MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University swimming and diving teams completed the first day of the Mizzou Invitational Thursday at the Missouri Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo.
“Overall it was just a great day for us. Winning the relay tonight for the men was a great way to start finals,” says coach Vic Riggs. “We have talked a lot about how we approach the meet and take the deck. We did that this morning, and it put us in great heats tonight.”
In the 500 free, freshman Emma Skelley
placed 15th overall with a time of 4:56.36 for the women. For the men, junior Daeton Davenport
placed seventh (4:30.74) while Cobbe placed 12th (4:34.37).
In the 100 fly, Ogden finished second for the women with a time of 53.67, while Burlingham placed 12th overall (55.92). For the men, two swimmers made finals, with Bohman placing second with a time of 48.29, while Marsh placed seventh (49.47).
In the 50 free, multiple swimmers made finals for the Mountaineers. For the women, Parenti placed fifth (23.25) and Gillmore placed eighth (23.37). For the men, Squires placed second (19.93), while Glegg and Vialette placed third (20.18) and fifth (20.38), respectively.
For the divers, the men finished up the 1-meter competition while the women finished up on the 3-meter.
Sophomore Keith Carmichael
made the finals for the men, finishing sixth on the 1-meter with a score of 285.75. Senior Liam McLaughlin
narrowly missed finals, finishing ninth with a score of 256.10.
For the women on the 3-meter, junior Haily VandePoel
made finals, finishing fifth with a score of 289.75. Sophomore Lindsay Schmidt
just missed finals with a ninth place finish (257.50).
The first day of competition wrapped up with the 400 medley relays. For the women, the “A” team of junior Courtney Miller
, junior Jenelle Zee
, Ogden and Parenti finished sixth (3:43.12).
For the men’s 400 medley relay, the “A” team of Bohman, Brill, Marsh and Squires finished third with a time of 3:15.82. The “B” team of Querciagrossa, sophomore Jake Iotte
, freshman Austin Green
and Glegg finished 11th (3:23.11).
“We had solid swims across the board,” says Riggs. “We had several lifetime best times tonight, which is great at this time of the year.”
The competition continues tomorrow at 10 a.m. C.T., with preliminary events, with finals starting at 6 p.m. C.T.