KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- In a bid to extend their undefeated season, the 3-0 Arkansas swimming and diving team will face off against the No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers Friday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Razorbacks are coming off a two week break after sweeping the competition at the Rice Invitational held in Houston, Texas on Oct. 23 and 24.
The Razorbacks last met the Volunteers during the 2011-12 season at the Tennessee Invitational. Arkansas placed fourth in that contest with a total of 580.5 points.
“We really want to control what we can control in order to set ourselves up for success, not only for tomorrow, but for our midseason championships in two weeks.” Arkansas swimming and diving head coach Sean Schimmel said. “We have been doing good work and want to have that show up by executing our racing the proper way. We want to win in all types of situations.”
Senior Anna Mayfield will lead the Arkansas women into Friday’s meet after earning National Swimmer of the Week and SEC Female Swimmer of the Week last week. Mayfield went four-for-four in her individual events at the Rice Invitational with pool records in the 200 and 500 freestyle, and the 100 and 200 backstrokes. She was also responsible for breaking five facility records.
Freshman Madison Strathman was awarded SEC Freshman of the Week on Oct. 27th after a great performance at the Rice Invitational. Strathman earned a first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke and third place finish in the 100 breaststroke.
Having earned several personal records at the Rice Invitational, the Arkansas divers are prepared for Tennessee. Nicole Gillis placed second on the one-meter dive and third in the three-meter dive. She also was named the SEC Female Diver of the Week during the first week of the season.
“We are preparing the same as we do for every SEC meet. Tennessee is a strong rival and we will do our part for the success of the team.” Arkansas diving head coach Jeff DiNicola said. “I expect our divers will have a good showing tomorrow just like they did against Kentucky, Nebraska, and Houston.
Order of Events:
200 Individual Medley
Three Meter Dive
One Meter Dive
400 Free Relay
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