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Missouri swimming and diving finishes strong in day two of Mizzou Invite

Friday, November 22, 2013 | 11:33 p.m. CST; updated 4:49 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 23, 2013

COLUMBIA —The Missouri swimming and diving men's and women's teams finished day two of the Mizzou Invite in record breaking fashion.

Junior Mack Darragh claimed the 400 individual medley title and set a new school record, finishing at 3 minutes 45 seconds. Darragh broke his own school record, which he set at last years NCAA Championships, and currently holds the fastest time in the event in the nation.

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Sophomore Daniel Graviss lowered his own personal best by a second and a half to take second with 3:47.14 in the 400 IM. Graviss now stands in second all-time at Missouri in the event. Both Darragh and Graviss notched NCAA 'B' times.

The men won five events, including the record-setting performance in the 400 IM.

In the 200 medley relay, the Tigers' A team of senior Logan Mosley, junior Igor Kozlovskij, Darragh and freshman Michael Chadwick recorded the fastest time in the nation with 1:26.12. Missouri's B squad of sophomore Max Grodecki, senior Mark Conroy, freshman Andrew Sansoucie and junior Alex Glogoza took second with 1:27.84.

In the 200 freestyle, junior Eegan Groome swam a 1:35.98 to win the event and was just 0.17 away from his own Missouri record.

Kozlovskij took home the 100 breaststroke title with a season best swim of 53.64, followed closely by junior Sam Tierney with a 53.88.

In the final event of the night, the 800 freestyle relay, Missouri's A team of Groome, Chadwick, Glogoza and Phillips took second with 6:29.34. The time ranks third all-time in program history.

Senior David Bonuchi came from behind to claim the 3-meter springboard title with 392.85 points. The senior sat in second after four rounds but posted scores of 73.5 and 81.6 in the final two rounds to win the event by 16 points.

The men sit in first place with 854 points going into the final day of competition Saturday.

On the women's side freshman Katharine Ross became the first female Tiger to break one minute in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.95. She finished second in the event.

The finals session started with the 200 medley, where the Tigers' A team of junior Emily Doucette, junior Danielle Barbiea, sophomore Anna Patterson and Ross claimed first with 1:37.42. The time is the second-fastest in school history.

The women finished day two in second place with 504 points, 37 points behind the leader Arkansas. The Mizzou Invite concludes Saturday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.


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