COLUMBIA — In day two of action at the 2014 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Athens, Ga., Missouri's men and women set two new school records.
The men's team is currently in seventh place out of 10 teams with 266 points and the women are in sixth out of 12 with 199 points.
The men etched two school records along with their NCAA "A" qualifying time in the 200 relay. Their record time was 1:18.20, which was good for seventh in the event. Individually, senior Logan Mosley's 19.61 opening 50 free split broke Jordan Hawley's pre-existing program mark of 19.72.
Juniors Sam Tierney and Mack Darragh both competed in the 200 IM "B" final during the night session. Tierney finished 14th after a final swim of 1:46.30, followed by Darragh in 15th with a time of 1:48.24.
Missouri's women excelled in the 200 free relay. Sophomore Anna Patterson, junior Danielle Barbiea, junior Emily Doucette and freshman Brittany Hammond took seventh in a season-best and NCAA "B" time of 1:30.56. Patterson swam the opening leg in 22.32 seconds to set a new personal record in the 50 freestyle.
Both Patterson and Barbiea competed in the "B" final of Wednesday night's 50 free final for Missouri, after 11th and 15th place finishes respectively in the morning session.
In the women's 200 IM, Missouri freshman Katharine Ross placed 25th with a time of 2:01.38.
In the men's 500 free, junior Eegan Groome placed 14th overall with a time of 4:21.68 in finals for the Tigers. He earned a spot in the "B" final after placing 13th in prelims. Missouri freshman Brittany Hammond was the lone competitor in the women's 500 free and was just off her career best with a time of 4:54.63.
Mosley was Missouri's top finisher in the men's 50 free with a time of 20.08 seconds. Senior Mark Conroy (20.27) and freshman Keiser Witte (20.32) were just hundredths of a second off their personal bests.
As for diving, the Tigers contributed a pair of top-seven finishes. Senior David Bonuchi placed fifth on the 1-meter finals after a round of 389.4, and sophomore Clark Thomas placed seventh with 377.25. The pair entered finals as the top two preliminary qualifiers, as Thomas scored a career-best 379.5 for first and Bonuchi finished right behind him with a score of 378.1.
Georgia leads the field on the women's side with 577 points, while Auburn sits in first place for the men with 574 points heading into day three, which begins at 9 a.m. Thursday.