The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team has solid races on Friday in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley to stay with the pack of four teams heading into the second day of the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday
The Missouri State Bears had a first-place finisher in all but three of the 26 events in the final home men's and women's swimming and diving dual this season, leading to a sweep of the Truman State Bulldogs on Senior Day
More records fall as the Missouri State swimming and diving teams conclude their duals against Kansas and Denver on Saturday
Honors a Awards b MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
2013-14: Competed in a variety of freestyle events for the Bears ... Swam a career-best 1:40.45 in the 200 free at the Shamrock Invitational ... Finished third in the event ... Set another career-best at the Shamrock Invitational in the 500 free (4:35.70) and finished ninth among seven teams competing ... Also a member of 800 free relay squad that turned a second place time of 6:41.47.
2012-13: Swam season best in the 200 free (1:46.41) at Missouri dual meet...Notched a season-best time in the 500 free (4:49.76) in the Purdue Invitational prelims ... Added depth in the Bears' distance group; swam the 1000 and 1650 free on several occasions; registered MSU career bests in both events at the Northwestern Dual Invitational (Feb. 1-2); finished 12th in the mile (16:55.93) and split 10:11.80 at the 1000-yard mark.
2011-12: Was entered as an exhibition swimmer for the 2012 MAC Championships ... Dropped nearly 10 seconds off his previous best in the 500 free (4:36.13); His prelims time would have qualified him for the B-Final in 16th place ... Had the 20th-fastest 200 free time (1:41.63) on the second day of the MAC Championships ... Finished on the season's top times list in three events including the 200 free (5th), 500 free (4th) and 200 breast (5th).
Background: Joins the Bears after participating in both swimming and tennis for the Minneapolis Washburn Millers ... Coached by Ryan Hoag ... Capped of his high school career finishing second in the Minnesota Class A state finals in the 200 free (1:44.04) and 500 free (4:42.43) ... Was named all-conference and all-state for the fourth straight year as a senior ... Also was a Swimmer of the Year nominee his senior season ... Was a senior captain for the Millers.
Personal: Max Daniel Pratt is the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Pratt ... Born March 4, 1992 in Edina, Minn. ... Has two sisters, Emma and Sophie ... His father played hockey and football at St. Cloud State University ... Majoring in digital film production.