Feb. 19, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - The Mizzou men's and women's swimming and diving teams set two new school records on day two action at the 2014 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. The Tiger women sit in sixth with 199 points following two days of competition, while the men are in seventh with 266 points.
Georgia leads the field on the women's side with 577 points, followed by Florida with 421 and Texas A&M with 417. On the men's side, Auburn sits in first with 574 points, ahead of Florida with 451.5 and Georgia with 414.
The Missouri men managed to notch two school records and an NCAA `A' qualifying time in the 200 free relay. Mizzou's team of senior Logan Mosley, freshman Michael Chadwick, senior Mark Conroy and junior Sam Tierney clocked a school record time of 1:18.20 to take seventh in the event. Additionally, Mosley's 19.61 opening 50 free split broke Jordan Hawley's program mark of 19.72. With the 50 free record, Mosley now holds three program bests, as he also sits atop the 100 back and 100 fly lists.
For the women, the Tiger 200 free relay team of sophomore Anna Patterson, junior Danielle Barbiea, junior Emily Doucette and freshman Brittany Hammond took seventh in a season best and NCAA `B' time of 1:30.56. Patterson swam a 22.32 on the opening leg to set a new personal best in the 50 free.
The Tigers posted a pair of top-seven finishes in the diving well. Senior David Bonuchi placed fifth on the 1-meter finals after a round of 389.4, while sophomore Clark Thomas took seventh in 377.25. The pair entered finals as the top two prelims qualifiers, as Thomas scored a career best 379.5 for first and Bonuchi was second in 378.1.
Tierney and junior Mack Darragh both competed in the 200 IM B final during the night session. Tierney finished in 14th after a finals swim of 1:46.30 (and a 1:46.40 in prelims), followed by Darragh in 15th with a 1:48.24 (and a 1:46.54 in prelims. Freshman Michael Chadwick, competing in the C final, posted an 18th-place finish with a personal best swim of 1:46.15. Junior Igor Kozlovskij also took part in the C final and had a time of 1:47.51 for 22nd. In prelims, junior Austin Fish touched in a career best 1:47.86 for 25th.
In the women's 200 IM, freshman Katharine Ross earned a 25th-place finish after touching the wall in 2:01.38.
Both Patterson and Barbiea competed in the B final of Wednesday night's 50 free final after 11th and 15th-place finishes, respectively, in the morning session. Patterson swam a 22.44 in finals, after a 22.40 in prelims, to finish 12th overall. Barbiea took 16th overall after a 22.71 in the finals. Two other swimmers recorded 50 free bests in preliminaries, as freshman Arianna Bernstein posted a 23.61 and classmate Victoria Trost swam a 23.72.
In the men's 500 free, junior Eegan Groome placed 14th overall with a time of 4:21.68 in finals. He earned a spot in the B final after a 13th-place prelims finish of 4:20.95. Freshman Brittany Hammond was Mizzou's lone competitor in the women's 500 free and was just off her career best time with a swim of 4:54.63.
Senior Logan Mosley was Mizzou's top finisher in the men's 50 free with a swim of 20.08. Senior Mark Conroy (20.27) and freshman Keiser Witte (20.32) were just hundredths of a second off their personal bests.
Day three preliminary action at the SEC Championships begins Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.
2014 SEC Championships Day Two Results and Standings
1. Georgia - 577
2. Florida - 421
3. Texas A&M - 312
4. Tennessee - 312
5. Arkansas - 217
6. Missouri - 199
7. LSU - 191
8. Alabama - 183
9. Auburn - 181
10. Kentucky - 156
11. South Carolina - 109
12. Vanderbilt - 94
1. Auburn - 574
2. Florida 451.5
3. Georgia - 414
4. Texas A&M - 296
5. Tennessee - 289
6. Alabama - 285
7. Missouri - 266
8. South Carolina - 251
9. Kentucky - 239
10. LSU - 208.5
Women's 500 Free
41. Brittany Hammond (4:54.63)
Women's 200 IM
25. Katharine Ross (2:01.38)
31. Madison Bridges (2:02.39)
33. Ellie Suek (2:02.54)
39. Lauren Stoeckle (2:03.82)
40. Danielle Spradlin (2:03.84)
47. Miranda Mercke (2:05.43)
59. Liza Poskin (2:11.57)
Men's 200 IM
14. Sam Tierney (1:46.30 finals, 1:46.40 prelims)
15. Mack Darragh (1:48.24 finals, 1:46.54 prelims)
18. Michael Chadwick (1:46.15 finals, 1:46.77 prelims)
22. Igor Kozlovskij (1:47.55 finals, 1:46.83 prelims)
25. Austin Fish (1:47.86)
34. Eddie Mapel (1:50.36)
46. Michal Rokita (1:55.73)
Women's 200 Free Relay
7. Patterson, D. Barbiea, Doucette, Hammond (1:30.35)
Men's 200 Free Relay
7. Mosley, Chadwick, Conroy, Tierney (1:18.20)
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