- Thursday, November 19-Saturday, November 21
- Groups: Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas (W)
- College of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
- Format: Quick Course Yards (SCY)
- Prelims @9AM Central, Finals @6PM Central
- 2021 NCAA Qualifying Times
- Outcomes on Meet Cellular: “2020 Mizzou Invitational”
- Live Results
Missouri received all however 2 races on night time two the the 2020 Mizzou Invite in Columbia. Regardless of this, depth on the ladies’s facet for each Kentucky and Arkansas has stored Missouri in test and guaranteed a tricky battle for the Tigers for the following two days, although the Missouri males appear the heavy favourite to win their meet.
Racing of their residence pool, the Tigers kicked issues off with victories in each the ladies’s and males’s 200 freestyle relays. The Missouri girls simply missed the NCAA ‘A’ reduce within the relay, posting a 1:28.59, although they got here in comfortably beneath the provisional time. The staff from Arkansas positioned 2nd in 1:29.77, about half a second shy of the provisional reduce for NCAAs. Kentucky’s ‘A’ staff, in the meantime, positioned third in 1:31.52.
On the lads’s facet solely three groups competed, two from Mizzou and one from Kentucky. Right here, Mizzou once more took 1st and 2nd, although neither staff achieved an NCAA time. The ‘A’ staff, nonetheless, was extraordinarily near the NCAA ‘B’ time with their 1:17.88, falling shy by simply 2/100ths.
Kentucky’s Beth McNeese received the Wildcats their solely victory of the night time by taking the 500 in 4:40.69, beating out top-seed Peyton Palsha who completed in 4:51.53. Each swimmers have been a pair seconds off their greatest occasions within the 500, however each additionally far beneath the ‘B’ reduce time. Kaitlynn Wheeler (Kentucky), Allison Bloebaum (Mizzou), and Ana Pozder (Mizzou) all additionally achieved NCAA ‘B’ cuts, ending in 4:46.21, 4:46.62, and 4:46.70, respectively. For Bloebaum, the swim tonight comes as a 1.29 second enchancment on her earlier lifetime greatest, and for Pozder a o.07 enchancment on her lifetime greatest.
Mizzou’s Jack DuBois defended his high seed within the males’s 500, touching in 4:20.43 to win by 2 seconds. Kentucky’s Adam Rosipal and Hank Siefert battled for 2nd, however Rosipal received to the wall simply 0.01 forward of Siefert, touching 4:22.52 to 4:22.53. Kentucky had a robust presence within the males’s 500, inserting 5 males within the high eight finishers. 18-year-old Daniel Seabaugh posted a 4:25.46 to win the ‘B’ closing for the Tigers and shaving 3.6 seconds from his earlier lifetime greatest set simply over a 12 months in the past.
Missouri’s Katrina Brathwaite held on for the win within the girls’s 200 IM, posting a 1:57.75 to shave greater than a second from her prelims time which was itself her first time beneath 2:00 within the race, however the discipline was very Kentucky-laden with locations 3, 4, and 5 all going to Wildcat swimmers, and every incomes an NCAA ‘B’ reduce. Moreover, Kentucky’s Bailey Bonnett, swimming within the ‘B’ closing achieved a ‘B’ reduce with a 1:59.75 to win her warmth by almost 2 seconds. Arkansas’s Adela Vavrinova positioned 2nd in 1:58.10, her second lifetime greatest on this race right this moment.
Danny Kovac was greater than a second slower tonight than in prelims within the 200 IM, however he nonetheless received by almost a second with a 1:43.91. Sophomore Ben Patton positioned 2nd, additionally barely slower than his prelims swim however nonetheless his 2nd-fastest efficiency ever, in 1:44.62. Although slower than his morning swim, Patton is now ranked Fifth total within the Mizzou rankings within the 200 IM. Kovac was out quick on the fly, handing over 21.58, however the subsequent three legs of the race he and Patton had almost similar splits, going 26.17 and 26.29 on backstroke, 30.58 and 30.51 on breaststroke, after which 25.58 for each males on the freestyle.
Kovac and Patton would later swim on the 400 medley relay collectively the place Kovac would cut up a 45.48 on the fly and Patton a 51.83 on the breast, every cut up coming in because the quickest by a major margin in its respective self-discipline. Jack Dahlgren led off the relay in 46.56 whereas Kyle Leach anchored in 42.48, making for a complete time of three:06.35, the 10th-fastest time in program historical past, and the Fifth-fastest 100 backstroke in program historical past for Dahlgren.
Although they have been each barely quicker in prelims, Missouri’s Sarah Thompson and Megan Keil once more positioned 1-2 within the finals of the 50 free, hitting the wall in 21.84 and 21.91, respectively. Andrea Sansores from Arkansas positioned third in 22.74, additionally reaching an NCAA ‘B’ reduce and bettering her lifetime greatest by 11/100ths.
The lads’s 50 free noticed Four males break 20, although Caleb Hicks, swimming unattached for Mizzou, positioned 1st in 19.90, simply forward of Alex Moore and Kyle Leach who tied for 2nd in 19.96, the precise time that Leach went in morning prelims. High-seed Kevin Hammer light to 4th however solely added 0.06 to his prelims time, posting a 19.99.
The Arkansas ‘A’ staff captured the ladies’s 400 medley relay in 3:34.49, successful by almost a second although lacking the NCAA provisional time customary. Led off by Sansores in a 52.90, the Arkansas girls have been 2nd behind Kentucky at 100 yards because of Caitlin Brooks‘ 52.51 lead-off leg for the Wildcats. Vanessa Herrmann produced a game-changing 59.86 on the breaststroke to convey Arkansas into the lead by 150, after which lengthen it to over a second at 200. Izzy Gati made up some floor on Vavrinova who swam fly for Arkansas, however Kobie Melton‘s anchor leg of 47.93 was an excessive amount of for Kentucky, although Riley Gaines produced a 48.15 for the second-fastest cut up within the discipline.
Group Scores – Day 1
- Missouri, 437
- Kentucky, 319
- Unattached Missouri, 32
- Brigham Younger, 15 (Diving Solely)
- Kentucky, 296
- Arkansas, 272
- Missouri, 262
- Unattached Missouri, 13
- Brigham Younger, 10 (Diving Solely)