Feb. 21, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - The Mizzou men's and women's swimming and diving teams broke two school records and posted three top-seven finishes to highlight day four competition at the 2014 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships at Gabrielsen Natatorium. The Mizzou men jumped from seventh to fourth in the team standings with 572 points. The Tiger women sit in eighth with 378.5 points.
Senior David Bonuchi, junior Sam Tierney and senior Mark Conroy all earned top-seven finishes, with Bonuchi finishing fourth on the platform, Tierney fifth in the 100 breast and Conroy seventh in the 100 breast. Junior Andrew Phillips (200 fly) and freshman Katharine Ross (100 breast) both broke school records during the day.
In the diving well, Bonuchi posted his fourth-place finish on the platform after a finals round score of 396.7. The Columbia, Mo., native struggled in the early going, sitting just sixth with 252.45 after four dives. In his fifth dive, however, Bonuchi erupted for a 92.4 to move all the way to second with one dive remaining. Competing last, he needed 86 points to win the event but received a score of 66.3 to ultimately finish fourth.
The Tigers were well represented in the men's 100 breast finals. Tierney highlighted the night with a fifth-place finish in the championship final after a swim of 53.03, a season best, while Conroy joined Tierney in the final and took seventh in 53.30, which matched his prelims swim from the morning.
Junior Igor Kozlovskij took second in the 100 breast consolation final after a season best time of 53.48. Freshman Eddie Mapel won the C final in a career best swim of 54.15, while sophomore Michal Rokita took fifth in the C final in 54.77, also a personal record.
In the men's 200 fly, junior Andrew Phillips placed eighth after a swim of 1:45.08 in the championship final. Earlier in the day, Phillips broke teammate Mack Darragh's program record with a 1:44.19 swim in prelims, which was good to earn Phillips a spot in the evening championship final. Darragh swam in the B final and took 16th overall in 1:46.06. Additionally, sophomore Daniel Graviss lowered his career best to 1:46.05 after a fourth-place finish in the C final.
Swimming in the 100 breast B final, freshman Katharine Ross was narrowly out-touched 59.55 to 59.56 at the finish to finish second in the heat. However, her 59.56 lowered her own school record of 59.95 in the event. Sophomore Lauren Stoeckle was sixth in the B final after a swim of 1:01.43.
Juniors Danielle Barbiea and Emily Doucette both competed in the women's 100 back B final. Barbiea placed sixth in the heat and 14th overall with a time of 53.89. Doucette, who clocked a personal best 53.66 in the morning, took 16th in 54.55. In the C final, sophomore Madison Bridges posted a time of 54.66 to place 21st overall.
In the men's 100 back, senior Logan Mosley earned a second-place finish in the B final with a 47.02, lowering his prelims time of 47.12. In the C final, freshman Carter Griffin took second with a personal best 47.79. Griffin entered the Championships with a career record of 48.40 and lowered it twice on the day. Additionally, junior Austin Fish swam a 48.25 to finish seventh in the C final.
Mizzou's men's 400 medley relay quartet of Tierney, Kozlovskij, freshman Andrew Sansoucie and Mosley posted a seventh-place finish in 3:11.13.
The Tiger women's 400 medley relay team of Doucette, Ross, Barbiea and freshman Brittany Hammond closed out the night ninth in the event with a time of 3:36.75.
Final day preliminary competition at the SEC Championships begins Saturday at 10 a.m. ET.
2014 SEC Championships Day Four Results
Women's 200 Fly
43. Lexi Spivak (2:04.47)
Women's 100 Back
14. Danielle Barbiea (53.89 finals, 53.62 prelims)
16. Emily Doucette (54.55 finals, 53.66 prelims)
21. Madison Bridges (54.66 finals, 54.54 prelims)
32. Andrea Marko (55.83)
37. Victoria Trost (56.17)
40. Kellie Barbiea (56.54)
42. Arianna Bernstein (56.78)
Men's 100 Breast
5. Sam Tierney (53.03 finals, 53.06 prelims)
7. Mark Conroy (53.30 finals, 53.30 prelims)
10. Igor Kozlovskij (53.48 finals, 53.65 prelims)
17. Eddie Mapel (54.15 finals, 54.49 prelims)
21. Michal Rokita (54.77 finals, 55.06 prelims)
Women's 400 Medley Relay
9. Doucette, Ross, Barbiea, Hammond (3:36.75)
Men's 400 Medley Relay
7. Tierney, Kozlovskij, Sansoucie, Mosley (3:11.13)
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