FAYETTEVILLE-Ark.- The swimming and diving team at the University of Arkansas defeated the University of Nebraska at the dual meet season opener in Lincoln, Nebraska at Devaney Natatorium. Arkansas 174, Nebraska 125.
The Razorbacks had stellar performances winning ten individual events on Saturday against Nebraska. The 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay, the Razorbacks placed took second place. There were nine second place finishes and ten third place finishes.
Senior Anna Mayfield placed first in both individual events of the day. In the 100 backstroke, Mayfield went a 56.00 and in the 200 backstroke she went a 2:00.55.
In the 200 backstroke, the Razorbacks took first, second, and third place. Mayfield (1), Chloe Hannam (2) with a time of 2:00.68, and Madison Umberger (3) with a time of 2:03.61.
Freshman Sydney Angell started her collegiate career winning the 200 breaststroke (2:20.84) and the 100 breaststroke (1:06.06). Freshman Annah Carney claimed second in the 200 freestyle (1:52.95) and third in the 500 freestyle (5:09.03)
Aiden Lister won both her individual events in the 1000 yard freestyle (10:21.13) and the 500 yard freestyle (5:04.06).
Sophomore Chloe Hannam took first place in the 200 freestyle (1:52.95) and first place in the 400 I.M. (4:21.68)
Senior Nina Drolc took second place in both her individual events. In 50 freestyle, Drolc had a time of 23.94 and in the 100 freestyle had a time of 51.85.
Senior Hannah Bortnick and sophomore Nicole Gillis both qualified for the NCAA Diving Zone Championships from March 7-9 in College Station, Tex. Gillis (295.35) placed second and Bortnick (286.80) placed third in the three-meter diving. In the one-meter, Gillis placed second (273.30) and Bortnick placed third (260.10).
The Razorbacks will be back in action Friday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Arkansas Natatorium against Kentucky.
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