Marcus Thomas, 23 Sports

MU’s swim and dive spent Tuesday through Sunday in Athens, GA for the Southeastern Conference Championships. It was a fairly successful trip for the Tigers, who finished a program best second overall.

Missouri’s 1,137 points were second only behind Florida, who finished with a score of 1,233. The Gators continued their dominance of the SEC, winning their seventh championship in a row.

The Tiger swimmers were led by senior Mikel Schreuders, who became the first Tiger to win an SEC swimming title by placing first in the 200-meter free with a time of 1:31:27. Schreuders also set the SEC record time in the event, beating his own previous record.

Freshman Jack Dahlgren finished fifth in the 200 free with a time of 1:33:33. He now sits second all time for Missouri, behind teammate Schreuders.

In the diving well, freshman Ike Khamis finished his first championships, finishing fifth on platform. He recorded a tally of 377.75 in the final, a score that moves him up to fourth all time for the Tigers in the event.

The Tigers also won gold in the men’s 400 medley relay with a time of 3:03:37. The event was swimming by Daniel Hein, Caleb Hicks, Danny Kovack and Mikel Schreuders. Their time was both an SEC record as well as a pool record at the Gabrielsen Natatorium.

Junior Micah Slaton placed fifth after he dropped close to a full second from his prelims time to record a 1:41.86 in the men’s 200 fly, which moved him up to second all-time at Missouri in the event.

Up next for the Tigers is the Mizzou NCAA qualifier on March 2 through March 3.