Missouri Swimming Breaks 8 Pool Records in Win over Missouri State

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Missouri swimming swept Missouri State. Photo Courtesy: Thomas Campbell/Texas A&M Athletics

The No. 4/9 Missouri men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams set eight Hammonds Student Center pool records in a sweep over Missouri State on Saturday afternoon in Springfield, Mo. The Tiger men posted a 166.5-70.5 win over the Bears, while the women were victorious 160-73.

Overall, the Tigers combined to sweep all 26 events on the day.

TOP TIGERS

Three Tigers, senior Caleb Hicks (Colorado Springs, Colo.), sophomore Sarah Rousseau (Melbourne, Fla.) and freshman Meredith Rees (Colorado Springs, Colo.) all won two events each against the Bears, while six others, Rees, senior Nick Staver (Bettendorf, Iowa), sophomores Allison Bloebaum (Mason, Ohio), Megan Keil (Derby, Kan.), Danny Kovac (Fort Collins, Colo.) and freshman Carlo Lopez (Edmonton, Alberta) all set pool records.

In the diving well, Lopez erupted for 400.28 points on 3-meter to post the fifth-best score in Mizzou history and break the Hammonds Student Center mark. On the women’s side, Rousseau took home both the 1-meter (275.18) and 3-meter (317.03) titles.

Rees claimed top honors in both the 50 free (23.43) and 100 free (50.68), both of which were pool records. Keil later broke Rees’ 50 free mark with a 23.21 as the leadoff leg in the 200 free relay.

In the 200 IM, Kovac touched in 1:46.06, which ranks as the fastest time in the nation this season, an NCAA ‘B’ cut and a Hammonds Student Center record.

Hicks earned first-place finishes in both the 50 free (20.60) and 100 fly (49.14), while also setting pool records were Staver in the 100 breast (54.62) and Bloebaum in the 100 free (1:49.90).

Mizzou’s men’s and women’s 200 free relays and men’s 400 medley relay set new pool marks as well.

 

QUOTABLES

Missouri Swimming Head Coach Andrew Grevers

“I was excited to take to the team down to Missouri State today to see how they’d handle an away meet and how they’d implement their Zou Style under tougher circumstances. I’m pleased with the results. We still have opportunity for growth and improvement between now and the Mizzou Invite but we’re happy to walk away from this meet with eight lifetime bests and nine pool records. All in all, it was a solid meet but we’re looking forward to the next one down in Lexington.”

UP NEXT

Mizzou will travel to Lexington, Ky., next week for a two-day meet against host Kentucky, North Carolina State and Arkansas (women only). Action gets underway with day one action on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. CT and will conclude on Friday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. CT.

 

MISSOURI SWIMMING WINNERS

Men’s 400 Medley Relay: Jack Dahlgren, Nick Staver, Danny Kovac, Giovanny Lima (3:13.97)
Women’s 400 Medley Relay: Sarah Thompson, Kayla Jones, Danielle Hepler, Megan Keil (3:43.85)
Women’s 1000 Free: Lili Horvath (10:04.36)
Men’s 1000 Free: Joseph Gutierrez (9:18.06)
Women’s 200 Free: Allison Bloebaum (1:49.90)
Men’s 200 Free: Nick Alexander (1:39.78)
Women’s 50 Free: Meredith Rees (23.43)
Men’s 50 Free: Caleb Hicks (20.60)
Women’s 200 IM: Kayla Jones (2:06.78)
Men’s 200 IM: Danny Kovac (1:46.06)
Women’s 1-Meter: Sarah Rousseau (275.18)
Men’s 1-Meter: Ike Khamis (319.05)
Women’s 100 Fly: Sarah Thompson (56.18)
Men’s 100 Fly: Caleb Hicks (49.14)
Women’s 100 Free: Meredith Rees (50.68)
Men’s 100 Free: Grant Reed (45.45)
Women’s 100 Back: Audrey Guyett (55.92)
Men’s 100 Back: Daniel Hein (48.16)
Women’s 500 Free: Azra Avdic (4:58.43)
Men’s 500 Free: Jack Dahlgren (4:30.95)
Women’s 3-Meter: Sarah Rousseau (317.03)
Men’s 3-Meter: Carlo Lopez (400.28)
Women’s 100 Breast: Alex Moderski (1:06.15)
Men’s 100 Breast: Nick Staver (54.62)
Women’s 200 Free Relay: Amy Feddersen, Alex Moderski, Molly Winer, Meredith Rees (1:33.63)
Men’s 200 Free Relay: Daniel Hein, Kyle Leach, Grant Reed, Alex Moore (1:21.72)

— The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with Missouri. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com.

2 comments

  1. Ken Minneman

    The 200 IM fastest time so far is Indiana’s Samy at 1:44.95.

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