Mizzou Swim Team Dominates Drury

Hank Noah, 23 Sports

The Mizzou men’s and women’s swim teams are off to dominant starts to the season. On the men’s side of things, the Tiger’s are currently ranked fifteenth in the nation. They sit at 6-2 after destroying Drury, and have won two meets in a row. As for the women, they crushed Drury as well on Thursday, moving the Tigers to 4-4 on the season. The Mizzou women’s swim is ranked tenth in the nation, but they are having a rough go of things in conference play, sporting 0-4 record against SEC foe.

The Mizzou men’s swim team beat Drury Panther with ease at home, 130-91. The men’s team took home wins in nine events. The Tigers won the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:29.44. Junior Kyle Goodwin picked up two wins in the 1-meter, scoring 368.4 and 346.5. Caleb Hicks, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colorado, won the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 21.04 seconds.

The Tiger’s women’s team also won without question on Thursday as they defeated the Panthers 118-64. The women’s team took home first place in eight events. Aurore Jacolin took home the title in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:52.14. Erin Metzger-Seymour also finished with a solid time as she totaled 55.48 seconds in the 100-meter fly.

The matchup against Drury was an easy win for both teams, and the Tigers will move on from this solid victory to prepare for another meet on Friday and Saturday. Both teams will participate in the Tiger Invite at home, and they will no doubt use the momentum from the Drury match to motivate themselves.