Missouri Women Throw Down A Cut in 200 Free Relay to Lead Mizzou Invite

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Missouri's Sarah Thompson; Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

Missouri Women Throw Down A Cut in 200 Free Relay to Lead Mizzou Invite

The University of Missouri turned in the only A cut of the first day of the Mizzou Invitational with a 1:27.87 in the women’s 200 freestyle relay.

The Tigers’ foursome of Amy Feddersen, Megan Keil, Sierra Smith and Sarah Thompson clocked in at 1:27.87, an improvement of nearly a second over its prelims time. The four were about as precise as could be, with Keil and Smith both hitting reaction times of +0.00.

The four relay participants went on to take the top four spots in the 50 free. (Fifth was Ashley Gill, who led off Mizzou’s second-place relay.) Thompson won the event in 21.81. Keil (22.11) and Feddersen (22.30) followed, all in NCAA B cuts. Thompson and Feddersen teamed with Meredith Rees and Kayla Jones for a B cut of 3:33.50 in the 400 medley relay.

Jack Dubois added a B cut in the 500 free, winning in 4:18.08. Danny Kovac went 1:42.39 in the men’s 200 IM, the first of four Tigers to earn B cuts.

Missouri won both men’s relays in NCAA B cuts. The 200 free relay (Kevin Hammer, Jack Dahlgren, Kovac, Alex Moore) finished in 1:17.19, just .12 off an A cut, and the 400 medley relay (Dahlgren, Ben Patton, Kovac, Grant Bochenski) went 3:06.78.

Mizzou Invite Team Scores

Women

  1. Missouri 429.5
  2. Nebraska 244
  3. Wyoming 203.5
  4. California Baptist 108
  5. San Jose State 70
  6. BYU 33
  7. North Carolina 32
  8. Iowa State 13
  9. Louisville 9
  10. Northern Iowa 4

Men

  1. Missouri 473.5
  2. California Baptist 232
  3. Wyoming 142.50
  4. Missouri S&T 120
  5. North Carolina 48
  6. BYU 26

Autumn Haebig was the only non-Missouri winner on the women’s side, taking the 500 free in 4:44.04 for Nebraska. Missouri’s Allison Bloebaum and Abbey Taute followed, with the top three all earning B cuts. San Jose State’s Zsofia Musznay won the B final in 4:47.13, a B cut after she dropped nearly nine seconds from prelims.

On the men’s side, Remi Fabiani of California Baptist won the 50 free in 19.46, an NCAA B cut. Dahlgren was .02 back in second.

North Carolina went 1-2 in men’s diving, with Anton Down Jenkins leading the way with 396.05 points in 1-meter. Teammate Alexander Hart was second. In the women’s 3-meter, BYU’s Kennedy Cribbs topped the field with 333.00. Melissa Mirafuentes Santilon of Wyoming was second.