Mizzou Swimming and Diving Dominates Competition at Mizzou Invite

Seth Pollock, 23 Sports

The Mizzou swimming and diving teams played host to the Mizzou Invite over the weekend, where both the men’s and women’s teams crushed the competition en route to easy first places finishes. The men’s team finished with 1,411 points, well ahead of second place finisher Drury University, who finished with 683.5 points. The University of Wyoming finished third with 671.5 points, ahead of Oklahoma Baptist University, South Dakota State University, and the University of Cincinnati. The women’s team finished with 1,391.5 points, beating a field that included 2nd place finisher University of Nebraska (744.5) and 3rd place University of Wyoming (486).

Over the course of the invite, a few Tigers broke program records. Sharli Brady, a Senior from Burlington, Kentucky, broke a few. Her first came on day one, when she swam the 200 IM in 1.55.55. The previous record was 1:56.30. She also scored the 400 IM record with a time of 4:04.37, and on day two broke her own program record in the 200 fly with a 1:54.56.

Junior Jacob Wielinski of Mounds View, Minnesota broke a record as well, swimming the 1650-meter freestyle in a time of 14:59.10, breaking the previous Tiger mark by over seven seconds. And Junior Annie Ochitwa of Highlands Ranch, Colorado  set the school record on the 100 freestyle with a time of 47.58.

On the team side, the women’s 40m freestyle relay team broke the school record with a time of 3:15.53.

Mizzou has some time off before their next competition. The Tiger dive team’s next event is January 3rd at the Tennessee Diving Invite while the Missouri swim team next takes the pool January 5th at SMU.