At Missouri State: Vance Perkins returns as a senior and will add valuable leadership to the 2009 Bears...2008-09: Perkins swam six different events for the Bears in 2008-09...though primarily a freestyle specialist, ended the season with the fifth best time in both the 100-yard (57.92) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.80) for the 2008-09 Missouri State season...2007-08: In his first full season with Missouri State, Perkins ended the season with the fourth best time for the men's squad in the 200 breast. He recorded personal best times in the 100 and 200 freestyle events at the double dual meet against Truman and Delta State. He swam times of 49.13 and 1:46.37, respectively. 2006-07: After joining the Bears' squad mid-season in January of 2007, Perkins swam in two events at the Sun Belt Conference meet. His finished 15th in the 400 IM and 17th in the 200 breast. Background: Perkins came to Missouri State in the spring semester of 2006 after spending a-year-and-a-half at Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill. Personal: Full name is Vance Perkins. Born November 1, 1986, in Elkins Park, Penn. Son of Bryan and Merie Perkins.
Event Time Date, Opponent/Meet
50 Free 21.33 2/19/09, SBC Championship
100 Free 49.13 10/20/07, MSU vs. TU/DSU
200 Free 1:46.37 10/20/07, MSU vs. TU/DSU
100 Breast 58.36 2/20/09, SBC Championship