The University of Missouri Aruban duo of freshman Mikel Schreuders and Sophomore Jordy Groters helped their school beat back the challenges of Northwestern, Southern Illinois and Kentucky on Friday November 6.
Schreuders set the tone for the meet as he anchored the A team to the win in the 200 yard freestyle relay in1:21.41.His split was 20.56. Countryman Groters lead off the B team in 21.26 as they finished fourth in 1:23.43. Schreuders would be a part of another relay victory as he anchored the 400 yard medley home in 45.44 .The total time for the team was 3:18.51.
Groters would join forces with his team mate Schreuders as they posted the fastest time for the 400 yard freestyle relay of 2:58.94 .It would not count towards the scoring as they swum it an exhibition.
They would tie in the 100 yard freestyle as they both clocked 46.16 for fourth overall.
Schreuders finished eleventh in the 200 yard freestyle in 1:42.70. He had made his collegiate debut in the event with a time of 1:40.05 in October against Tennessee.
Groters helped the B team to the runner up spot in the 200 yard medley relay in 1:31.85.Groters split 20.12 on the anchor freestyle leg. He would finish fourth and third in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke with times of 56.85 and 2:04.37. He would swim as an exhibition swimmer in the 50 yard freestyle clocking 21.04.
Missouri beat Southern Illinois 228 to 110, Northwestern 233 to 105 and Kentucky 193.5 to144.5.
Schreuders holds Aruban senior nationals in the 50 and 100 metre freestyle. Groters hold the senior records in the 50,100,200 metre breaststroke as well as the 200 and 400 metre Individual medley. Both are seen as good prospects to make the 2016 Olympics for their country