Mizzou wraps up SEC Swimming and Diving Championships
AUBURN, Alabama - The Mizzou men's and women's swimming and diving team finished their last day at the five-day SEC Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. The men finished in sixth-place amassing 768 points, while the women placed eighth with 594. Florida won the men's title with 1,314.5 points while Georgia took home its sixth consecutive title in the women's division with 1,450 points.
Freshman Sharli Brady set two school records in the 200 fly and 400 IM, which were two of 10 records set during the meet. Seniors Mack Darragh in the 200 fly and Sam Tierney in the 100 breast were joined by junior Daniel Graviss in the 400 IM, along with Carter Griffin in the 200 back and Andrew Sansoucie in the 100 fly for the men who set individual school records. Program record times were also swam in the women's 200 medley relay, and in both the men's 400 medley and 800 free relays.
There were 13 top-eight finishes for the Tigers, with Griffin (200 back), Tierney (100 breast) and Clark Thomas (3-meter springboard) finishing second in their events. After swimming 1:40.55 in the 200 back prelims, breaking his own school record, Griffin dropped his time to 1:40.17, an NCAA 'A' cut.
Tierney also had a fourth-place swim in the 200 breast Saturday with a time of 1:53.86, while senior Igor Kozlovskij won the consolation final in 1:55.00 placing ninth. Freshman Jordy Groters was 21st with a time of 1:59.03.
Junior Abby Duncan finished fifth in the 100 breast, and followed it up with sixth (2:10.67) in the 200 breast championship finals. Sophomore Katharine Ross won the consolation final with a time of 2:11.11.
Sophomore Michael Chadwick placed seventh in the 100 free with a time of 43.19. Junior Matthew Margritier took second in the 'C' final with 43.80.
Freshman Hunter Fritter advanced to the platform finals with a personal best score in the prelims of 352.40, placing eighth in the final with a score of 341.65 including a dive of 79.20.
The women's 1650 free program record was just missed by freshman Kira Zubar, who swam it in 16:25.49, which was good enough for 13th in the event.
In the 400 free relay, the final event, the men's and women's teams earned sixth and eighth place respective finishes, foreshadowing their overall places.