Missouri divers, relay earn all-American honors

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 11:18 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Missouri divers David Bonuchi and Clark Thomas earned All-American honors Thursday, the opening day of competition at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.

Bonuchi took fourth and Thomas finished 14th in the 1-meter springboard competition. Bonuchi's score in the A final was 405.95. Thomas tallied 338.60 points in the B final.

It is the ninth time Bonuchi, a senior, has earned All-American honors in his career.

Also capturing All-American honors was the 400 medley relay team of Logan Mosley, Sam Tierney, Andrew Sansoucie and Michael Chadwick. They swam a program-record time of 3 minutes, 8.08 seconds in the consolation final to finish 12th overall. It is only the second time Missouri scored points in the a relay at the NCAA championships.

Missouri is 15th as a team with 28 points after six events. The NCAA championships continue through Saturday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Mosley also took 28th in the 50 free, posting a time of 19.6 seconds. Tierney took 26th in the 200 individual medley by swimming 1:44.72, and teammate Igor Kozlovskij was 31st in that event with a time of 1:45.07.

Eegan Groome competed for Missouri in the 500 free with a time of 4:18.48 for 24th place.

Missouri had a 200 free relay of Mosley, Tierney, Chadwick and Mark Conroy that took 18th in 1:18.37.

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