Mizzou Invitational: Three Wins on Final Day Help Missouri Women to Title

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Mizzou Invitational: Three Wins on Final Day Help Missouri Women to Title

Missouri won three events on the final day of the Mizzou Invitational Friday to pick up the team win.

The Tigers scored 1,050 points, ahead of TCU’s 837 and FIU’s 837.

TCU won the men’s team competition without the benefit of a win on the final day, amassing 1,008 points. Missouri was second with BYU third.

It was the Smiths that led Missouri again. Jane Smith started the final day by winning the 1,650 free in 16:25.69, with teammate Chloe Mudadu third. Sierra Smith (48.98) and Francesca Smith went 1-2 in the 100 free, with Zara Zallen fourth. Taylor Williams won the 200 fly in 1:55.88, a 1-2 result with Emily Roden. The night finished with Sierra Smith, Francesa Smith, Zallen and Williams winning the 400 free relay in 3:15.65.

TCU shattered the school record in that event, one of 11 set by the Horned Frogs in the three-day meet. Olivia Rhodes, Mikayla Popham, Tania Quaglieri and Serena Gould went 3:16.18 for second place. Kara Church was second in the mile, her time of 16:37.71 second in program history. Nina Vadovicova finished second in the 200 breast. Leah Fletcher and Anna Kwong finished second and third, respectively, in diving.

FIU’s Christie Chue garnered her third win in the 200 breast with a time of 2:08.95, nearly three seconds up on Vadovicova. She swept the breaststroke events plus the 200 IM.

BYU’s Emma Marusakova went from eighth in in prelims to winning the 200 back in 1:57.66, ahead of Kansas’s Lezli Sisung (1:58.53).

Platform diving was won by Nebraska’s Kelsey Clairmont with a score of 250.85.

TCU’s best individual performance on the final day of the meet came via Guilherme Camossato, who finished second in the 200 breast. Aaron Wilmes was third in the mile, as was Edgar Cicanci in the 200 back and Lior Mizrahi in the 200 fly.

BYU was the day’s big individual winner. Brad Prolo won the 200 fly in 1:41.80, lowering his school mark from earlier in the week. Emerson Edwards set the program mark in the 200 breast at 1:55.85 in prelims, then finished fifth in finals.

Darwin Anderson (15:19.92) and Abe Barragan went 1-2 in the mile. Jordan Tiffany picked up a third win of the meet with a 42.60 in the 100 free, to go with the 100 fly and the 100 back. He finished the meet by anchoring the 400 free relay in 42.04, helping the Cougars reverse a one-second deficit to easily best Missouri in the 400 free relay. Luigi Riva, Abraham Zimmerman and Joshua Reed rounded out that squad, which went 2:52.27.

Missouri’s Mikolaj Malek won the 200 back in 1:43.03. Will Goodwin did the same in the 200 breast, in 1:54.01. Grant Bochenski took home second in the 100 free in 43.00, one spot and .07 seconds up on teammate Daniel Wilson. Jan Zubik was second in the 200 fly.

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