2005 SEC Championships
The Lady Razorback Swimming and Diving team has just completed the 2005 SEC conference meet and have much to celebrate. This year’s meet was hosted by the
Parents and fans at the 2005 SEC Swimming Championships
both had lifetime bests in the 50 while junior Angela Kora did the same in the 200 IM.
Friday’s events were just as exciting with our first team record falling in the 100 butterfly by Emily Gregory. Her time of 55.20 eclipsed teammate Zsuzsa Csobanki’s old record of 55.45. That swim was one of many lifetime performances on Thursday including Lisa Petry’s 100 backstroke.
The 2005 Razorback SEC team relaxing after the meet
Overall, the meet was amazing for us. Of our 11 swimmers, 10 had lifetime or college best times. Congratulations to seniors Whitney Lynn and Zsuzsa Csobanki and freshman Emily Gregory on their NCAA “B” cuts.
The most impressive part of the experience was the team atmosphere. As a small team, we rely heavily upon full participation by every member both in the pool and on the deck. Whenever an Arkansas Swimmer was in the water, the rest of the team was on their feet enthusiastically cheering. More importantly however, when any of us had a disappointment, there were always a few teammates ready to support them. In fact the team support was contagious enough to spread to our parents. Each morning when we left our hotel rooms, there was always a new poster or sign on the door an even a red carpet leading us to the elevator! On Saturday, our mothers and grandmothers caught the attention of the whole crowd when they tore off their shirts on deck to reveal letters painted on their undershirts. And as you can guess, they spelled “
Arkansas mothers showing off their team spirit
Finally, one of the exciting things about being in the SEC is watching some of the fastest swimmers in the world. We saw multiple NCAA and American records broken and were amazed to see how fast our conference has become.
The next stop for us is our last chance meets. The divers will be traveling to
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