Le (400 IM), Baryshok (100 fly), Garanito (100 back) and Springer (100 breast) all notch pool records
Jan. 25, 2013
ROLLA, Mo. – The Missouri State men’s swimming & diving team rolled into Rolla on Friday (Jan. 25) and continued its recent trend of rewriting the record books with four more pool records at Missouri S&T Pool. The Bears defeated the Miners, 119-85, and increased their total to eight pool records in a three-day span.
Although Missouri State’s 200 medley relay (Garanito, Springer, Wilson, Baryshok) had a 0.58 second lead heading into the final leg, the Bears surrendered the night’s first victory to the Miners. Missouri S&T grabbed the win by .05 seconds with a time of 1:33.69.
The Bears rebounded nicely in the first individual event of the evening as sophomore Caleb Schuermann won the 1000 free (9:41.08), followed by a victory in the 200 free by Isaac McKnight (1:43.93).
After conceding a 1-2 finish in the 50 free to the Miners, the Missouri State men cleaned up in the 400 IM with a 1-2-3 sweep. Sophomore Paul Le led the way in the IM with the first of three S&T Pool records. The Moore, Okla. native shattered the previous mark by more than four seconds with a time of 4:00.06. Kalnins and Jansen rounded out the top three for the Bears.
Sophomore Vitalii Baryshok broke the second pool record in as many events with a 50.28 in the 100 fly. Joining Baryshok in the top four finishers was Michal Bulak (3rd) and Colin Hill (4th), who recorded a season-best 51.88.
Missouri S&T snagged another victory in the sprint events with Jacob Dole’s 46.38 in the 100 free, edging Le by .47 seconds.
For the second time on Friday, the Bears recorded a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 back. In addition, junior Yuri Garanito tacked on a third pool record, finishing with a time of 51.61. Sophomore Matthew Wilson was second (52.20), followed by Aaron Dennis (54.66).
Schuermann represented the Bears’ only double event winner of the meet with a victory in the 500 free (4:42.00). The sophomore defeated his closest competitor by five seconds.
The Bears took down one last pool record in the 100 breast with a dominant performance by freshman Isaac Springer. Clocking in at 56.59, Springer beat the rest of the field by three seconds.
In Friday’s final event, the Miners completed the sweep of relays with another photo finish. This time S&T out-touched the Bears in the 200 free relay by one hundredth of a second.
Missouri State’s men’s team will be back in action a week from now in Evanston, Ill. to take on Northwestern, No. 20 Iowa and Notre Dame (RV). Friday’s start time is set for 5 p.m., while Saturday’s session begins at 10 a.m.
Missouri State - 119
Missouri S&T - 85