MU swim team breaks records at Mizzou Invitational

Friday, December 3, 2010 | 10:08 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA- This weekend the MU swim team is hosting the Mizzou Invitational, and tonight the swimmers came in first place with a total of 884 points. 

The women's team swam against Boise State, Drury, Nebraska and Truman State, while the men competed against Drury, Missouri S&T, and Truman State.

Not only did the team come in first, but a couple of school records were broken as well.

Senior Lauren Lavigna broke two records; the 200 yard IM and the 400 yard medley relay.

“It was good. Somewhat unexpected because I am not as rested as everyone else, but it is really exciting,” said Lavigna.

The other record breaker was junior Lisa Nathanson. She broke her all-time record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.69.

“I am really pleased with the teams' efforts and swims. We have made a lot of lifetime bests this evening. The team just has a great attitude,” said associate head coach Roric Fink.

Not only was Fink proud, but fellow teammate Francie Szostak as well.

“I am so proud of everyone. We were dropping times left and right. I am just proud of the effort that everyone gave, especially on the first day,” said senior Szostak.

Saturday morning, the tigers will start preliminaries at 10 a.m. at the Mizzou Aquatic Center and will start finals at 6 p.m..

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