Division I Missouri defeats No. 1 Drury 149-92 at Breech Pool
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri defeated Drury by a 149-92 final on Saturday at Breech Pool by a 121-118 tally.
Drury claimed wins in both the 400 Medley Relay (3:17.74) and the 200 Free Relay (1:22.36). Nick McCarthy was the Panthers lone individual winner, taking the victory in the 50 Free (20.69). Newcomer Daniel Rzadkowski placed second in both the 50 Free (20.94) and the 100 Free (46.00). Other key performances were second place finishes by Albert Lloyd in the 200 Free (1:40.38), Stanislav Kuzmin in the 200 Fly (1:50.59) and Kai Wai David Wong in the 500 Free (4:33.07) along with DU diver Jesse Allard finishing second in the three meter board (313.05).
T2 Grand Valley State at Findlay
ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Grand Valley State set nine pool records in the regular season finale at the GVSU Pool on Saturday afternoon on senior day. Saturday's meet was a virtual meet as Findlay swam at pool on the Oiler campus and sent the results to GVSU.
The Laker relay team of Gianni Ferrero, Aaron Marken, Michael Griffith and Erik Aakesson hit the wall in 1:30.94, eclipsing the previous pool mark of 1:32.95 held by GVSU. The 200 free relay team of Milan Medo, Griffith, Danny Abbott and Aakesson hit the wall in 1:22.95. GVSU also held the previous mark at 1:23.40. Griffith set a new pool mark in the 100 fly, breaking the mark of 50.46 held by GVSU's Nate Stoller. Ferrero hit the wall in 49.36 to set a pool record in the 100 back. Raphael Santos held the record with a 49.72.
Turning in addition solid swims were Nick Zacek turned in the 1000 free (9:57.39), Sven Kardol in the 200 free (1:42.84), Aakesson in the 50 free (21.72), Medo in the 200 IM (1:52.85), Nate Wagner in the 100 free (46.87), Will Gombos in the 500 free (4:47.35), and Aaron Marken in the 100 breast (57.84). Haydn Hennes won both the 1-meter (284.10) and 3-meter (268.13) diving events.
T2 Queens (N.C.) and No. 5 Wingate at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Queens (N.C.) completed a two-day meet hosted by South Carolina with several strong swims and gained momentum going into the conference meet. Highlighting the morning session swims were multiple first place finishes by Matthew Josa.
Alex Menke hit the water first for the Royals when he finished the 1000 free with a strong third place time of 9:39.22. Niclas Eriksson followed Menke, with a matching third place finish when he tapped the wall with a 21.50 in the 50 freestyle.
Earning the first victory of the day for the Royals was Josa, who took the 100 backstroke in the B-cut time of 48.97. The freshman immediately followed that victory, by beating the closest completion by four seconds in the 100 butterfly in the B-cut time of 48.45.
The men finished their morning off with a win in the 400 freestyle relay by the team of Josa, Harry Traystman, Ben Taylor, and Hayden Kosater in the time of 3:06.13.
No. 7 Lindenwood at Missouri State
Lindenwood finished its regular seasons on Saturday at Division I Missouri State. The Lions finished second out of three teams.
The men's team was led by Sylwester Borowicz-Skoneczny who finished runner-up in both the 500 free and 1000 free events. Other second-place finishes went to Gustavo Silva Santa in the 200 free, Cody Friedhoff in the 100 free, Ramunas Paknys in the 200 back, and Mateusz Pacholczyk in the 200 breast.