Nov. 1, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The No. 16 Mizzou men's swimming and diving team won the first six events of the day en route to a 186-114 win over Texas A&M Friday afternoon at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. The Tigers improved to 3-1 in dual meets and 2-0 against Southeastern Conference foes.
Juniors Mack Darragh, Eegan Groome and Sam Tierney all claimed two individual wins against the Aggies, while seniors David Bonuchi and Logan Mosley and freshmen Michael Chadwick and Carter Griffin each won one.
The Tigers started the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay as Mizzou's A team of Mosley, Tierney, Darragh and Chadwick clocked a time of 3:17.14. The time was the fifth-fastest in the nation so far this year and was a full second faster than Mizzou's time a week ago.
Groome claimed the first of his two event victories in the 1000 free after a swim of 9:21.74, almost five seconds faster than his previous season best. Freshman Martin Wallace knocked almost six seconds off his collegiate best with a time of 9:24.79 to take third.
The second of Groome's two wins came in the 500 free, where the junior touched in 4:31.09 to take first by more than four seconds. Wallace again took third with a swim of 4:38.57.
Darragh earned wins in both the 200 fly and 200 IM on the day. The junior had a season best 1:48.97 in the 200 fly to finish ahead of sophomore Daniel Graviss, who was second in 1:50.94. Darragh finished his day with a time of 1:52.46 in the 200 IM for his second event title of the day.
For the second straight week, Tierney completed the 100 breast and 200 breast sweep. Tierney led a one-two-three Tiger finish in the 100 breast after a time of 55.19, just of his 55.19 time a week ago. Senior Mark Conroy
took second in 56.41, while junior Igor Kozlovskij
was third in 56.66.
In the 200 breast, Tierney had over a three second win after notching a time of 2:01.02. Tigers Kozlovskij (2:04.34), sophomore Michal Rokita (2:06.16) and freshman Eddie Mapel (2:08.80) took second, third and fourth, respectively.
Griffin had perhaps Mizzou's most dominating win of the day with a victory in the 200 back. The freshman won by over four seconds as he clocked an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:46.08. The time was the 10th-fastest in the nation this season and moved Griffin up to sixth all-time at Missouri in the event.
In the 100 back, Mosley narrowly missed an NCAA B qualifying time with a 48.56 to take the win. The senior was just 0.07 away from a B qualifying time but did set a new season best. Griffin took third in the event in 50.18.
Chadwick continued his strong freshman campaign with his second straight win in the 200 free. Chadwick clocked a time of 1:40.17 to edge out Texas A&M's Paul-Marc Schweitzer to take the victory.
In the diving well, senior David Bonuchi earned top honors on the 3-meter with a score of 388.05.
The Tigers return to the pool on Friday, Nov. 8 when the team travels to Springfield, Mo., for a dual with Missouri State at 5 p.m.