Columbia, Missouri – Wyoming swimming and diving remains in third place after the second day of competition at the Mizzou Invite. The Cowgirls tallied 409 points while the Cowboys finished the evening with 430.5 total points.
After day two, the Missouri women extend their lead with a score of 927, followed by Illinois with 421 points. The Cowgirls are in third with 409 points. On the men’s side, the Tigers also lead with a score of 915. Drury is in second with 463 points, just ahead of Wyoming with 430.5.
The Cowgirls got off to a positive start, placing third in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:41.25. Junior Maria Harutjunjan finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke, notching a time of 1:01.96. Sophomore Isobel Ryan logged a third-place time in the 100 backstroke at 53.92. On the boards, senior Keely Bishop and freshman Karla Contreras finished fifth and sixth on the one-meter, respectively. Bishop scored a 296.65 while Contreras scored a 286.80.
The Cowboys started the evening with a successful race of their own, placing second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:28.31. Junior Wade Nelson and senior Ryan Ball placed second and fourth in the 400 IM, recording times of 3:49.43 and 3:55.24, respectively. On the three-meter board, redshirt-sophomore Ryan Russi was the top Wyoming performer, placing 11th with a time of 292.55. The Wyoming men ended the day with a second-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay. Junior Jacob Porter, junior Slade Sheaffer, Ball, and junior Eric Oleson earned a time of 6:40.07, more than eight seconds faster than the third-place time.
The final day of competition begins with preliminary races tomorrow at 9 a.m. MT.