Oct. 4, 2013
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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou men's swimming and diving team opened the 2013-14 season with a first-place showing at the Ninth Annual Show-Me Showdown Friday afternoon at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo. The Tigers scored 673 points to win the event.
Missouri State placed second with 545 points, followed by Lindenwood in third (355), Drury in fourth (338), Missouri S&T fifth (214), Washington University sixth (164), William Jewell seventh (59) and Truman State eighth (44).
Sophomore Max Grodecki took home two first-place finishes with wins in the 50 and 100 free. Grodecki clocked a 20.64 in the 50 free, ahead of senior Mark Conroy, who placed second in 21.25. Grodecki swam a 45.38 in the 100 free to claim top honors.
In the diving well, Mizzou swept both springboard events with wins from senior David Bonuchi and sophomore Clark Thomas. Thomas won the 1-meter scramble with 341.40 points, while Bonuchi won the 3-meter with 322.90.
Mizzou's 200 medley relay A team of senior Logan Mosley, juniors Sam Tierney and Igor Kozlovskij and sophomore Max Grodecki took first-place in the opening event with a time of 1:29.90. The Tiger B team of junior Austin Fish, senior Mark Conroy and freshmen Andrew Sansoucie and Keiser Witte placed third in 1:33.28.
The Tigers also took top honors in the 200 free relay, as Mizzou's A team of Tierney, Conroy, Grodecki and Mosley touched first with a 1:22.74.
Junior Mack Darragh led a two-three-four finish for the Tigers in the 100 fly. Darragh clocked a time of 49.89 to take second, followed by Kozlovskij in third (49.99) and Mosley in fourth (50.02).
Tierney claimed an event win of his own with a victory in the 100 breast. The sophomore recorded a time of 55.66 for the win.
Freshman Michael Chadwick opened his collegiate career with a second-place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:40.13, just ahead of junior Eegan Groome, who touched in 1:40.60 for third. Freshman Carter Griffin took fourth with a time of 1:41.12.
In the 100 back, Griffin clocked a time of 49.90 to place second in the event, while Mosley took third in 50.22.
Missouri closed the meet with a second-place finish in the 400 free relay. The Tigers' top team of Kozlovskij, Chadwick, junior Alex Glogoza and Groome combined to swim a 3:03.23 in the event.
The Tigers return to the pool on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. when Mizzou hosts the Florida Gators in the Southeastern Conference opener.