Missouri men's swimming falls to Minnesota

Saturday, January 16, 2010 | 4:35 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA – The Missouri men’s swimming and diving team fell to No. 8 Minnesota Saturday  at the Mizzou Aquatics Center 188-112 on Senior Day.
Jan Konarzewski was the first men’s swimmer to earn a first-place finish on Saturday, winning the 100 back in 49.89 seconds, .10 seconds head of Gopher Karl Burdis.
 The Tigers took the top three spots in the 200 back. Konarzewski finished first in 1:48.70, Ryan Sellers took second in 1:51.30 and John Higgins in third in 1:51.85.
Greg Destephen had victories in the 3-meter and platform diving events.
Yaniv Shnaider finished second in the 200 free behind Minnesota’s Kevin Baseheart, with Shnaider reaching the finish in 1:40.92. Shnaider also went on to finish second in the 200 IM, reaching the finish line in 1:52.22
Swimming for the final time in Columbia, Cameron Sellers took second in the 200 fly, reaching the finish line in 1:51.72. Sellers  went on to finish second in the 500 free.
The 200 medley relay team of Konarzewski, Lopresti, Melin and Hawley took second in the first event of the day, clocking in just .8 seconds behind Minnesota’s team to lead off the meet.
Lopresti went on to finish second in the 100 breast.
Konarzewski finished second in the 100 fly. Spenser Lauver finished third in the men’s 1000 free, touching the pad in 9:29.91. Vito Cammisano finished fifth in 9:41.24.

 The Mizzou men’s swimming and diving team will  return to action  in two weeks.