Missouri swimmers get started at nationals

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 9:47 p.m. CDT; updated 11:12 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The U.S. Swimming National Championships started Wednesday in Irvine, Calif.

The Missouri swimming and diving team had five individuals compete Wednesday. The top 16 times in the morning preliminaries advanced to Wednesday night's finals. The Tigers did not have anyone advance as an individual.

In the men's 200-meter butterfly, Daniel Graviss finished 22nd in 2:00.3, and teammate Andrew Phillips took 31st in 2:01.14. A time of 1:59.81 was required to make the finals.

In the women's 100-meter freestyle, Anna Patterson took 35th in 56.08 seconds with Dani Barbiea in 91st with a time of 58.15 seconds. On the men's side in the 100 free, Michael Chadwick took 56th in 50.82 seconds.

Missouri entered teams in the 4x100-meter freestyle relays. The women's team of Hannah Stevens, Patterson, Barbiea, and Abby Duncan took seventh in 3:50.01. The men's team of Matthew Margritier, Sam Tierney, Eegan Groome and Dillon Love finished 11th in 3:27.24.

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