March 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Members of the Mizzou men's swimming team wrapped up competition at the three-day American Short Course Championships, held March 6-8, at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas. Over the course of the meet, the Tigers set two school records, a number of personal bests and won five events.
Senior Logan Mosley lowered his own 100 back school record from 46.60 to 46.40 in a time trial, a time that should secure the senior a spot at the upcoming NCAA Championships. Mosley also won the 100 back on Friday in a time of 46.94. Junior Austin Fish placed fourth in 48.62, while freshman Carter Griffin was eighth in 50.11.
In the 200 fly, junior Mack Darragh retook his old school record away from classmate Andrew Phillips with a 1:44.17 in prelims. Darragh won the event with a 1:44.23 in the finals, while Phillips was second in 1:44.54. Additionally, sophomore Daniel Graviss was fifth in 1:47.49, freshman Martin Wallace was eighth in 1:50.79 and freshman Nick Davis won the consolation final in 1:49.79.
Swimming unattached, former Auburn transfer Abby Duncan won the 100 breast and placed second in both the 200 breast and 200 IM. Duncan, who will be eligible to swim for Mizzou next season, clocked a 59.66 to win the 100 breast, notched a lifetime best 2:09.34 in the 200 breast and swam a 2:00.81 in the 200 IM.
In the 100 free, freshman Michael Chadwick took the event win with a finals swim of 43.78. Matthew Margritier, swimming unattached, was third in 44.30 after a prelims time of 43.77.
Also claiming an event title was junior Eegan Groome, who took top honors in the 500 free after a time of 4:20.25 in the championship final.
Mosley placed second in the 50 free with a 19.68 in the championship final. Margritier was fifth in 19.90 and Chadwick placed seventh in a lifetime best 20.06.
In the 400 IM, Darragh earned a third-place finish with a finals swim of 3:49.86. He narrowly missed besting his school record in prelims after touching in 3:45.87. Graviss placed fourth in finals with a time of 3:49.99.
Griffin placed third in the 200 back after a 1:45.02 in the championship final. He was followed by Fish in fourth in 1:45.09 and unattached Dillon Love in sixth with a time of 1:47.12.
Also with notable finishes were Mapel, Phillips and freshman Mitchell Forde. Mapel earned a sixth-place finish in the 200 breast in 1:59.93, Forde was seventh in the 200 free in 1:38.77 and Phillips took eighth in the 100 fly in 49.17.
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