Mizzou Sweeps Drury to Close Dual Action



Jan. 25, 2014

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Mizzou men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned a sweep over Drury Saturday afternoon at Breech Pool in Springfield, Mo. The Tiger men defeated the Panthers 149-92 to improve to conclude the season 6-4 in dual meets, while the women won 121-118 for a 5-6 mark.

Missouri combined for 17 event wins on the day, with the men taking 10 and the women seven. Five different Tigers won two events, including senior David Bonuchi (1-meter and 3-meter), juniors Eegan Groome (500 free and 1000 free), Andrew Phillips (200 free and 200 fly) and Sam Tierney (100 back and 200 breast) and sophomore Anna Patterson (50 free and 100 fly).

The Mizzou women opened the meet with a victory in the 400 medley relay, as the squad of junior Emily Doucette, freshman Katharine Ross, junior Danielle Barbiea and Patterson posted a time of 3:44.63.

The Tigers posted wins in both the men's and women's 1000 free on the day. Sophomore Lauren Stoeckle earned her first career win in the event after touching in 10:32.01. Groome won the men's race in 9:27.54, followed closely behind by freshman Martin Wallace in 9:29.50.

Groome added a win in the 500 free after touching the wall in 4:32.49.

Phillips recorded his first win of the day in the 200 free after notching a time of 1:39.53. On the women's side, freshman Brittany Hammond placed second in 1:53.77.

Tierney led one-two Tiger finishes in both his wins against Drury. First the junior claimed first in the 100 back in 50.07, ahead of freshman Carter Griffin in 50.37. Then Tierney finished first in the 200 breast after a swim of 2:01.86, while Kozlovskij took second in 2:01.91.

Sophomore Daniel Graviss led Missouri to a top three sweep in the men's 400 IM. Graviss touched first in 3:58.88, while junior Igor Kozlovskij was second in 3:59.20 and junior Mack Darragh third in 4:01.90. Junior Danielle Spradlin took second in the women's race after a swim of 4:28.74, just 0.01 ahead of freshman Ellie Suek (4:28.75).

Mizzou junior Lauren Callin and sophomore Lauren Reedy split the women's diving events. Callin placed first on the 3-meter after a score of 292.58, ahead of Reedy's 282.82. Reedy took first on the 1-meter with 312.00, while Callin was second with 284.32.

In the women's 100 fly, Patterson claimed top honors with a time of 56.75. She added another win in the 50 free after a time of 23.65.

Phillips notched his second win of the meet in the 200 fly after easily beating the field in a time of 1:48.06.

Missouri also recorded a sweep of both 100 free events. On the women's side, Barbiea placed first with a swim of 51.84, while sophomore Max Grodecki won the men's race in 45.79.

In the diving well, the Tigers won all four events on the day. Bonuchi swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards with scores of 371.77 and 407.52, respectively. Sophomore Clark Thomas was second on the 1-meter with a score of 349.72. Missouri returns to the pool for the two-day Tiger Invite, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.



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