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PHOTO GALLERY: The Missouri women's swimming team wins relay in Big 12 championship

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 11:23 p.m. CST; updated 11:42 a.m. CST, Friday, February 24, 2012

An earlier headline on this story incorrectly stated the results of the meet. The Missouri women's swimming team won the 200-yard freestyle relay.

The Missouri women's swimming team competed* at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship.

Swimming in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the Tigers set a school record at 1 minute, 28.34 seconds to claim its first relay title in Big 12 competition. The team's time qualified it to compete in the NCAA Championships next month.

Missouri placed ahead of elite competitors such as Texas and Texas A&M.

 

Emily Harris and Stephanie Rovig warm up for the Women’s 500 Yard Freestyle finals Thursday night at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Kansas swimmer Alison Moffit swims during the first heat of the Women's 500 Yard Freestyle during the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Mizzou Aquatic Center on Thursday. Moffit took fourth place with a time of 4:56.93.
Missouri swimmers, from left, Lisa Nathanson, Cassie Cunningham, Emily Doucette and Shara Stafford smile for a winning photo wearing their first place medals for the Women’s 200 Yard Freestyle Relay on Thursday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
From left, Cassie Cunningham, Emily Doucette, Shara Stafford and Lisa Nathanson celebrate their first place win in the Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay night in the 2012 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship at the Mizzou Aquatic Center on Thursday night.
Texas A&M team members cheer on teammates during the final lap of the Men’s 500 Yard Freestyle for the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships finals at the Mizzou Aquatic Center on Thursday.

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