Mizzou Sets 10 School Records at SEC Championship

By Kevin Levine, 23 Sports

Saturday, Feb. 21-

After four days of SEC championship competition, the Missouri men’s swimming team amassed 768 points to finish in sixth place, while the Missouri women picked up 594 points to finish in eighth.

Florida and Georgia were the big winners of the event, with the Gators taking first in the men’s competition with 1314.5 points followed by the Bulldogs, and Georgia winning the women’s competition by scoring 1,450 points, with Florida coming in third.

During the entirety of the SEC Championships, the Missouri Tigers set ten school records, and had 13 top eight finishes, led by freshman Sharli Brady, who set records in the 200 fly and the 400 IM.

On the men’s side, senior Mack Darragh, set the Missouri 200 fly record twice with his time of 1:43:69 in the prelims, and then a 1:42:56 to win the consolation final. Junior Daniel Graviss broke the Missouri record in the 400 IM with a time of 3:44:86 to finish third in the B final, and place 11th overall.

Sophomore Andrew Sansoucie also set a Missouri record in the 100 fly after winning the consolation final with a time of 46:50, while Tierney and Griffin set Mizzou records in their events with times of 51:64 and 1:40:17 respectively.

Two men’s relay teams set school records, with seniors Eagan Groome, Andrew Phillips and Alex Glogoza, as well as sophomore sophomore Micheal Chadwick cutting four seconds off the old school record with a 6:22:93 800 free relay. Additionally, Griffin, Tierney, Chadwick, and Sansoucie set a new 400 medley record with a time of 3:07:15.

In the women’s events, Brady was the Tiger standout, setting new Missouri records in the 200 fly and the 400 IM. In the fly, she broke the record twice, first in the prelims with a time of 1:57:17, and then again in the consolation final with a 1:55:88.

In the 400 IM, Brady earned a spot in the championship final where she put in her best performance to record a 4:10:02.

The 200 medley relay team of Danielle Barbiea, Abby Duncan, Hannah Stevens and Rachel Hayden also set a new Missouri record with a time of 1:37:33 to finish seventh.

With the Tigers swimming their fastest times of the season, they are looking to the American Short Course Championships in Austin, Texas on March 5-7 to finish preparing for the NCAA Championships three weeks later.