Tennessee Women, Mizzou Men Lead After Day 2 At Tennessee Invite

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The Tennessee Invite continued tonight with another session of fast swimming. After some impressive long course swims this morning, they were back to short course yards tonight throwing down some very quick times.

200 Medley Relay

The Mizzou women started the session off with a bang, claiming the 200 medley relay in 1:37.38, just out-touching Tennessee who was 2nd in 1:37.62. The real difference maker for Mizzou was breaststroker Abby Duncan, who split 26.75, out splitting Tennessee’s breaststroker by 1.72 seconds. Faith Johnson of Tennessee closed fast on the final leg, splitting 21.58, but it was not enough as Mizzou held on for the win. Virginia Tech was 3rd in 1:39.85, and then Mizzou B and Tennessee B were 4th and 5th respectively. Mizzou and Tennessee posted the top two times in the NCAA this season.

The Mizzou men then dominated their relay, winning in 1:24.39, well ahead of 2nd place Tennessee in 1:27.78. The difference makers for Mizzou were Fabian Schwingenschlogl on breaststroke (23.17) and Michael Chadwick on freestyle (18.63). Mizzou also had teams place 3rd and 5th, with Virginia Tech claiming 4th. Mizzou’s time of 1:24.39 earned them the top time in the nation this year and a new school record.

400 IM

After a personal best long course swim in the morning, Tennessee’s Lauren Driscoll blew the field away in the 400 IM in 4:06.64, a new school record. The Vols finished 1-2-3, with Colleen Callahan in 2nd (4:11.18), and Amanda Carner in 3rd (4:11.77).

Sam McHugh of Tennessee claimed the men’s 400 IM in 3:45.90, the top time in the NCAA this year. He was followed by Daniel Graviss of Mizzou in 3:48.28, and Nate Carr of West Virginia in 3:51.01.

100 Butterfly

Tennessee’s Madeline Banic exploded for the win in the women’s 100 fly, posting an A-cut of 51.19 and the top time in the NCAA. It is the second fastest swim in Tennessee’s history. Maggie Gruber of Virginia Tech was 2nd in 53.05, and Harper Bruens of Tennessee rounded out the top-3 in 53.64. Faith Johnson of Tennessee threw down the third fastest time of the night in 53.62, but did so in the C-final after a sub par morning swim.

In the men’s race, Andrew Sansoucie of Mizzou had a monster swim coming in at 46.10, breaking his own school record and posting the 2nd fastest time in the NCAA this season, just behind defending NCAA champion Joseph Schooling who has already been 46.08. Second place went to Andrew Marsh of West Virginia in 47.33, and Tyler Mills of Tennessee was 3rd in 47.73.

200 Freestyle

Jessica Hespeler gave Virginia Tech their first win of the night, winning the 200 free in 1:46.90. Mizzou’s Rachel Hayden (1:47.83) and Kira Zubar (1:47.95) claimed 2nd and 3rd.

Mizzou went 1-2 in the men’s 200 free, with Mikel Schreuders winning in 1:36.00, and Sam Coffman finishing 2nd in 1:37.66. Virginia Tech’s Lucas Bureau was 3rd in 1:37.88.

100 Breaststroke

Molly Hannis of Tennessee Aquatics took the top spot in a very fast 58.54, followed closely by Mizzou’s Katharine Ross (58.66) and Abby Duncan (58.83). Ross broke her own school record, and both her and Duncan earn NCAA A-cuts, and the top two times in the country.

Another Mizzou school record fell in the men’s event, as Fabian Schwingenschlogl put up a 51.36 for the win. It’s also an A-cut and the top time around the NCAA this year. 2nd place went to Brad Craig of Tennessee Aquatics in 52.98, and Eddie Mapel of Mizzou rounded out the top-3 in 53.16.

100 Backstroke

Mizzou went 1-3 in the women’s 100 back, with Hannah Stevens winning in 52.22, and Nadine Laemmler 3rd in 52.99. Sandwiched between them was Tennesseee’s Kira Toussaint who put up an impressive 52.39 for 2nd place.

In a very close race, West Virginia’s Andrew Marsh just nipped Tennessee’s Sean Lehane at the wall, 47.01 to 47.19 for the win. Carter Griffin of Mizzou was 3rd in 48.23. Dillon Love of Mizzou put up a quick 48.09 in the B-final.

800 Freestyle Relay

The Tennessee women edged out Virginia Tech to take the women’s 800 free relay, winning in 7:12.02. Lauren Driscoll had the fastest split of the team going 1:47.39. Virginia Tech’s 7:14.84 was good for 2nd, and Tennessee’s B team (7:16.15) beat out Mizzou’s A team (7:16.50) who ended up 4th. Fiona Donnelly (1:47.89) of Virginia Tech and Faith Johnson (1:47.68) of Tennessee B also had fast legs.

The Mizzou men continued their great meet, winning the 800 free relay in 6:23.12. They were led by Michael Chadwick, who broke his own school record leading off the relay in 1:34.38. That is also the top time in the NCAA this year. Tennessee was 2nd in 6:26.58, with fast legs from Evan Pinion leading off (1:35.61) and Sean Lehane (1:35.76). Missouri B was 3rd, West Virginia 4th and Virginia Tech 5th.

After a strong performance tonight, the Tennessee women have established a sizeable lead in the meet with 836.5 points. Missouri is 2nd at 651, and Virginia Tech is not far behind in 3rd at 613.

The Missouri men have a lead similar to the Tennessee women, with 851.5 over 2nd place Tennessee who have 613. Virginia Tech is lurking in 3rd once again, close behind in 597.5.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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