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Arkansas Swimming and Diving Meet Notes- Week 4

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Swimming and Diving Meet Notes- Week 4

Up nextThe University of Arkansas swimming and diving team returns to action when it plays host to another Southeastern Conference opponent in Vanderbilt at Arkansas Natatorium beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday. 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 Repeats as SEC Swimmer of the WeekYi-Ting Siow earned Southeastern Conference swimmer of the week honors again Oct. 27, after she won 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.

Several Hogs Rank Among Nation’s BestFive University of Arkansas swimmers and two Razorback relay team continue to rank among the national swimming leaders a month into the season.

Senior Yi-Ting Siow is currently ranked in the top 25 in four events. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Siow stands first in the nation. Siow is also fourth in the 200y breaststroke, touching in at 2:13.93. Senior Leah Pierce is also currently ranked in the top 25 in the 200y breaststroke with a time of 2:17.28.

Siow also holds the third spot in the 200y individual medley and is in the top 20 among the 400y IM times with a 4:21.63.

Returning All-America Jamie Marks ranks in the top-25 in both the 1,650y freestyleand the 200y butterfly events. Sophomore Alison Templin joins Marks in the 1,650y freestyle rankings at No. 21 with a time of 17:10.50.

The Razorback 200y medley relay’s time of 1:43.35 places it in the top 15. Relay members include Siow, Lynette Ng, Lisa Lunkenheimer and Katie Whitbeck. The 400y medley relay team ranks eighth in the nation with a time of 3:47.24.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)