Mizzou Swimming and Diving Dominates Show Me Showdown

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The Mizzou Aquatic Center was rocking Friday night as the 8th annual Show Me Showdown was being held. Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams and diving teams won the meet

The women dominated the entire meet racking up an astounding 691 points. Drury University came in second with only 484 points.

Senior Dominique Bouchard led the team with dominating performances all day. She started off the day as the first leg of the 200 medley relay. The team of Bouchard, Rachel Ripley, Dani Barbiea and Emily Doucette triumphed in the event with a time of 1:43.90.

Bouchard would go on to win the very next race, the 200 freestyle, with a time of 1:53.13. She’d also grab victories in the 500 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay.

Mizzou also earned the top spots in both the 1-meter dive and 3-meter dive. Junior Loren Figueroa won the 1-meter with a score of 288.80 and freshman Lauren Reedy won the 3-meter with a score of 265.30.

The men did not have quite the dominating performance as they beat out Missouri State 630 points to their 584.

Sophomore Mack Darragh and Junior Mark Conroy led the men’s side as they both won two races each. Conroy swam the second leg of the winning 200 medley relay team and then later won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.86.

Darragh had success in individual races as he won the 200 individual medley at 1:53.41 and then the 100 butterfly at 50.23.

Freshman Thomas Clarke was the big man in the pool as he took home the gold in both the 1-meter dive and the 3-meter dive.

It was an ideal start for new assistant coaches Mark Gangloff and Julie Stupp. Mizzou will be back in the pool on October 20th when they will face off with Missouri State at 2 p.m. at the Missouri Aquatic Center.

-John Flattery
23 Sports
Staff Writer