Mizzou Swimming and Diving Falls to Florida in SEC Opener



Oct. 17, 2013

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou swimming and diving teams suffered losses to powerhouse Florida in the program's Southeastern Conference opener on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. The Tiger men fell to the Gators 169-130, while the women lost 181-109.

Missouri won seven total individual events during the meet, four on the men's side and three on the women's.

For the men, junior Sam Tierney took top honors in the 100 breast in an NCAA `B' qualifying time of 55.53. The Plano, Texas, native also recorded an NCAA `B' time in the 200 breast with a 1:58.94, which was good for second. Sophomore Max Grodecki claimed first-place in the 50 free with a swim of 20.72.

In the diving well, senior David Bonuchi and sophomore Clark Thomas each won a springboard event and placed second on the other. Bonuchi won the 3-meter with 395.18 points, ahead of Thomas' 326.40. The pair flip-flopped results on the 1-meter, with Thomas winning the event with 338.18 points, while Bonuchi took second with 306.98.

On the women's side, junior Danielle Barbiea claimed first-place in the 100 fly (54.52) and was just 0.03 seconds off an NCAA `B' cut. Barbiea also notched two second-place showings during the meet, in the 50 free (23.43) and 100 back (55.99). Freshman Katharine Ross won her second 100 breast title in as many collegiate meets with swim of 1:01.90.

Sophomore diver Lauren Reedy also posted a first-place showing on the day, with a win on the 3-meter (295.50). Reedy narrowly missed a sweep of the springboards as she took second on the 1-meter by less than a point with a tally of 274.35.

In the women's 200 back, sophomore Madison Bridges swam a 2:03.05 to place second in the event. Classmate Lauren Stoeckle had a pair of third-place finishes on the day, with times of 1:05.00 in the 100 breast and 2:18.04 in the 200 breast.

In the men's 200 free, Mizzou finished two-three-four with strong swims from junior Eegan Groome (1:39.21), freshman Michael Chadwick (1:39.83) and junior Andrew Phillips (1:41.02).

The Tiger men also took two-three-four in the 100 free. Grodecki took second in 45.32, followed by Chadwick in third (45.86) and junior Alex Glogoza in fourth (46.23).

Senior Logan Mosley captured a pair of second-place showings in the 100 back (49.22) and 100 fly (49.68). Freshman Carter Griffin placed third behind Mosley in the 100 back and bettered that finish by one in the 200 back, with a second-place finish in 1:47.11.

The Tigers return to the pool next week Oct. 24-25 for a two-day meet against Kentucky, Northwestern and Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill.



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