Oct. 27, 2006
Complete Results |
Missouri won the first eight events and 13 of 16 overall en route to a 187-111 victory over arch-rival Kansas in women's swimming action at the Mizzou Aquatic Center Friday night.
The victory marked the largest margin by either school in the 24-meet history, which date back to 1977.
"This team came out with greater intensity than I had seen in a while," Mizzou head coach Brian Hoffer said. "I was very surprised with some of the times and with some of the athletes."
Freshman Colleen Gordon won gold in the 200 and 500 freestyle, and the 200 individual medley. Her time of 4:52.77 in the 500 is an NCAA "B" Consideration time and just seven-hundredths off the school record.
Tiger senior Shannon Hogan and Jayhawk sophomore Maria Mayrovich went head-to-head in the freestyle sprints with Hogan claiming first in the 50 and Mayrovich nabbing a win in the 100 by six-hundredths of a second.
Sophomore Jill Bastien won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.72, just ahead of KU's Danielle Herrmann, who had not lost a dual race in that event prior to Friday in her two years of college. Bastien finished second in the 200 breaststroke to classmate Erin Yeager, who swam a personal record of 2:19.14 for top honors and the fifth-best time in MU history.
Mizzou's diving trio of Kendra Melnychuk, Kim Massaro and Laura Quenette combined to score 20 points in the 1- and 3-meter competitions. Melnychuk and Massaro went one-two in the 3-meter and two-three in the 1-meter.
Other notable performances included junior Taye Patterson capturing the 100 backstroke in 56.88, nearly two seconds under her season best, junior Katie Gates touching third in the 50 free in a career-low 24.02, and junior Sarah Menefee earning silver in the 200 back in a personal-best time of 2:04.15 - more than a second under her previous best which she set at last year's Big 12 Championships.
Missouri's men and women will return to the pool next weekend with the Mizzou Dual Challenge, Nov. 3-5. Drury, Iowa, Louisville and Southern Illinois will come to Columbia for a combined 10 dual meets in four sessions. Action gets underway at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.