Swimming & Diving Set to Face Tennessee, Virginia Tech



Jan. 10, 2014

No. 7/21 Mizzou vs. No. NR/15 Tennessee / No. 15/NR Virginia Tech
Date & Time Saturday, Jan. 11, Noon ET (11 a.m. CT)
Location Knoxville, Tenn. / Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center
Rankings Mizzou: Men 7, Women 21; Tennessee: Women 15; Virginia Tech: Men 15
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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou swimming and diving teams return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 11 when the team faces Tennessee and Virginia at 11 a.m. CT in Knoxville, Tenn. Saturday marks the first competition for the swimming teams since the Mizzou Invite in late November. 

Both Mizzou's men's and women's teams are ranked in the current CSCAA rankings. The Tiger men come in at No. 7, which is a new program record, and are the second-highest Southeastern Conference team in the rankings, behind just No. 3 Florida. The Missouri women are ranked No. 21, just one off their season best of 20th (set on Nov. 27). 

The Lady Vols are a perfect 5-0 this year and 2-0 in SEC competition with wins over South Carolina (170-130) and Kentucky (214-84). The Volunteer men own a mark of 3-2 but are a perfect 2-0 in league action, after wins over South Carolina (172-128) and Kentucky (177-123).

The Hokie men enter Saturday with a dual record of 6-1, with the lone loss coming at the hands of Ohio State. The women are 4-3 with wins over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. 

Sophomore Clark Thomas was named the SEC Male Diver of the Week on Jan. 7 for his performance at the Georgia Diving Invitational. Thomas claimed the 3-meter title, set two career highs and earned two more top-six finishes at last weekend's three-day meet. The sophomore opened the Invitational with a win on the 3-meter with a finals round score of 386.75, a new career high by 17 points. Clark also notched a career best on 1-meter prelims with a tally of 365.65 as he ultimately finished in fifth-place. He concluded the meet with a sixth-place finish on the platform with 326.85 points.

On an individual level, 12 different Tigers rank among the nation's best in their respective events. Leading the way is junior Danielle Barbiea, who is tied for the nation's best time in the 100 fly (51.13) and is ranked in three other events. 

Below is a breakdown of where Tigers rank nationally:

Danielle Barbiea 100 Fly T-1st 51.13
50 Free 20th 22.42
100 Back 21st 52.72
100 Free 24th 48.8
Katharine Ross  100 Breast 10th 59.95
200 Breast 25th 2:11.44
Mack Darragh 400 IM 12th 3:45.78
200 IM 16th 1:45.40
200 Fly 16th 1:44.64
Austin Fish 200 Back 21st 1:42.72
Daniel Graviss 400 IM 19th 3:46.14
Carter Griffin 200 Back 10th 1:41.67
Max Grodecki 100 Free 13th 43.19
Eegan Groome 500 Free 10th 4:17.78
1650 Free 23rd 15:11.92
Igor Kozlovskij 200 Breast 10th 1:55.23
100 Breast 15th 53.64
200 IM 20th 1:45.74
Logan Mosley 100 Back 7th 46.60
100 Fly 19th 46.82
50 Free 21st 19.73
Andrew Phillips 200 Fly 24th 1:45.12
Sam Tierney 200 Breast 3rd 1:54.38
100 Breast 6th 53.17
200 IM 13th 1:45.04

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