Bears Fall to Mizzou in Dual Meet Despite Strong Showing
Nov. 8, 2013
SPRINGFIELD - The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team gave No. 14 Missouri a scare before the Tigers pulled away with a 155-88 win at the Hammons Student Center Pool Friday.
The MSU women fell to Missouri, 139-97. Both teams drop to 3-1 on the season. The Bears won 10 events on the day, five on the men's and women's sides, respectively.
The men's 400-yard medley relay team of juniors Paul Le and Isaac Springer, sophomore Uvis Kalnins and senior Vitalii Baryshok started strong by smashing the pool record in the event by six seconds in a time of 3:15:55. The mark is currently ranked third in the country behind relays from Mizzou and Florida.
Le's leadoff 100-backstroke leg in the race of 48.03 is also third in the country behind swimmers from California and the Gators.
Individually, Le also won the 50 freestyle (20.48) and 200 back (1:45.77), while Kalnins and sophomore set pool records in the 200 IM (1:49.12) and 1,000 free (9:17.91), respectively.
The women's team went 1-2 in the 400 free relay with senior Hannah Molden, juniors Megan Holthoff, Shannon Myer and freshman Shawna Elsey touching in 3:37.43. Freshman CeCe Etter, sophomore Carly Wright freshman Anna Bump and sophomore Rebecca Amparano followed in 3:40.53.
Sophomore Dora Kiss won three times for the Bears in the 1,000 free (10:26.50), 500 free (5:04.78) and 200 butterfly (2:04.73).
Reining Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Week senior Renata Sander picked up the other victory for MSU in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.70).
The Missouri State women are back in action Saturday, hosting Arkansas at 1 p.m. The men are off until traveling to Northwestern's TYR Invitational Nov. 22-24.