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No. 20/RV Swim and Dive Falls Short Against No. 19/20 Alabama

2023/24 S&D Team

Columbia, Mo. – University of Missouri Swim and Dive fell short in its first Southeastern Conference competition of the 2023-24 campaign at the Don Gambril Olympic Pool in the Alabama Aquatic Center Friday.

The Crimson Tide women defeated the Tigers 212-88, and on the men’s side, Alabama defeated Mizzou by a score of 180-118.

46 Tigers on the roster made the trip to Tuscaloosa, including 30 returners and 16 newcomers. As a whole, Missouri won seven events on the day, three by the women’s squad and four by the men, compiling 36 total podium finishes.

Taylor Williams continued her illustrious start to the season by picking up two wins on the day. She took gold in the 200 fly for a second time this season, posting a time of 2:01.08. Later on, she paced the field in the 100 fly with a time of 54.07, squeaking past Alabama’s Gaby Van Brunt by one-tenth of a second.

The Mizzou women had a strong outing on the 3-meter dive as Kayla Wilson conquered the event, displaying a winning score of 331.73. Making her season debut, Kamryn Wong followed behind with a 319.50, achieving silver medal status. The Tigers outscored the Crimson Tide 13-6 in the event.

For the men, Grant Bochenski continued his impressive run of form, winning the 100 back by over a second with his mark of 48.47. The gold medal performance was one of his four podiums today, raising his season total to six.

Coming off a rookie campaign that earned him All-SEC Freshman team honors a season ago, Jan Zubik continued his winning ways, taking first prize in the 200 fly with a time of 1:47.72 in his first race of the morning.

Collier Dyer swept the diving events, first posting a 337.80 in the 1-meter, followed by 320.40 in the 3-meter, picking up a valuable 18 points for the Tigers.


  • In his debut for the black-and-gold, freshman Leo Kurucz finished as the fastest Tiger in the men’s 1000 free, posting a second place time of 9:34.23.
  • Only one Alabama diver finished ahead of Wong or Wilson all day. Before the duo swept the 3-meter, they achieved second and third place finishes in the 1-meter, respectfully.
  • Wilson’s mark of 331.73 on the 3-meter board is the 10th highest score in program history.


Missouri welcomes two nationally ranked programs, Auburn and Indiana, to Columbia on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The Tiger’s first home meet of the 2023-24 season begins at 10 a.m. inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center, and live results can be found via the Meet Mobile App.


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