Oct. 26, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou women's swimming and diving team posted wins over Kentucky and SIU and suffered a loss to Arkansas during the Tigers' Southeastern Conference opener Friday afternoon at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Missouri posted a 164-135 victory over Kentucky and a 215-84 win over SIU but fell to Arkansas, 197-103.
Senior Cassie Cunningham highlighted the meet with wins in both the 100 back and 50 free. Cunningham swam a 55.33 to earn top honors in the 100 back and had a time of 23.40 in the 50 free.
In the diving well, junior Loren Figueroa continued her solid form to place first in the 1-meter dive. Figueroa, who posted a score of 285.70 to win the event, has won all three 1-meter events she has entered so far this season.
In the opening event of the day, the 200 medley relay team of Cunningham, senior Rachel Ripley, freshman Danielle Barbiea and sophomore Emily Doucette finished in second with a time of 1:42.72, which was just 0.03 behind first-place Arkansas.
The Tigers also had a number of individual second-place finishes during the meet. Freshman Anna Patterson swam a 1:51.57 in the 200 free to come in second, senior Dominique Bouchard was second in the 200 back with 1:58.80, Danielle Barbiea had a time of 55.72 in the 100 fly and Ripley finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.78.
In the final event of the meet, the Tiger 400 free relay squad of Cunningham, senior Sydney Schaefer, Bouchard and Patterson placed second in 3:26.82. The time was almost three seconds faster than Mizzou posted in the same event last week.
Mizzou hits the road for the first time this season on Friday, Nov. 9 for a 2 p.m. CT clash with No. 9 Georgia.
Mizzou 164, Kentucky 135
Mizzou 215, SIU 84
Arkansas 197, Mizzou 103
Kentucky 212, SIU 87
Arkansas 212, Kentucky 88
Arkansas 244, SIU 56