Mizzou Completes Day One in Evanston
EVANSTON, IL -- The University of Missouri swimming and diving teams wrapped up the first day of a two day meet in Evanston, Ill. against Northwestern University and the University of Denver on Friday. At the end of the evening, Missouri men led Denver 76- 33 and led Northwestern 59-50. Meanwhile, Mizzou women swimmers broke two Northwestern records, in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay and the 200-yard Individual Medley and lead Denver 80-29 and Northwestern University 61-49 .
The team of Neil O'Halloran, Joe Hladik, John Krause, and Ramom Melo finished second in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay in 1:21.69 while the team of Ryan Sellers, Igor Kozlovskij, O'Halloran, and Melo took the second place spot in the 400-yard Medley Relay. They finished in 3:19.20. The Missouri women's relay team of Cassie Cunningham, Emily Doucette, Lisa Nathanson, and Shara Stafford raced to the first place spot in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay in 1:31.67.
In the 500-yard Freestyle event, Eegan Groome placed first in 4:29.76 and in the 50-yard Freestyle Melo placed first in 20.37.
The Tigers continued their dominance in relays with Mizzou placing two teams in the top three spots in the 400 Yard Medley Relay. The team of Dominique Bouchard, Emy DiBenigno, Stafford, and Doucette placed first in 3:43.57 while the team of Cunningham, Amanda Masters, Tasha Truscott, and Sydney Schaefer placed third in 3:49.09.
Success for the Tigers continued as the women swept the top three spots in the 200-yard IM. Stafford placed first in 1:59.13, with Bouchard finishing second in 2:03.90, and Rachel Ripley taking third in 2:04.94. The men took two of the top three spots in the 200-yard IM. Kozlovskij finished first in 1:50.80 while Yaniv Shnaider placed third in 1:52.11. In the diving pool Tiger David Bonuchi placed first in the 1-mtr Diving event with 421.00 points.
In the 50-yard Freestyle event Missouri swimmers had two swimmers place in the top two. Doucette came in second with a time of 23.57 and Cunningham placed third in 23.58. The women's team also saw ruled in the diving pool. In the 3-mtr Diving event, Jordan Morcom placed second with 323.30 points and Sharon Finn finished third with 291.75 points.