COLUMBIA, Missouri, October 4. AS is usually the case, the Missouri men’s and women’s teams both put on a show at their own Show-Me Showdown in Columbia, Mo. The meet features in-state rival squads all battling for bragging rights going forward.
Missouri’s men won with 673 points, while Missouri State placed second with 545 points, followed by Lindenwood in third (355), Drury in fourth (338), Missouri S&T fifth (214), Washington University sixth (164), William Jewell seventh (59) and Truman State eighth (44).
Missouri’s women scored 629.50, while Missouri State placed second with 535.50, followed by Drury in third (339.50), Lindenwood fourth (313.50), Washington University fifth (234.0), Truman State sixth (232.0), William Jewell seventh (125.0) and Maryville eighth (12.0).
The men’s meet proved to be the most competitive at the top-end with three different schools producing multiple individual title winners.
Max Grodecki led the way for the Missouri men with a pair of triumphs. He turned in victories in the 50-yard free (20.64) and 100 free (45.38). Teammate Sam Tierney also touched in 55.66 in the 100 breast for the win.
Missouri State’s Paul Le, who had a tremendous year during the 2012-13 season, led a 1-2 finish in the 200 IM with a 1:49.26. Teammate Uvis Kalnins placed second in 1:50.18. Le returned for a double of his own as he clocked a 48.50 in the 100 back for the win.
Lindenwood’s Gustavo Silva Santa overpowered a trio of Missouri Tigers to win the men’s 200 free in 1:39.96, then doubled up with a 4:33.39 to clinch the 500 freestyle title. Meanwhile, Drury’s Samuel Olson snatched the 100 fly title in 49.63.
Missouri had a much stronger women’s meet in terms of top-end speed with wins in 11 of the 13 events available. Danielle Barbiea, Anna Patterson and Lauren Reedy each snared a pair of wins for the hosts.
Barbiea topped the 50 free (23.27) and 100 fly (55.03), while Patterson won the 100 free (49.25) and 200 free (1:46.10). Reedy swept the diving events for Missouri.
Madi Bridges hit the wall in 2:07.85 to dominate the 200 IM for Missouri, while Katharine Ross earned the 100 breast in 1:01.54. Missouri State’s Dora Kiss clinched the 500 free in 5:02.32. Drury’s Yakaterina Rudenko notched the other non-Missouri win with a 56.73.