Holley Dennis’ best times would have made her Mizzou’s fastest 100 breaststroker and second-fastest 200 breaststroker at the 2022 SEC Championships.
Missouri’s Ben Patton knocked more than two seconds off his lifetime best in the 200 breaststroke on Friday to win at the Tigers’ home invite.
Jack Dahlgren lowered his NCAA-leading 200 back time by .01 at the Mizzou Invite prelims in 1:40.96.
Danny Kovac, Ben Patton and Jack Dahlgren posted strong swims in the 100 fly, 100 breast and 200 free, respectively.
Mizzou’s Ben Patton blasted a time of 51.50 in the men’s 100 breaststroke prelims to take over the top spot in the national rankings.
Sarah Thompson, Rémi Fabiani, and Danny Kovac all posted impressive swims during the Day 1 finals, which were filled with top-in-the-country performances.
Missouri breaststroker Kayla Jones (above) will make her 2nd NCAA Championship appearance after swimming on a prelims relay as a freshman in 2019.
Mizzou freshman Daniel Wilson became the 5th Tiger in program history to break 46 seconds in the 100 fly, posting 45.98.
As the Mizzou women battled Arkansas, Sarah Thompson won the 100 free and 100 fly, events that were once dominated by recent Arkansas grad Anna Hopkin.
Thompson, who came within a second of her lifetime best, would’ve made the 2019 NCAA B-final in the 100 back with her time today.
Sarah Thompson (Mizzou) continued to have the meet of her life, shredding her previous best time on the way to winning the women’s 200 back.
Hopkin came just seven-tenths away from her lifetime best and marked her best-ever outing at a non-summer championship meet.
The No.4/No.9 Mizzou men and women Tigers faced the Missouri State Bears on Saturday, taking down 9 Hammonds Student Center pool records.
Great Britain native Anna Hopkin of Arkansas swam the 2nd-fastest 100 freestyle so far in the NCAA season tonight at the Mizzou Invite in 47.05.
Nick Alexander of Missouri swam the first sub-1:40 200 back so far in the NCAA season this morning at the Mizzou Invitational.