Oct. 23, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri swimming and diving program hits the road for the first time in 2013-14 to face Southeastern Conference foe Kentucky and Southern Illinois Thursday-Friday, Oct. 24-25 in Carbondale, Ill. Thursday action will start at 6 p.m., while Friday's competition will commence at 10 a.m.
The Mizzou swimming and diving teams are coming off a dual meet with powerhouse Florida in the program's Southeastern Conference opener on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. The Tiger men fell to the Gators 169-130, while the women lost 181-109.
Missouri won seven total individual events during the meet, four on the men's side and three on the women's. For the men, junior Sam Tierney took top honors in the 100 breast in an NCAA `B' qualifying time of 55.53. The Plano, Texas, native also recorded an NCAA `B' time in the 200 breast with a 1:58.94, which was good for second. Sophomore Max Grodecki claimed first-place in the 50 free with a swim of 20.72.
In the diving well, senior David Bonuchi and sophomore Clark Thomas each won a springboard event and placed second on the other. Bonuchi won the 3-meter with 395.18 points, ahead of Thomas' 326.40. The pair flip-flopped results on the 1-meter, with Thomas winning the event with 338.18 points, while Bonuchi took second with 306.98.
On the women's side, junior Danielle Barbiea claimed first-place in the 100 fly (54.52) and was just 0.03 seconds off an NCAA `B' cut. Barbiea also notched two second-place showings during the meet, in the 50 free (23.43) and 100 back (55.99). Freshman Katharine Ross won her second 100 breast title in as many collegiate meets with swim of 1:01.90. Sophomore diver Lauren Reedy also posted a first-place showing on the day, with a win on the 3-meter (295.50).
Just two meets into the season, Missouri has six individuals and four relays that rank among the top 20 in the nation. Junior Sam Tierney ranks fourth in both the 100 and 200 breast, while freshman Katharine Ross is 4th in the 100 breast. Other Tigers ranked among the nation's best include:
|Katharine Ross||100 Breast||4th||1:01.54|
|Danielle Barbiea||100 Fly||10th||54.52|
|Mizzou||200 Medley Relay||12th||1:42.02|
|Sam Tierney||100 Breast||4th||55.13|
|Carter Griffin||200 Back||15th||1:47.11|
|Mack Darragh||400 IM||18th||3:58.49|
|Daniel Graviss||400 IM||19th||3:58.55|
|Mizzou||200 Medley Relay||9th||1:29.47|
|200 Free Relay||10th||1:22.74|
|400 Free Relay||12th||3:00.66|
Following the two-day tri-meet, Mizzou returns to the pool on Friday, Nov. 1 when the squad hosts Texas A&M at 4 p.m.
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