Missouri Breaststrokers, Georgia Butterfliers Shine In Prelims

Photo Courtesy: David Farr

It was a good morning to be a Georgia butterfly or Missouri breaststroker.

In the women’s 200-yard butterfly preliminary race, Georgia swimmers touched in first and second place. Hali Flickinger led the way for the Bulldogs, posting a time of 1:52.33. Her teammate, Megan Kingsley, finished second and Texas A&M’s Sarah Gibson was third.

Georgia’s Pace Clark led the way in the men’s race, touching in 1:40.70. Gunnar Bentz was third for the Bulldogs. Auburn’s Hugo Morris touched in second place.

In the women’s 100-yard backstroke, Tennessee’s Kira Toussaint led the way. She posted a time of 50.85 and was followed by Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga and Kylie Stewart.

Alabama’s Connor Oslin led the way in the men’s 100-yard backstroke, touching in 45.39. Florida’s Jack Blyzinskyj was second and Georgia’s Taylor Dale finished third.

Missouri dominated in the 100-yard breaststroke. In the women’s race, Missouri’s Katharine Ross and Abby Duncan finished 1-2. Ross touched in 58.98. Auburn’s Annie Lazor was third.

Fabian Schwingenschlogl of Missouri took the top spot in the men’s prelim. The junior touched in 52.26 and was followed by Auburn’s Michael Duderstadt and George Greenhalgh of Kentucky.

Finals start at 6 p.m.

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Author: Peter Baugh

Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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