2019 MIZZOU INVITATIONAL
- Wednesday-Friday, November 20th-22nd
- Mizzou Aquatic Center, Columbia, MO
- Short Course Yards
- Live Results Link
The Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls have had a good meet through 2 days at the 2019 Mizzou Invitational in Columbia, Missouri. That includes a new School Record in the 100 fly for Brayden Love of the men’s team, swimming a 47.20, and another for Katelyn Blattner of the women’s team, who swam 4:46.99 in the 500 free.
Those swims are among almost universal best times for Dave Denniston‘s team through 2 days.
But those things have happened before, and they might happen again.
That’s unlike the synchronization that two Wyoming teammates found on Thursday, which might not ever be seen again in a pool.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Sophomores Phoebe Browne and Andrea Niemann are roommates, training partners, and best friends.
- Both swimmers are primarily breaststrokers.
- Both swimmers tied in prelims of the 100 yard breaststroke on Thursday with matching lifetime bests of 1:04.41
- Both swimmers tied again in finals with matching lifetime bests of…1:04.41.
What does it all mean? Is Wyoming using USRPT to its fullest potential? Are the best friends and roommates secretly long-lost twins who are using their twin powers? Is Mercury in retrograde? (No seriously, is Mercury in retrograde?) Touchpad malfunctions? Are the Ukrainians involved somehow?
I don’t know what it all means, but in all of the meets in all of the world, this is probably a level of order and synchronization that we might not ever see again in swimming. So have a giggle and a “huh, well how about that” with your coffee this morning, and try to recover for what should be another wild day of collegiate invite action.