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Two records fall at Missouri Grand Prix

Katie Hoff broke a long-standing record in the 400-free, and Kirsty Coventry broke the world record in the 200-back in the Missouri Grand Prix’s first finals session.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Competitive Swimming

In honor of the Missouri Gran Priz, the Missourian offers assorted facts and tidbits about the sport.

Veteran continues strong run at Grand Prix

Mary Descenza, a swimmer on the U.S. National Team, is less focused on making money and more on having fun.

Hansen sees Missouri Grand Prix as a chance to get back into shape for competition

Hansen will swim in the preliminaries of the 100-meter freestyle and the 200-backstroke today. He competes in the preliminaries of the 200-breaststroke Saturday and the 100-breaststroke Sunday. The Grand Prix marks the first long-course meet — the same format as the Olympic trials and the Olympics — that Hansen has competed in since the U.S. National Championships in August.

Askren travels to Russia with USA wrestling team

Ben Askren was selected to be on the USA wrestling World Cup team that is competing at the 2008 World Cup for freestyle wrestling this weekend in Russia.

Long Run Lunatics push themselves and each other

The group starts its runs at 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays when the sky is still dark and most people are asleep. Brett Barton, creator of the group, said the early start time prevents interruptions in members’ daily lives.

Swimming's elite to compete at meet in Columbia

Olympian Vonetta Flowers speaks at Women's Intersport Network Luncheon

Flowers, like WIN, has a goal of promoting recognition and equality in women’s athletics. Flowers stressed to her audience to never give up on their dreams. “At times when you feel like you want to give up, you should always surround yourself with positive people who won’ let you,” Flowers said.

Columbia College prepares for showdown with McKendree

The Columbia College women’s basketball team will look to take sole possession of second place in the American Midwest Conference when they travel to Lebanon, Ill. to take on McKendree.

Watch parties will bring the Cotton Bowl home

Several venues are hosting watch parties for Tuesday’s Cotton Bowl between the MU Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The BCS may not have been fair to Missouri, but at least it’s unfair to several other teams as well

While fans may say a playoff system would be fair, which teams would get into the playoffs and which ones wouldn’t?

Tigers fans see team off to Dallas

Bruins, Kewpies post 16 state qualifying times at COMO Invitational

The Hickman and Rock Bridge girls swimmers competed against five schools from around Missouri at Saturday's meet.

Ben Askren’s goal is to win an Olympic gold medal.

Missouri's Ben Askren is adapting his style, in hopes of competing in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.

Columbia to host Little League Regional

All the excitement of Little League World Series regional action will be coming to Columbia beginning next year.

MU student wins big at online poker

An MU student won thousands of dollars in online poker tournaments.

Stephens College senior masters slippery schedule

Stephens senior Julia Hanson plays two sports and participates in everything under the sun: writing lab, volunteer work and she’s taking 21 credit hours this semester.

Bench Press Competition held at MU

Weightlifter Eli Burks has been to a lot of weightlifting events and even won a world championship, but couldn’t pull it off on Monday at the Student Rec Center against a rookie weightlifter.

Club promotes girls lacrosse

Columbia Women’s Lacrosse held an informational meeting Monday night to promote its upcoming season.

Columbia may host Little League World Series Senior League regional

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