Bouchard won her first Big 12 title and set a conference record.
Feb. 26, 2011
Austin, Tex.-- In the first final of the night, Dominique Bouchard made history for Mizzou, winning the conference title in the 200 back in 1:52.02. Her time not only won her the event, it set a meet record and a new Big 12 Conference record, topping the previous record of 1:52.35 she set earlier this year.
Bouchard's win is the first ever championship for Missouri in the 200 back, and the first swimming event championship since Kayla Durnil took the 200 breast title in 2009. It is only the fourth women's swimming championship in school history.
Bouchard was also a member of Friday night's third-place 400 medley relay, which set a new University record time. She also placed fifth in the 100 back and sixth in the 200 IM earlier in the meet.
When combined with Loren `Figgy' Figueroa's 1-meter diving championship, won last night, Bouchard's victory is even more historic. Bouchard and Figueroa's wins mark the first time in school history the Tigers have won multiple events at the Big 12 Championships in the same year.
Previous wins have come one at a time--Matt Ferrarelli in 2001 (400 IM), Mariona Costa in 2002 (100 breast), Rebecca Wolfe in 2003 (200 fly), Kayla Melnychuk in 2008 (platform dive), and Kayla Durnil in 2009 (200 breast).
Last night, Loren `Figgy' Figueroa brought Missouri something no other diver ever has-- a Big 12 Championship in the 1-meter dive. Her score of 335.15 was not only enough to win her the championship, it also set a meet record by more than 5 points.
The Championship is the first ever for Missouri in the 1-meter dive, and just the second diving championship overall for the school. Kayla Melnychuk previously won the platform diving championship in 2008 with a 284.00. Figgy took second place Thursday night in the 3-meter dive as well, scoring 340.40.
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