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Four career-best times set by Lady’Backs Thursday

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Four career-best times set by Lady’Backs Thursday

LEXINGTON, KEN. – The University of Arkansas swimming and diving team set four career-best times Thursday at the Southeastern Conference Championships in Lexington, Ken. In the 50 freestyle, junior Tifanie Silver finished with a personal best 24.22. Senior Kristen Thibodeaux touched in with another individual record of 5:02.02 in the 500 free, while sophomore Elizabeth Engs and junior Katie McGraw beat their personal records in the 200 IM by two and four seconds, respectively. Engs finished in 2:06.36 and McGraw in 2:10.37. Senior Marian Fulop turned in the best finish of the day placing 26th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.27. In the 50 free, junior Emily Gregory touched in immediately after Silver with a 24.31. Sophomores Macey Webb and Emily Fletcher also competed in the 500 free with times of 5:11.57 and 5:19.43, respectively. In the final event of the night, the 200 free relay, the Lady Razorbacks earned another season-best time, finishing ninth with a 1:35.16. “It was nice to end the day with a real good relay,” said head coach Jeff Poppell. “They were almost a full second faster than their previous season-best time.” Arkansas has 88 points and is currently in ninth place. Auburn is in first with 336 points, followed by Kentucky with 231 and Georgia with 228.5. SEC competition continues tomorrow with the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 400 medley relay. The preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. “Tomorrow should be a very good day for us,” said Poppell. “We have some of our best events so we’re looking forward to it.” For more information about Arkansas swimming and diving, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)