Mizzou Swims to First in Early Season Battle

Justin Lohmeyer, 23 Sports

The weather may be starting to cool off but the Mizzou swimming and diving teams the season is about to heat up. Mizzou hosted the 12th annual Show-Me Showdown at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. This was an early chance for Mizzou and other Missouri teams to show off their hard work from the offseason. The Tigers took advantage of the home pool advantage and the team combined for wins in 20 different events during the meet. The men’s team scored 676 points in order to win their meet overall. The women 700 points to win their part of the meet.

For the men’s 200 meter freestyle Giovanny Lima swam a (1:38:18). He came back to swim a  500 freestyle at a time of (4:32.51). Nick Alexander swam a Men’s 200 meter IM in a time of (1:50.57). Men’s 50 freestyle went to Luke Mankus in a time of (20.65). Men’s 100 freestyle went to Mikel Schreuders (46.00). Kyle Goodwin went on the men’s 3-meter and scored a (327.75). He was also the individual high scorer in the men’s 1 meter scramble with a score of (367.35). In the men’s 100 meter backstroke Daniel Hein had a time of (50.09).

On the women’s side of the action, in the women’s 200 freestyle Erin Metzger-Seymour had a time of (1:38.07). Sharli Brady had a time of (2:02.75) in the women’s 200 IM). In the women’s 50 meter freestyle Sarah Thompson had a time of (23.90). Madeline McKernan went on the 3-meter and scored a (276.4). Hannah Stevens competed in the 100 meter freestyle and scored a (51.66). She also won the 100 meter backstroke with a score of (55.12).

The next competition is going to be for the women when the Mizzou Aquatic Center hosts South Carolina and Arkansas on October 14 at Noon.