Dec. 4, 2010
Complete Results |
COLUMBIA, Mo. - After day one of the Mizzou Invitational, the University of Missouri men's swimming and diving team sits in first place with 500 points through 14 of 42 events. Drury is in second place with 377 points, while Missouri S&T is in third with 206 and Truman State is in fourth with 116.
The Men's 200 free relay team started the night off with a bang by taking the win and setting a Mizzou Invitational Record with a time of 1:19.23. The record setting relay team consisted of Roko Simunic, Anders Melin, Mark Conroy and Jordan Hawley.
The Tigers were represented in the 500 free final by 3 swimmers, with Spenser Lauvera Mizzou's top finisher in fourth with a time of 4:29.09. Vito Cammisano took seventh with a time of 4:36.90 and Jeff Hendricks came in eighth with a time of 4:38.42.
Mizzou had five out of the eight swimmers in the men's 100 fly final. Melin led the Tigers taking second with a time of 48.06. Following him were teammates Scott Martin (fifth at 48.75), Dave Dorak (sixth at 49.27), Mark Waugh (seventh at 49.86) and Jason King (eighth at 50.31).
In the 200 IM, the Tigers had another strong showing with five swimmers in the final. Winning the event was Yaniv Shnaider with a time of 1:48.66. Martin took third at 1:50.29, followed by Jowan Qupty in fourth at 1:50.36. John Higgins was sixth at 1:51.64 and Colin Livasy finished eighth with a time of 1:53.18.
Returning from their win in the 200 relay earlier in the night, Simunic, Anders Melin, Conroy, and Hawley all competed in the 50 free and took four out of the top five places. Simunic took first with a meet record of 20.11 and Jordan Hawley finished second at 20.42. Anders Melin was third at 20.54 and Mark Conroy took fifth at 20.73.
In the final event of the evening, Mizzou grabbed the top two spots in the 400 medley relay. The first place team, with a time of 3:16.89, consisted of Simunic, Michael Lopresti, Melin and Hawley. Right behind them was the second place team of Higgins, Conroy, Martin and Adam Abernathy with a time of 3:17.95.
In the diving well, Mizzou grabbed four of the five top finishes in the 1 meter diving competition. Dante Jones took first with 387.1 points, followed by David Bonuchi in second with 370.7 and Dallas Becerra in third with 280.3. Mitch Harris finished fifth with a score of 252.55.
Day two of the Mizzou Invitational continues at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Live results can be found at http://www.mutigers.com/livestats/c-swim/realtime/.