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Swim and Dive Completes First Session at SMU Classic

Grant Bochenski

Columbia, Mo. – The University of Missouri Swim and Dive opened the 2023-24 campaign at the SMU Classic in Dallas on Friday night at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium.

Mizzou women currently stand in fourth position with 123 points while the men rank fifth with 117 following the first day of competition.

Twelve Tigers competed in the opening session, including five freshmen who made their debut for the black-and-gold.

In the team’s first individual event, freshman Piper McNeil started her career by finishing fourth of 12 swimmers in the women’s 400 IM with a time of 4:17.20, just 1.28 seconds off Missouri’s top ten list.

Two Tigers penciled their names into the record books by setting top ten times in two events. Junior Taylor Williams logged a 52.47 second mark in the 100 fly, good for the seventh on the all-time list. Meanwhile, fellow junior Grant Bochenski’s 100-back time of 46.35 is the fifth-fastest mark ever by a Mizzou swimmer.


  • Sophomore Collier Dyer earned third place in the men’s one-meter with a score of 315.95.
  • Freshman Logan Ottke opened his collegiate career with a fourth-place finish in the men’s 100 breast, logging a time of 54.21.
  • Senior Kayla Wilson placed fourth amongst divers competing in the women’s three-meter, notching a score of 280.60.
  • Sophomore Lina Bank tallied a fourth-place finish in the women’s 100 breast with a time of 1:01.59.


Missouri closes out its first competition of the new season tomorrow in Dallas. Session two of the SMU Classic begins at 11 a.m., where live results can be found on the Meet Mobile App.


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