Redshirt junior Loren Figueroa swept both springboard events against Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
Jan. 11, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Juniors Loren Figueroa and Danielle Barbiea each won two events in Mizzou's double dual against No. 15 and Virginia Tech Saturday at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Tigers (3-4, 0-3 SEC) defeated the Hokies 163-137 and fell to the Lady Vols 192.5-106.5.
Figueroa swept both diving springboard events with wins on the 1-meter and 3-meter. She started the day with a top finish on the 1-meter with a score of 303.00. Figueroa then posted a season best tally of 319.85 on the 3-meter to earn top honors on the event.
Also a winner of two events, Barbiea placed first in both the 50 free and 100 fly. The junior swam a time of 23.43 to win the 50 free, just 0.06 ahead of Tennessee's Cherelle Thompson, who took second. Barbiea also claimed first in the 100 fly in a time of 53.57.
Mizzou started the meet with a second-place showing in the 200 medley relay. The Tiger `A' team of junior Emily Doucette, freshman Katharine Ross and sophomore Anna Patterson clocked a time of 1:41.32, just 0.17 behind first-place Tennessee.
Patterson added a trio of individual second-place finishes to her day. She tied Tennessee's Faith Johnson for second in the 200 free after a swim of 1:51.35 and recorded a time of 2:05.07 in the 200 fly to take runner-up honors. Additionally, she took second in the 100 free in 51.33.
Ross earned second in both breast events, as she went 1:02.44 in the 100 breast and 2:17.54 in the 200 breast. Sophomore Lauren Stoeckle placed behind Ross in the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.11 for third.
The Tigers also earned third-place finishes in both backstroke events. Doucette took third in the 100 back with a time of 56.40, while sophomore Madison Bridges was third in the 200 back in 2:01.33.
Missouri returns to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 18 when the team travels to Iowa City, Iowa to face Illinois, Indiana and Iowa at 11 a.m.
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