Men's Swimming and Diving Squad Set for MAC Championship Debut
Missouri State men's swimming and diving will take part in their first Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship on March 4 through 7 in Ypsilanti, Mich. This is the first year of competition in the MAC for the Bears and the rest of the Missouri Valley Conference men's swimming teams. The host school, Eastern Michigan has won the competition nine times in the past ten years, and has a total of 27 league titles.
The Bears have had a very strong season thus far. The men have accumulated a 7-2 dual meet record and three invitational wins this year, including a first-place finish in the 2009 Missouri Showdown. In the MAC, at least one Missouri State swimmer is in the top five in six events and a Bear holds the top spot in three events. Junior Roko Simunic (Zagreb, Croatia) is in the top three in four separate events. Missouri State also holds the top time in three of the five relay events. This season, the Bears have been ranked as high as second in the Collegeswimming.com mid-major poll. Missouri State currently sits in seventh in the poll.
The action begins on Thursday, Mar. 4 at noon with the preliminary round in the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle and one-meter diving. The championship heat for those events will begin at 7:00 p.m. More information and live stats can be found at RESULTS.