Sending off MMA's seniors

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The Missouri Military Academy swimming and diving team honored three seniors on Monday -- Anthony Melick, Blake Mills and Benjamin Huynh -- in its meet against Marshall at the MMA Natatorium.

Senior Anthony Melick won three events and had a hand in breaking two records — the 200 individual medley and 400 freestyle relay with Tiago Ruas Deluca, Paulo Pereira De Abreu Donabella.

Melick set a new 200 IM record earlier this season — 2:29.39 — but bested it Monday with a time of 2:27.53. As for the 400 free relay, the quartet swam to a first-place time of 4:10.95, which bested the time of 4:11.70 set in 1985.

Ruas Deluca won three events, setting new records in all of them. Besides the 400 free relay, he swam to a time of 55.95 in the 100 free to outpace the 1980 time of 57.7 and finished the 200 free with a time of 1:59.73, which bested the 1979 time of 2:06.90.

MMA defeated Marshall 103-38.

Read the full story in the Oct. 22, 2022, edition of The Mexico Ledger.

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