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Swim and Dive Falls to No. 13/6 Louisville


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Missouri swimming and diving program came up short at No. 13/6 Louisville, dropping a road contest to the Cardinals on Friday. The women’s team was outscored 203-96, while the men’s team fell 205-89.

The Tigers found success in the middle portion of the meet, where they ended up sweeping the 200 fly events. First, the Taylor Williams/Emily Roden duo continued their strong seasons in the event, both notching D-1 B Standard times today. Williams clinched the event with a 1:56.20, while Roden followed closely behind in second, tying a career-best 1:56.39. Jan Zubik took gold on the men’s side with a D-1 B Standard time of 1:43.79.

Mizzou also made some noise in the diving events. Kamryn Wong smashed the women’s three-meter out of the park, putting up a mark of 356.78 which ranks third in program history. Her winning score in the event is better than any Louisville diver has ever had in their home pool. Wong’s career day continued in the one-meter, where her silver medal score of 304.43 ranks ninth in program history.

Collier Dyer kept the momentum on the boards by claiming the men’s one-meter dive crown with a 356.18.

A few more Tiger women clinched D-1 B Standard times while in the Bluegrass State. Lina Bank’s 1:01.37 in the women’s 100 breast got her second place, Williams’ 52.33 in the 100 fly clinched a silver medal, and Zara Zallen’s 49.23 in the 100 free earned her bronze.

MU put up consistent results in the four relay events as well, with the top team representing the black-and-gold finishing second in each race.

The women’s 200 medley relay side consisting of Sydney Bales, Lina Bank, Kylee Sullivan and Zara Zallen heralded a 1:40.28, while the men’s 200 medley relay squad featuring Sam Brown, Logan Ottke, John Watson and Darden Tate earned a 1:26.30. The women’s 400 free relay team with Francesca Smith, Taylor Williams, Zara Zallen and Sierra Smith combined for a 3:18.43 standing, and the men’s 400 free relay side with Frederik Rindshøj, Grant Bochenski, Sam Brown and Darden Tate finished in 2:55.87.


  • The Tigers clinched multiple podium positions in three additional events: the women’s 200 free (Zara Zallen, Macy Rink), the women’s 200 back (Colleen Duffy, Piper McNeil), and the men’s 200 back (Mikolaj Malec, Sam Brown)
  • Jane Smith earned second prize in the women’s 1650 free with a time of 16:37.76.
  • In his season debut Jibran Himsieh earned bronze in the men’s 1650 free with a 15:41.22 standing.
  • Logan Ottke earned two additional podium finishes, first in the men’s 100 breast (second place with a 54.74), and then in the men’s 200 breast (second place with a 1:59.45).
  • Sam Brown earned third place in the men’s 100 free with a 49.44.
  • Sierra Smith turned in a 22.81 in the women’s 50 free, earning bronze.
  • Grant Bochenski’s 43.76 in the men’s 100 free earned him second place.
  • In the women’s 500 free, Jane Smith placed second with a 4:51.00.
  • Jan Zubik’s 47.91 standing in the men’s 100 fly earned him second prize.
  • Two Tigers scored a pair of bronze medals in the 400 IM, first by Piper McNeil (4:20.20), then by Matthew Mortenson (3:55.30).


Mizzou Swim and Dive’s last road dual of the season takes place in West Lafayette, Ind. when the Tigers travel to Purdue next Saturday, Jan. 13. Action from inside the Morgan J. Burke Aquatics Center begins at 11 a.m., and live results can be found via the Meet Mobile app.


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