Feb. 23, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Mizzou women's swimming and diving team posted a eighth-place finish in its inaugural SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, held in College Station, Texas. Senior Dominique Bouchard highlighted Saturday finals action with a third-place finish in the 200 back.
Georgia won the SEC team title with 1,420 points, followed by Texas A&M in 1,296 and Florida in third with 1190.50 points. Tennessee place fourth with 1,018 points, Auburn was fifth with 860, Arkansas sixth with 594 and LSU seventh in 494. In ninth-place was Kentucky with 368.50 points, followed by Alabama in 10th (353), South Carolina in 11th (248) and Vanderbilt in 12th (183).
Over the course of the five-day event, the Tigers broke two school records, claimed one title and earned a third and fourth-place finish. Redshirt sophomore diver Loren Figueroa took home the 1-meter crown, while Bouchard earned a third-place finish in the 200 back and a fourth-place finish in the 100 back.
Bouchard and freshman Anna Patterson also broke school records during the meet. Bouchard reset her own 200 back mark on Saturday, while Patterson took over the top spot on Mizzou's 200 fly list.
In Saturday swimming action, Bouchard earned a spot on the podium with a third-place finish in the 200 back. The senior clocked a time of 1:51.69. She finished the championships with a third and fourth-place finishes in the 200 and 100 back, respectively. Freshman Madison Bridges swam in the C final and posted a career best time of 1:57.39 to take sixth.
Swimming in the B final of the 100 free, freshman Anna Patterson took eighth place in a time of 49.47.
The Tigers had three competitors in the C final of the 200 breast. Senior Rachel Ripley led the way with a 2:14.00 for fifth-place, while senior Amanda Masters was seventh in 2:14.35 and freshman Danielle Spradlin eighth in 2:16.57.
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