as she finished first in the 200 free (1:53.00) and the 200 fly (2:05.61).
In the diving well, Loren Figueroa was victorious in both the 1-meter (296.48) and 3-meter (338.25) springboard titles. She remains undefeated in the 1-meter this season.
Double winners on the men's side included sophomores Eegan Groome and Andrew Phillips. Groome earned wins in the 500 (4:34.30) and the 1000 free (9:20.29), while Phillips claimed the 200 free (1:40.95) and the 200 fly (1:50.78).
The Tigers started the meet with wins in the men's and women's 400 medley relays. The Mizzou women's `A' team of senior Dominique Bouchard, freshman Lauren Stoeckle, sophomore Danielle Barbiea and sophomore Emily Doucette swam a 3:46.06 to take top honors, while the Mizzou men's `B' squad of sophomore Sam Tierney, junior Mark Conroy, junior Logan Mosley and freshman Max Grodecki clocked a time of 3:18.78.
In the men's 200 IM, sophomore Igor Kozlovskij just outtouched Tierney to win the event in 1:49.69 to Tierney's 1:49.70. Grodecki proved victorious in the 100 free in 46.00, just ahead of senior Joe Hladik, who finished in second in 46.65.
Bouchard easily took home the 200 back with a swim of 2:00.07, while freshman Allie Sullins claimed second in 2:05.87. On the men's side, sophomore Austin Fish posted a time of 1:48.61 to take top honors, ahead of senior John Higgins, who swam a 1:49.57.
The Tigers claimed the top for spots in the men's 200 breast, led by Tierney, who swam a 1:58.79.
In the diving well, junior David Bonuchi took top honors in the 3-meter with a score of 440.40, while freshman Clark Thomas placed first in the 1-meter with 311.25 points.
Mizzou returns to the pool for the Tiger Invite February 1-2 at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Men's Scores 1. Mizzou - 166 2. Drury - 68 Women's Scores 1. Mizzou - 150.5 2. Drury - 83.5
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