Bears Swimming & Diving Set Three Pool Records; Top Drury, 147-96, 146-91
Oct. 25, 2013
SPRINGFIELD - The Missouri State men's and women's swimming & diving teams topped crosstown-rival Drury in dual meet action Friday at the Hammons Student Center, with the men winning, 147-96, and women taking a 146-91 victory.
The sweep marked the first time the Bears had done so against the Panthers since Oct. 28, 2011 at Hammons. The men's team improved to 13-14 all-time versus DU while the women won for the fourth time in 15 tries.
The Bears set three pool records on the day, including two by junior Paul Le in the 400-yard medley relay (48.13 in the 100 backstroke leg) and 200 backstroke (1:46.22) and one by junior Garrett Nevels in 1-meter diving (357.67).
Missouri State claimed 17 of the 26 events contested in the meet and had 1-2 finishes in the women's 400 medley relay in 3:54.46, men's 1,000 free with Miguel Davila and Jared Roberts finishing in 9:24.81 and 9:39.73, respectively. Also going 1-2 for MSU were Le and Yuri Garanito (1:52.90) in the 200 back, Dora Kiss (5:03.66) and Heather Snyder (510.30) in the women's 500 free, Davila (4:36.74) and Naresh Naik(4:38.81).
In all, the Bears got individual event wins from 11 different swimmers, three from Kiss and two each from Le, Nevels and Davila.
Missouri State returns to the pool for a pair of home meets next Friday and Saturday. The Bears host Evansville Friday at 4:30 p.m., followed by Southern Illinois Saturday at 11 a.m.