Mizzou Swimming completes Tiger Invite

By: Ben Brady, 23 Sports

Tuesday, Feb. 3-

The Missouri men and women’s swimming teams participated in their final competition of the regular season at the Two-Day Tiger Invite over the weekend.

Senior Sam Tierney paced the Missouri men with four individual wins over the two-day event, with victories in the 100 and 200m breast, 100m back and 200 IM. Tierney’s times of 48.07 in the 100 back, and 1:46.39 in the 200 IM were career bests.

Senior Andrew Phillips and sophomore Carter Griffen each won twice. Phillips won in the 200m fly, with a time of 1:45.53, and in the 200m free, with a time of 1:38.06. His teammate Griffen won the 200m back with a time of 1:44.30, and the 500m free with a career best time of 4:24.05.

Sophomores Nick Davis and Martine Wallace were also winners during the competition. Davis won the meet’s first event, the 1650m free, with a time of 15:46.84, while Wallace’s time of 48.53 won him the 100m fly.

In the 50m free competition, sophomore Michael Chadwick destroyed his opponents with a career best time of 19.76, a mark that put him fourth all-time at Missouri in the event.

Lastly for the men’s team was junior Dillon Love, who took second in both backstroke races. In the 200m back, he moved himself to fifth-place all-time at Missouri, with a mark of 1:44.99, while he posted a time of 48.14 in the 100m back.

The women’s team also had successful outing, as junior Anna Patterson and freshmen Hannah Stevens and Kira Zubar all were doubles winners for the Tigers.

Patterson took first in the 50m free with a time of 22.95, and the 100m fly with a time of 55.08. While Stevens won the 100m free with a personal best time of 50.21, and the 200m back at 1:54.42. Zubar had a career best in the 1650m free, scoring a time of 16:30.47, as well as winning first place with a time of 4:52.54 at the 500m free.

Freshman Sharil Brady took home a win for the Tigers in the 200m free. Brady’s mark of 1:47.29 jumped her from well outside Missouri’s top-10 to eighth all-time at Mizzou in the 200m free.

Another freshman, Erin Metzger-Seymour, secured a win in the 200m fly at a mark of 1:59.27. That time jumped her to fourth all-time at Mizzou.

Lastly, seniors Liza Poskin and Danielle Spradin picked up wins at the Tiger Invite. Spradin won the 200m breast with a time of 2:14.31, while Poskin took first in the 100m breast at 1:04.36.

It was a great event for both the men and women’s swim teams, as now both teams set their eyes to Auburn, and the 2015 Southeastern Conference Championships on Feb. 17-21.