Tiger Women in First After Day One of Mizzou Invite
COLUMBIA -- After day one of the Mizzou Invite, the Mizzou women's swimming and diving team sits in first place with 431 points through seven of 21 events. Boise State is in second with 263 points, while UNLV is in third place with 226.50.
In the first event of the evening session, the 200 free relay team of Cassie Cunningham, Emily Doucette, Danielle Barbiea and Anna Patterson earned a first-place finish with a time of 1:29.66. Mizzou's `B' team of Sydney Schaefer, Allie Sullins, Madison Bridges and Lexi Spivak placed sixth in 1:34.24.
Following a swim of 52.57 in the 100 fly during preliminaries to move into second all-time at Mizzou in the event, Barbiea finished first in finals with a 52.91. Her times were both NCAA `B' qualifying times. Patterson placed fourth in the finals as she swam a 54.53, just off her time of 54.51 in prelims and just shy of NCAA `B' times.
The Tigers went two-three-four in the 200 IM final, with Dominique Bouchard clocking a 1:59.80 to take second. Bouchard's time is good for second on Mizzou's all-time list. Rachel Ripley came in third in 2:00.71, while Bridges was fourth in 2:01.38. All three Tigers posted NCAA `B' times.
Mizzou also took four of the top five spots in the 50 free, led by Cunningham with a swim of 22.67. Doucette clocked a 22.77 in finals to place second, while Barbiea (23.15) and Patterson (23.18) were fourth and fifth, respectively. Both Cunningham and Doucette posted NCAA `B' times in the event.
The Tigers closed out the night with a victory in the 400 medley relay. The team of Bouchard, Ripley, Barbiea and Cunningham posted a time of 3:36.67 to take first place. Mizzou's `B' team of Bridges, Lauren Stoeckle, Patterson and Doucette finished third in 3:42.58.
In the diving well, the Tigers went one, two, four in the 3-meter. Loren Figueroa took home top honors in the event with 347.95, followed by Sharon Finn (303.80) in second and Alex Skinner (278.20) in fourth.
Day two of the Mizzou invite continues with preliminary action at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 30.