Jan. 28, 2012
Columbia, Mo. - The University of Missouri men's team saw success on Saturday in the final day of a two-day meet against Northwestern University and the University of Denver. The Tigers left Evanston, Illinois after, beating the University of Denver 230-138 but fell to Northwestern University 180-188.
In the first of two sessions on Saturday, the Tigers began the day on a high note with a second place finish in the 200 Yard Medley Relay. The team of Ryan Sellers, Igor Kozlovskij, Neil O'Halloran, and Ramom Melo finished in 1:30.75 for second place.
O'Halloran also saw success in the 100 Yard Butterfly, finishing first in a speedy 49.48, and in the 200 Yard Butterfly, with a second place finish in 1:49.18.
In the 800 Yard Freestyle, the relay team of Eegan Groome, Kozlovskij, O'Halloran and Alex Glogoza finished first in 6:44.45. Groom also finished second in the 200 Yard Freestyle, notching a time of 1:41.48 while Kozlovskij finished first in the 100 Yard Breaststroke in 55.77.
In Saturday's second session the Tigers continued accumulating points with a second place finish by Groome in the 1650 Yard Freestyle Event in 15:40.40 and a first place finish by Melo in the 100 Yard Freestyle event in 44.95.
Missouri swimmers finished in the top two spots in the 200 Yard Breaststroke. Kozlovskij placed first in 2:01.42 while Sam Tierney finished second in 2:01.88.
In the final relay of the day, the Tigers finished second in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay. The team of Kozlovskij, Joe Hladik, O'Halloran, and Melo finished second in 2:59.63.
In the diving pool, the Missouri men continued to accumulate points with a first place finish by David Bonuchi
with 385.35 points.
The Missouri Tigers will next face Drury University in Springfield, Missouri on February 4th. Check back at Mutigers.com for information on Mizzou Swimming and Diving.