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Grant Bochenski Breaks Program Record on Fifth Day of SEC Championships

Grant Bochenski SEC Championship 2024

AUBURN, Ala. – The University of Missouri swimming and diving program rewrote the record books and collected plenty of hardware at the SEC Championships Friday evening. Junior Grant Bochenski had a career day, clinching the program record in the 100 back in prelims before becoming the first Tiger swimmer ever to touch the wall in under 45 seconds in the event.

Bochenski had already made his mark in the morning session, posting a mark of 45.19, breaking Daniel Hein’s standing of 45.26 which stood for five years. Then in finals, Bochenski went even faster, submitting a 44.96, rising to a fourth-place finish in the event and cementing his name in the history books.

Mizzou wasn’t done making a statement on The Plains. In the men’s 200 fly, sophomore Jan Zubik, who led all swimmers in prelims (1:40.95) and came within milliseconds of breaking Danny Kovac’s school record, raced to a second-place finish in 1:41.20, clinching MU’s first podium finish of the day.

Missouri’s other medal placement came on the men’s platform dive, where two Tigers resided in the top 10. Sophomore Collier Dyer, just a couple weeks after rising to third on the program’s all-time list in the event, secured a 397.00 to take silver. Tommaso Zannella used a strong performance in finals to increase his score by 68.90, the biggest improvement by any diver, ultimately rounding out the top 10.

And still, more records were being set by the Tigers. In the men’s 100 breast, graduate Will Goodwin paced a group of fourth Mizzou swimmers, maneuvering his way to ninth. His finals time of 52.18 set a personal record and rose him to sixth on the program’s all-time leaderboard. In the women’s 100 breast, sophomore Lina Bank came frames away from joining the sub-60 second club. She beat her own personal record twice today in the event, ultimately swimming a 1:00.01 in finals to secure 13th place.


  • Ty Spillane, Darden Tate and Logan Ottke all joined Will Goodwin in the 100 breast finals. Spillane finished 13th with a 52.82, Tate beat his PR twice to come home in 17th (53.37), and Ottke rounded out the group with a 54.18, finishing 23rd.
  • Freshman Emily Roden tackled the finals of the women’s 200 fly, swimming to a 13th place finish in 1:56.92.
  • Sophomore Sam Brown touched the wall in 46.63 in the men’s 100 back, earning a 15th-place finish.
  • Senior Mikolaj Malec claimed 16th in the men’s 200 fly, coming home in 1:54.64.
  • Senior Holley Dennis also represented Mizzou in the women’s 100 breast, racing to a 1:01.08 that gave her 20th-place in finals.


Mizzou Swim and Dive returns for the final day of the SEC Championships on Feb. 24. Prelims for the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast and women’s platform diving are slated to begin at 9:30 a.m., as fans can follow along live on SEC Network+.


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