The CARIFTA region’s rising stars Arubans Jordy Groters and Mikel Schreuders posted lifetime bests on the final day of the SEC swimming Championships.
Competing in the 100 yard freestyle Mikel lowered his season and personal best of 43.99 to 43.80 to earn an evening swim in the B final. In the final he recorded a time of 44.03 to finish 7th. Both swims were under the NCAA B mark of 44.29.
Teammate Groters had a personal best of 1:57.70 in the 200 yard breaststroke coming into the meet. He lowered that in the morning heats with a 1:57.54.Jordy also earned an evening swim in the B final. He had a strong last 100 yards to move from 7th to 3rd and post yet another personal best time of 1:56.84.
In the final of the event of the Championships the Arubans ended the Conference Championships with a bang as they set a new Missouri school record in the 400 yard freestyle relay. The team of Michael Chadwick lead 42.14,Matthew Margritier second leg 43.17, Schreuders 42.96 and Groters anchor 43.78 clocked a programme record of 2:52.05.They lowered the record of 2:52.21.
At the end of the Championships the Tigers finished 5th with 902 points. Kimberlee John-Williams University of Georgia finished 3rd overall in the women’s competition with 1099.5 points.