Young Swimmers Carry Team in Texas

Friday, Oct. 28 –

The Mizzou men’s swim team swam away with third at the Southwest Plunge in Texas, finishing just a few points behind second place Texas A&M and first place Texas.

Freshman Igor Koslovskij continued to shine, placing first in the 200-yard breaststroke at 2:01’49. Koslovskij also did well in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in third with a time of 56.48. Koslovskij’s time was just barely short of the B-standard qualifying mark set by the NCAA.

In relays, Mizzou took third place in both the 200 freestyle and the 200 medley. Mizzou swept the 200-yard IM as Yaniv Schnaider took first in the A heat and Igor took first in the B final.

The Tigers also managed to score second and third place in the butterfly, where Neil O’Halloran and Mack Darragh finished less than a second apart.

Overall, it was slightly disappointing for the Tigers, who finished third out of only four teams in the meet.

Missouri’s young team is highly dependent on young swimmers, including freshman Koslovskij and O’Halloran. It’s clear the Tigers will continue to develop and get better and should be productive as the season progresses.

The Tigers do not return to their home pool until December, where they have the three-day Mizzou Invite and the fascinating Tiger Invite, where they use the long course.

Missouri a long time to improve, and does not have to worry about the Big 12 Championships until February and the NCAA championships in March.

– Kevin Waida
23 Sports
Staff Writer