The Missouri State men’s swimming and diving team concluded its season at the Shamrock Invitational at Notre Dame this weekend.

The Bears totaled 450 points over the two-day meet, netting them a fourth-place finish out of four teams. 

The meet included three sessions: two on Friday and one on Saturday. And the Bears got off to a great start in the first session.

Sophomore Pawel Krawczyk was the standout swimmer in the Friday portion of the invitational, collecting top-five finishes in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle.

Krawczyk placed fourth in the 500 free with a time of 4:23.06 and fifth in the 200 free with a time of 1:37.78. His fourth-place finish in the 500 free was the highest individual finish of the day for the Bears. 

The Bears continued their strong start in the B heat and saw two more top-10 finishes.

Senior Antonio Thomas continued his stellar season, recording the top time (4:27.36) in the 500 Individual Medley. Freshman Tyler Lewis finished ninth in the 400 IM.

MSU fell just short of top-10 finishes on the 1-meter diving boards. Junior Michael Claunch finished in 11th, followed by sophomore John David Spence, who placed 12th.

Krawczyk continued his impressive performance on Saturday, finishing third in the 1,650 free and seventh in the 200 butterfly. Thomas followed close behind in the 1,650, finishing fifth.

Altogether, Krawczyk amassed four top-10 finishes and three top-five finishes. He also collected MSU’s highest finish on both days of the invitational, along with the highest overall placing for the team.

The men’s next competition will be the Mid-American Conference Men’s Championships in Carbondale, Illinois, March 4-7.

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