– In his third appearance at the national meet, junior Blair Bish
in the 200 breaststroke at the 2018 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, Saturday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
Bish came off of the lane-eight block on a mission and his 50-yard split paced the pack at 25.20 seconds. He maintained his first-place lead and touched the wall at 54.09 seconds at the 100 mark, but Auburn's Tommy Brewer and Ben Cono of Loyola started to make moves late in the race.
Brewer and Cono surpassed Bish in the last 50 yards, but he held on for a third-place finish with a season-best time of 1:55.41. Entering in as the 41st
seeded swimmer, he finished 24th
overall and recorded the second-fastest time on the MSU roster for the year.
His last race at the NCAA Championships marks the end of the Bears' 2017-18 swimming and diving season. For all the latest information on the Missouri State swimming and diving team, visit missouristatebears.com
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