Missouri State won their 4th-straight Missouri Valley Conference title tonight, finishing ahead of runner-up Southern Illinois by over 200 points.
Lucia Romero, who has been having an excellent meet for the Salukis, swam a 53.41 to win the 100 back as the only swimmer in the field to break 54 seconds.
Illinois State had their strongest showing in the 200 IM, where they had 4 swimmers in the A final.
Missouri State leads the MVC through the first day of competition, taking the 800 free relay, and finishing in a close 2nd in the 200 medley relay
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.
Brouwer clocked a lifetime best of 1:09.89 this morning, qualifying for Olympic Trials and moving to #1 for 15 & unders this season.
Kendall came into the meet at just 1:03.00. Tonight, her time comes just a couple tenths short of an Olympic Trials cut.
The 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Championships kicked off last night in Columbia, MO. Missouri State comes out of the night 2 points ahead of Northern Iowa in the team battle after taking 2nd in the 200 medley relay, and winning the 800 free relay.
Freshman breaststroker Max McHugh came within .4 of his best 100 breast time.
Columbia Swim Club and Hickman High School’s Grace Beahan has verbally committed to in-state Missouri State for 2019-20.
Paul Le (Missouri State) took the men’s 100 fly with a 54.13. Le was out fast, posting a 24.75 on the first 50, but came home in 29.38.
A pair of MVC records came down on the 3rd day of competition.
On a night when the 50 free was in contention, it was the 500 free that wound up with the smallest margin of victory for the eventual winner.
Freshman Liberty Howell had an impressive anchor leg for the Missouri State 800 free relay.
Quass’ time drops throughout the season have been impressive, as her lifetime best was a 1:03.75 prior to 2017.