Lucas Paloschi
MSU Office of Visual Media

Swimmers Continue Fall Season at Purdue Invitational

November 15, 2017

By: MSU Athletics Communications

SPRINGFIELD – After a lengthy respite from competition, the Missouri State swimming and diving team will travel to the University of Purdue where the Bears will take part in the three-day Purdue Invitational on Nov. 16-18 at West Lafayette, Ind.

Prelims will take place at 9 a.m. and finals sessions will begin at approximately 5 p.m. on each day of the invitational. The high-profile meet will feature competition from host Purdue, Florida, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Southern Illinois, Navy (men), Florida International (women), as well as divers from North Carolina and Indiana State.
Purdue Invitational
Dates & Times Nov. 16-18 | Prelims - 9 a.m. | Finals - 5 p.m.
Location West Lafayette, Ind.
Site Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center
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Order of Events
200 Frees Relay
500 Free
200 IM
50 Free
400 Medley Relay
Men's 1-Meter Diving
Women's 3-Meter Diving
200 Medley relay
400 IM
100 Fly
200 Free
100 Breast
100 Back
800 Free Relay
Women's 1-Meter Diving
Men's 3-Meter Diving

Platform Diving
1650 Free
200 Back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
400 Free Relay
Bear Bites
The Bears enter the Purdue Invitational coming off big victories against crosstown rival Drury. The MSU women finished on top with a score of 135-107 while the men posted a 144-87 victory over the Panthers. Eight student-athletes came away with individual victories and, as a result of the victory, the men broke a 16-16 all-time series record deadlock.
In the Missouri Valley Conference, the women's squad holds 19 top-five finishes across 14 events. Junior Josie Pearson leads the way in three events, holding the top spot in the 200 fly as well as the 200 and 400 IM. Sydney Zupan follows Pearson with two leading times in the 100 free and 100 fly.
Other Bears to place in the top five are Sarah Allegri (100 back), Madison Brown (100 back), Libby Howell (200, 500, 1000 free), Vikte Labanauskaite (100 breast), Anna Miller (50 free) and Emma Wall (200 fly).
On the men's side, junior All-American Artur Osvath leads the Mid-American Conference in five separate events. Lucas Paloschi, Minki Kang and Christopher Heye also hold top spots in the league. The Bears combine for 28 top-five times and they have dominated the 100 and 200 breast.
Blair Bish, Will Brand, Conner Ripp, Samuel Senn, Jacob Schultz, Nicholas Theunissen, Antonio Thomas and Phillip Willett are the other members of the men's team to place in the top five in their respective events.
Top-50 National Rankings
Artur Osvath – 8th, 200 breast; 27th, 200 IM; 29th, 100 breast; 31st, 200 fly
Final Details
Prelims at the Purdue Invitational are set to begin at 9 a.m. on each day of the invitational, followed by finals sessions beginning at approximately 5 p.m. A live stream of the invitational and live results will be available. For all the latest information on the Missouri State swimming and diving team, visit or follow @MoStateSwim on Twitter.
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