Columbia swimmers use meet as 'last chance'

The unscored meet is an opportunity for athletes to meet try and lower their times to qualify for the state championships
Thursday, February 7, 2008 | 7:53 p.m. CST; updated 12:57 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — When Hickman senior Liz Grant returned from the Greater Kansas City Invitational on Jan. 19, she was sure that she had qualified for the state swimming championships in the 50-yard freestyle. It was not until two days later that she found out her 26.34 time was just shy of the state qualifying time, which had been lowered from the previous season.