Mizzou’s Hannah Stevens dropped a stunning 1:00.66 in prelims of the women’s 100 meter backstroke at Columbia Sectionals. Under the new selection rules, that time would have put her on the 2014-15 US National Team.
Phillip Willett of Rockwood Swim Club earned his first 2016 Olympic Trials cut in the 200 breast with a 1.6-second drop to earn a silver medal at Columbia Sectionals.
WKU’s All-American breaststroker, Fabian Schwingenschlogl, and backstroker Nadine Laemmler will be transferring to the University of Missouri.
Elizabeth Pelton is the top seed in the 200 backstroke, an event which could see four or more swimmers under the 1:50 barrier.
The Missouri Tigers swept the Swimmer of the Week honors in both genders for the SEC on November 11th with a pair of sophomores. Michael Chadwick won for the men, while Katharine Ross took home the ladies award.
Paul Le may have won the big battle in the 200 back, but Carter Griffin (above) and the Missouri Tigers overwhelmed the war on Friday in Columbia.
Dani Barbiea was named Women’s Swimmer of the Week after a 4-for-4 weekend on wins against the Razorbacks.
Arkansas women hosted Missouri on Friday at the Arkansas Natatorium. The hosts fell to their SEC rivals, 166 to 134.
In Division I, St. Xavier won their 6th straight title for the boys & Ursuline won their 2nd straight for the girls. The Division II title winners were Dayton Oakwood for the boys, their 2nd straight, & Gates Mill Hawken for the girls, their 16th straight.
Ohio High School State Championships are underway this weekend in Canton, Ohio. Division I Cincinnati Ursuline set two of four records – Emily Slabe, pictured on left, and the 200 freestyle relay (not pictured).
The Missouri women have picked up a very good senior backstroker out of Ohio.