Tierney Earns Fifth-Place Finish at NCAAs

MUTIGERS.COM Junior Sam Tierney finished fifth in the 100 breast to claim the second All-America first team honor of his career.
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Junior Sam Tierney finished fifth in the 100 breast to claim the second All-America first team honor of his career.
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March 28, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas - Junior Sam Tierney placed fifth in the 100 breast for his second career first team All-America honor Friday to highlight day two action for the Mizzou men's swimming and diving team at the 2014 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. The Tigers sit 13th overall with 69 points with one day of competition remaining.

The Tigers also set three school records during Friday action at the NCAA Championships. Tierney broke his own 100 breast mark twice during the day, first in prelims with a 52.38, then with a swim of 52.07 in the championship final. Missouri also set program marks in the 200 medley relay (1:24.94) and 800 free relay (6:26.30).

Tierney, who entered the meet as the 22-seed in the 100 breast, qualified for the championship final after a sixth-place showing in prelims. He then dropped over 0.3 seconds in the final for a swim of 52.07 to finish fifth to secure. The junior's 100 breast All-America first team honor joins his seventh-place finish in the 200 breast at last year's Championships.

In the diving well, sophomore Clark Thomas earned his second All-America honorable mention honor of the meet after winning the consolation final. Thomas snuck into the B final with after taking 16th in prelims with a 363.85. The sophomore then erupted for a career best score of 418.60 in the consolation final for a ninth-place finish. Thomas also placed 14th on the 1-meter during day one action.

Mizzou opened Friday finals with a school record in the 200 medley relay. The Tiger foursome of senior Logan Mosley, Tierney and freshmen Andrew Sansoucie and Michael Chadwick won the consolation final in a time of 1:24.94, bettering the old program mark of 1:25.55. The ninth-place finish in the event also marks Missouri's highest relay finish at the NCAA Championships. The previous high was 11th in last year's 200 medley relay.

 

 

The Tigers' third school record of the day came in the 800 free relay, where junior Eegan Groome, Chadwick, junior Andrew Phillips and freshman Carter Griffin clocked a 6:26.30 in the timed final. Missouri just missed earning points in the event after finishing 20th.

Other Mizzou competitors during the day included Mosley in the 100 back (19th in 46.44), senior David Bonuchi on 3-meter (26th with 332.90 points) and junior Igor Kozlovskij in the 100 breast (29th in 53.76).

Final day competition at the 2014 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships concludes on Saturday with preliminary action at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m.

2014 NCAA Championships Day Two Results

200 Medley Relay
9. Mosley, Tierney, Sansoucie, Chadwick (1:24.94)

100 Breast
5. Sam Tierney (52.07)
29. Igor Kozlovskij (53.76)

100 Back
19. Logan Mosley (46.44)

800 Free Relay
20. Groome, Chadwick, Phillips, Griffin (6:26.30)

3-Meter Diving
9. Clark Thomas (418.60)
26. David Bonuchi (332.90)

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