Feb. 20, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - The Mizzou men's and women's swimming and diving teams notched two school records and two top-eight finishes to highlight day three action on Thursday at the 2014 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Athens, Ga. Freshmen Michael Chadwick and Ellie Suek broke program marks, while juniors Danielle Barbiea (100 fly) and Loren Figueroa (3-meter) earned finishes of sixth and eighth, respectively.
Through three days of competition, the Tiger men sit in seventh with 343 points and the women are in eighth with 281.
The Georgia women lead the field with 879 points, followed by Florida with 642 and Texas A&M with 614. On the men's side, Florida's 773.5 points lead the men's side, while Auburn sits in second with 721.5 and Georgia is third with 588.
Junior Danielle Barbiea became Mizzou's first swimmer to advance to a championship final with a top-three prelims time in the women's 100 fly. The Springboro, Ohio, native ultimately took sixth in the event with a 52.59 in finals, which bettered his 2013 Championship finish of eighth. She clocked a time of 52.11 in prelims.
In the diving well, redshirt junior Loren Figueroa earned a top-eight finish of her own on the women's 3-meter. The Houston, Texas, native posted a score of 309.35 in finals to take eighth in the event. Figueroa scored a season best 325.65 in prelims to earn her spot in the final.
Freshman Ellie Suek broke Mizzou's first women's team record of the meet after a stellar swim in the B final of the 400 IM. Suek, who took third in the consolation final, clocked a school record time of 4:12.85, breaking Jill Granger's old mark of 4:13.56. Additionally, Suek's time was a full three seconds faster than her prelims time of 4:15.85, which was then a career best.
In the men's 100 fly, senior Logan Mosley took second in the B final, for an overall finish of 10th, with a swim of 47.01. Freshman Andrew Sansoucie posted a career best 47.11 to finish third in the C final. His time also moved him into second place on Mizzou's all-time list, behind just Mosley. Sansoucie entered the meet with a personal best of 48.25 and ranked eighth in the event.
The Tigers had two in the 400 IM B final, sophomore Daniel Graviss and junior Mack Darragh. Graviss notched a career best time of 3:46.86 to earn a second-place finish. The time, 1.38 faster than his prelims time, moved Graviss into second all-time at Mizzou in the event. Darragh placed eighth in the B final with a 3:55.81.
Fresh off his 200 free school record prelims swim of 1:35.63, freshman Michael Chadwick placed fourth in the night's 200 free B final with a time of 1:35.74. Junior Andrew Phillips took seventh in the heat in 1:36.87.
Freshman Michael Chadwick narrowly missed a spot in a championship final in the 200 free but did take down a school record in the process. He placed 10th in prelims with a new program record 1:35.63, besting junior Eegan Groome's previous mark of 1:35.81. Junior Andrew Phillips also qualified for the B final in a personal best 1:36.16, which moved him into third all-time at the event at Mizzou.
Day preliminary action at the SEC Championships begins Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.
2014 SEC Championships Day Two Standings Results
Women's 100 Fly
6. Danielle Barbiea (52.59 finals, 52.11 prelims)
13. Anna Patterson (53.55 finals, 53.23 prelims)
32. Lexi Spivak (55.00)
45. Kellie Barbiea (56.24)
47. Arianna Bernstein (56.50)
48. Andrea Marko (56.60)
Men's 200 Free
12. Michael Chadwick (1:35.74 finals, 1:35.63 prelims)
15. Andrew Phillips (1:36.87 finals, 1:36.16 prelims)
27. Stephen Sobczak (1:37.42)
31. Alex Glogoza (1:37.88)
33. Eegan Groome (1:38.10)
42. Carter Griffin (1:39.53)
43. Martin Wallace (1:39.64)
44. Keiser Witte (1:39.77)
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