Tigers Finish Strong in Day Two of Missouri Grand Prix

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Swimmers from around the world traveled to participate in the Missouri Grand Prix.

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Swimmers from around the world traveled to participate in the Missouri Grand Prix.
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Feb. 12, 2012

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Columbia, Mo. - On day two of the Missouri Grand Prix, the University of Missouri Tigers saw more success and more swimmers met qualifications to participate in the Olympic Time Trials. Mizzou Aquatics are hosting the Missouri Grand Prix, one of seven around the nation, as a way for elite swimmers from around the world to meet Olympic qualifications as well as tune up for the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games.

Freshman Ramom Melo finished 12th in the 50 Freestyle event in a speedy 23.38, meeting the Olympic Qualify Standard for the event, which is 23.49 while Canadian Mack Darragh finished 6th in the 200 Butterfly event with a time of 2:01.11

Two Tigers saw success in the 200 Breaststroke event finals. Jowan Qupty of Israel finished 5th with an impressive time of 2:16.70, while Igor Kozlovskij of Lithuania finished 11th in 2:18.24.

Preliminary events for Sunday begin at 9:00 AM on February 12 at the Mizzou Aquatic Center with finals beginnings at 5:30 PM, also at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. For more information on the Missouri Grand Prix and Mizzou Swimming and Diving, check back at MUTigers.com.


 

 

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