Up nextThe University of Arkansas swimming and diving team return to action when it plays host to another Southeastern Conference opponent in Vanderbilt at Arkansas Natatorium beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. The Hogs (3-1, 1-1 SEC) are 2-0 all time against the Commodores.
Last time outArkansas senior Yi-Ting Siow picked up victories in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200y breaststroke and 400y individual medley to lead the Razorbacks to a split in their double-dual meet against Florida and Kansas, Oct. 24 at Arkansas Natatorium. 10 first-place finishes carried the Hogs to a 196-112 victory over Kansas but six first-place finishes against Florida was not enough as the Gators defeated Arkansas 175-133.
In Poppell’s Words… (On the Florida/Kansas meet)"We do not have the type of talent that will allow for us to make mistakes and still be successful. We have to do this little things right, we have to outwork those that we compete against and we have to compete error free in order to have success as a team.
"We had some great performances today but we also had some performances that could have been better had we not made mistakes. That is what is so disappointing. The meet against Florida was much closer than the score indicated as there were four or five events that could have gone our way. The margin of victory in those events was very small."
Siow Named SEC Swimmer of the WeekYi-Ting Siow earned Southeastern Conference swimmer of the week honors Oct. 20, after she swam the nation’s fastest times in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200y individual medley at Kentucky. The senior touched in at 1:01.73 to finish first in the 100y breaststroke. Siow turned in a time of 2:00.06 in the 200y IM, running away from the rest of the field by 5.83 seconds.
Distance Swimmers Performing WellThree Arkansas swimmers, including returning All-America Jamie Marks, rank in the top-25 in the nation in 1,650y freestyle times. Mark’s time of 16:43.98 is the fifth-fastest time in the nation in the mile event. Sophomore Alison Templin and junior Shara Sutphen join Marks in the rankings at No. 16 (17:10.50) and No. 19 (17:18.69), respectively.
Whitbeck Continues Strong Sophomore YearSophomore Katie Whitbeck took first place in the 100y butterfly for the second-straight meet with a time of 56.88. Whitbeck edged sophomore teammate Lisa Lunkenheimer to win the 100y butterfly in 56.21 seconds in the season-opening meet at Kentucky.