KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, January 26. THE No. 11 Missouri-Rolla men put together an incredible meet against No. 13 Truman State in Kirksville, Mo., as the team members put their hands on the wall first in all 11 events (even though the last two events were exhibition performances) en route to a 124-76 triumph in a SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Meet of the Week.
Matt Hug paced his team with a pair of individual event titles in the 200 and 500 free events.
400 medley relay
Missouri-Rolla grabbed a dominating 15-2 lead with a 1-2 finish in the 400 medley relay. Kyle Kammer, David Calcara, Travis Stensby and Matt Hug clocked a first-place time of 3:30.66, while teammates Brian Howell, Bill Gaul, Matt Adams and David Sanchez-Turner posted a second-place 3:32.11. Truman State's team of Robert Fletcher, Adam Pruess, Alex Totura and Ryan Ferrell took third in 3:32.38.
Kammer turned in the fastest back leg with a time of 52.84, while Gaul clocked a breaststroke leg of 58.51. Totura recorded the quickest butterfly split with a 51.49, while Hug closed the deal with an anchor leg of 46.91.
UMR stretched its lead to 27-9 after the distance relay. Andrew Trowbridge hit the wall in a B-cut time of 9:45.73, while Truman's Kyle Ruiz (9:56.30) and Andrew Berdine (10:01.15) placed second and third, respectively.
A top-two sweep for UMR pushed the team to a 40-15 lead. Matt Hug touched the wall first in a B-cut time of 1:42.68, while teammate Andy Shelley took second in 1:47.75. TSU's Alex Totura rounded out the podium in 1:49.08.
Missouri-Rolla extended its advantage to 53-21 after the splash-and-dash. Chris Scheuber came just .03 seconds short of a B-cut time with a first-place effort of 21.54. Teammate Mark Chamberlain took second in 21.72. Truman's Jason Stokes and Tom Applegate tied for third with matching 21.82s.
UMR went 1-2 again to grab a 68-25 lead. Matt Adams turned in a first-place time of 1:58.89, while Kyle Kammer took second in 2:00.31. TSU's Darren McDivitt scored third in 2:02.75.
Missouri-Rolla kept on rolling with a top-two sweep for a 50-point lead, 81-31. Brian Howell won the race in 2:00.58, while teammate Dustin Spieker placed second in 2:00.75. Truman's Jon Strom registered a third-place time of 2:02.79.
UMR took its seventh title in a row to snag a 94-37 advantage. Mark Chamberlain put his hand on the wall first in 47.88, while teammate Chris Scheuber took third in 49.15. TSU's Jason Stokes split the difference with a second-place time of 48.39.
Another top-two sweep gave UMR a 109-41 lead. Travis Stensby clocked a first-place 1:54.98, while Kyle Kammer took second in 1:55.73. Robert Fletcher rounded out the top three in 1:58.08 for Truman State.
Missouri-Rolla stretched it to nine straight wins as Matt Hug doubled up with his second triumph in a B-cut time of 4:39.41. Teammate Andrew Trowbridge picked up second place in 4:50.53, while TSU's Kyle Ruiz took third in 4:56.25.
UMR's Matt Hammond touched first in an exhibition B-cut time of 2:09.34, while Truman's Kyle Ruiz drew a technical win in 2:16.82 with Missouri-Rolla electing to exhibition the rest of the meet. At the end of the event, UMR held a 124-61 lead.
400 freestyle relay
The team of Matt Adams, Chris Scheuber, David Sanchez-Turner and Mark Chamberlain touched first for UMR in 3:11.21, while Alex Totura, Robert Fletcher, Jason Stokes and Andrew McCall posted a technical win in 3:11.93.