Missouri Women Defeat Missouri State
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.