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Swim and Dive Wins 15 Events at Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The University of Missouri swimming and diving program finished off its last duel of the 2023-24 season when it traveled to Purdue on Saturday, Jan. 13. The men’s team witnessed its first tie in the Andrew Grevers era, drawing even with the Boilermakers, 150-150. The women’s team suffered a narrow defeat to the hosts, 140-160, but beat the Illinois women 195-105.

Mizzou’s relay teams came ready to swim today, winning all four events to start and finish the meet. First, the women’s 200 medley relay team featuring Ashley Gill, Lina Bank, Taylor Williams and Francesca Smith garnered a 1:41.00 standing to take first prize. Then, the men’s 200 medley relay squad featuring Grant Bochenski, Ty Spillane, Daniel Wilson and Frederik Rindshøj paced the field with a 1:28.40.

To finish the meet, the women’s 400 free relay team with Zara Zallen, Sierra Smith, Francesca Smith and Taylor Williams finished in 3:26.51 to claim gold, followed by the men’s 400 free relay side of Grant Bochenski, Sam Brown, Darden Tate and Jaden Pospishil, who touched the wall in 2:56.78.

The matinee saw the Tigers claim 11 individual victories, including a podium sweep in the men’s 200 IM. That event was won by Will Goodwin’s 1:50.57, with Jan Zubik (1:50.66) and Matthew Mortenson (1:50.93) following very closely behind.

MU occupied multiple positions on the podium in eight additional events, five of which featured a Tiger on the top step. First, the men’s 1000 free tandem of Matthew Stephenson (9:28.82) and Mikolaj Malec (9:29.05) claimed first and second prize.

Then, a pair of Jan Zubik victories in the 100 fly and 200 fly (48.08 and 1:45.84, respectively) were accompanied by silver medal performances from Jaden Pospishil (48.76 in the 100 fly) and Matthew Ross (1:51.40 in the 200 fly).

Finally, the women’s 100 free featured a win by Zara Zallen (51.35) and a third-place finish for Sierra Smith (52.05), and the men’s 100 back was secured by Grant Bochenski (48.46), with Sam Brown also claiming a bronze spot (50.87).

The rest of Mizzou’s individual victories include a pair of breaststroke victories for Lina Bank (1:02.83 in the 100 breast, 2:17.88 in the 200 breast). Taylor Williams continued her strong season in the 200 fly, claiming first prize with a 2:02.70. Then, Colleen Duffy’s 2:02.43 standing won her the 200 back, and Matthew Stephenson’s 500 free time of 4:34.44 paced the field.

On the diving boards, Collier Dyer chipped in the eighth-highest three-meter score in program history with a 389.90.


  • The men’s team hasn’t faltered against Purdue in three meetings, improving to 2-0-1.
  • The women’s side saw its first loss to the Boilermakers, but still leads the all-time series 2-1.
  • Following her career day at Louisville, Kamryn Wong claimed two podium finishes today: a 295.85 in the one-meter was enough for second place, and her three-meter score of 304.35 finished third.
  • The three additional events in which Missouri featured multiple Tigers on the podium includes the men’s 100 breast (Will Goodwin, second place, 56.29; Ty Spillane, third place, 56.30), the men’s 100 free (Grant Bochenski, second place, 44.32; Frederik Rindshøj, third place, 45.11), and the women’s 100 fly (Ashley Gill, second place, 55.03; Taylor Williams, third place, 55.47).
  • In the 200 free, Frederik Rindshøj came home in second with a 1:39.50.
  • Will Goodwin’s 2:01.04 in the 200 breast was enough to finish second.
  • Jane Smith earned a silver medal in the 500 free (4:57.04).
  • In the other distance event, Peyton Drexler finished third with a 10:24.24.
  • Ashley Gill claimed third in the 100 back (56.72).
  • Sierra Smith’s 23.81 in the 50 free was enough to claim bronze.
  • Mikolaj Malec came home in third in the 200 back, finishing in 1:50.39.


Mizzou Swim and Dive is back in action for the two-day Tiger Qualifier on Feb. 2-3. Senior Day festivities begin at 5 p.m. from inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center, and live results can be found via the Meet Mobile app.


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