Clement Secchi Posts Top 200 Fly Time This Season at Mizzou Invite

2022 Mizzou Invitational

  • November 16-18, 2022
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Short Course Yards (25 yards), prelims/finals
  • Live Stream
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2022 Mizzou Invitational”

University of Missouri fifth-year Clement Secchi swam the fastest 200-yard butterfly time so far this season with a 1:41.81 at the Mizzou Invitational on Friday. 

A graduate transfer from McGill University in Montreal, Secchi shaved more than two seconds off his previous best 1:43.98 from last month. 

MEN’S 200 FLY – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:40.44

Top 3: 

  1. Clement Secchi (UMIZ) – 1:41.81
  2. Jack Lustig (MKU) – 1:42.14
  3. Brad Polo (BYU) – 1:43.90

The big time drop was the highlight of the third and final day of action for the host Tigers, who wrapped up their meet by topping the standings on both the women’s (1,488) and men’s (1,253) sides. 

Team Scoring

Women’s

  1. Missouri – 1,488
  2. San Jose State – 513
  3. McKendree University – 458
  4. Iowa State – 91
  5. Kansas 45

Men’s

  1. Missouri – 1,253
  2. BYU – 911
  3. McKendree – 770
  4. Missouri S&T

Secchi’s win marked his seventh individual victory in three days. The 22-year-old Frenchman also added a trio of relay triumphs in the 200 free relay (19.93 leadoff), 200 medley relay (20.41 50 fly split), 400 medley relay (45.03 100 fly split), the 400 free relay (43.22 100 free relay split). 

In Thursday’s 100 fly win, Secchi lowered his lifetime best to 46.11. BYU’s Javier Nicolas Matta placed second in that race with a 46.40, taking a chunk off his previous best of 47.18 and breaking a Cougars program record in the process. The 22-year-old Spaniard also earned runner-up finishes in the 50 free (19.79) and 100 free (43.45). 

Also taking down a BYU program record was Brad Prolo, whose third-place finish in the 200 fly (1:43.26) dropped a few tenths of a second off his previous best from March. McKendree’s Jack Lustig (1:42.14) and Secchi reached the wall ahead of Prolo. Lustig was more than a second and a half faster than his previous school record of 1:43.66 from the Division II National Championships in March. Both Secchi and Lustig were also under the old meet record of 1:42.28 set by Missouri’s Micah Slaton in 2019. 

After winning every swimming event on day 1, Missouri closed out its meet seven first-place finishes in individual swimming events: Jack Dahlgren in the men’s 200 back (1:43.22), Meredith Rees in the women’s 200 back (1:56.21), Jane Smith in the women’s 1650 free (16:36.47), Will Goodwin in the men’s 200 breast (1:56.36), Taylor Williams in the women’s 200 fly (1:58.17), Secchi in the men’s 200 fly (1:41.81), Amy Feddersen in the women’s 100 free (49.76). The Tigers also swept the 400 free relays and platform diving events courtesy of Sarah Rousseau (265.3 points) and Carlo Lopez (358.4).

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McKendree Going Off
2 months ago

Great job underselling Jackson Lustig. Kid is an absolute beast, country needs to take notice.

Admin
Reply to  McKendree Going Off
2 months ago

I’m sorry, but you read this paragraph as “underselling”? Y’all just don’t quit do you?

McKendree’s Jack Lustig (1:42.14) and Secchi reached the wall ahead of Prolo. Lustig was more than a second and a half faster than his previous school record of 1:43.66 from the Division II National Championships in March. Both Secchi and Lustig were also under the old meet record of 1:42.28 set by Missouri’s Micah Slaton in 2019.

lefthandup
Reply to  McKendree Going Off
2 months ago

Is McKendree trying to meme themselves? Or are they this annoying IRL? What even is a McKendree?

One big W in the pool, and they’ve followed it with 15 huge Ls in the comments.

USA
Reply to  lefthandup
2 months ago

What did they do?

Dr Deluxe
Reply to  lefthandup
2 months ago

First of all, if I were a underclassman at a small Div II school who just got written up in SWIMSWAM after a big Div I competition that was successful in describing my tough swim against a seasoned and older foreign swimmer , I would be very happy .
Secondly , since someone is questioning the legitimacy of this small academic institution in the southern part of Illinois
( near St Louis ) look up McKendree and its swimming history. You will find some incredibly fast times that would be very competitive in Div 1 competitions. Please note that Jack Lustig’s time in the 200 fly would have been top three in most of the big invites this… Read more »

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Riley is an associate editor interested in the stories taking place outside of the pool just as much as the drama between the lane lines. A 2019 graduate of Boston College, he arrived at SwimSwam in April of 2022 after three years as a sports reporter and sports editor at newspapers …

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