Mizzou Opens Season with Show-Me Showdown Title

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Oct. 4, 2013

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou women's swimming and diving team won 11 of 13 events as the Tigers opened the 2013-14 with a win at the Ninth Annual Show-Me Showdown Friday afternoon at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Junior Danielle Barbiea and sophomores Anna Patterson and Lauren Reedy each claimed two wins on the day to lead the Tigers.

Missouri scored 629.50 points to earn its ninth-consecutive Show-Me Showdown victory. Missouri State placed second with 535.50, followed by Drury in third (339.50), Lindenwood fourth (313.50), Washington University fifth (234.0), Truman State sixth (232.0), William Jewell seventh (125.0) and Maryville eighth (12.0).

Barbiea took home first-place honors in both the 50 free and 100 fly during the meet. She clocked a time of 23.27 in the 50 free and touched in 55.03 in the 100 fly to cap her individual day. Patterson swept the 100 and 200 free in times of 49.25 and 1:46.10, respectively. Freshman Brittany Hammond placed second in the 200 free in a time of 1:49.00.

In the diving well, Reedy claimed first in the 1-meter scramble with a score of 307.15 and took first in the 3-meter competition with 260.30 points. Junior Lauren Callin finished second in the 3-meter with a score of 245.40.

The Tigers started the meet with a one-two finish in the 200 medley relay. Mizzou's A team of sophomores Madison Bridges and Lauren Stoeckle, Barbiea and Patterson touched in 1:43.81 for first, while the B team of freshmen Arianna Bernstein and Katharine Ross, senior Lexi Spivak and freshman Victoria Trost were second in 1:46.25.

In the 200 IM, Mizzou's Bridges, Stoeckle and junior Danielle Spradlin swept the top three spots. Bridges claimed first in 2:07.85, followed by Stoeckle in second (2:09.32) and Spradlin in third (2:10.18).

Ross earned the first title of her Mizzou career with a win in the 100 breast in a time of 1:01.54. Stoeckle and Spradlin placed third and fourth, respectively, in times of 1:04.73 and 1:06.78.

Missouri again took the top two spots in the 200 free relay. The Tigers' A squad of Barbiea, Bridges, Trost and Ross placed first with a swim of 1:37.16, ahead of the B team of Bernstein, Hammond, junior Kellie Barbiea and freshman Ellie Suek with a 1:38.63.

In the 100 back, Bridges earned a second-place finish with a swim of 57.05, while senior Andrea Marko took fourth in 58.50.

Mizzou closed out the meet with a win in the 400 free relay, when the A team of Patterson, Suek, Kellie Barbiea and Hammond posted a mark of 3:34.57 to earn the victory.

The Tigers return to the pool on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. when Mizzou hosts the Florida Gators in the Southeastern Conference opener.



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