Dvorchak, Wilts sweep Ohio State Invitational swim meet

Both Missouri men’s and women’s swimming posted dominant performances ahead of SEC Championships.
Missouri swimmer Erin Metzler-Seymour moves down the lane during the home meet facing Drury on Jan. 20.

Missouri swimming and diving won seven events against 11 other schools at the Ohio State Invitational on Saturday and Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

Missouri women’s and men’s swimming, currently ranked No. 13 and No. 14 in their respective NCAA rankings, faced another nationally ranked team, Ohio State, ranked No. 22 for women’s swimming and No. 18 for men’s swimming.

The Tigers swept the men’s 100 back, earning the top three spots in the race. Junior Drew Dvorchak, who took the victory, added two more wins in the 100 and 200 fly. In both fly races, Dvorchak achieved new personal bests, knocking more than two seconds off his previous time in the 200 fly.

On the women’s side, sophomore Samantha Wilts swept the 100 and 200 back events, also clocking in new personal bests in both races. Her time of 1:56.78 in the 200 back is the 10th best time in Missouri history.

Sophomore Griffin Schaetzle, in addition to finishing in second in the 100 back, also won the men’s 200 back, with fellow Tiger Grant Kelton following close behind in second place. The women’s team clinched the top three spots in the 200 free.

Next up: Mizzou enters the Southeastern Conference Championships on Tuesday in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Edited by Eli Lederman | elederman@themaneater.com

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