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Heidloff Leads Lady’Backs at Rice Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Heidloff Leads Lady’Backs at Rice Invitational

HOUSTON-Freshman Jesika Heidloff paced the University of Arkansas swimming and diving team in the first day of the Marriot West Loop-TRY Rice Invitational, Friday, Nov. 4, in Houston, Texas.

Heidloff took top honors in the 200 breaststroke helping the Lady Razorbacks to a fourth-place standing with 142 points.

Arkansas swimming head coach Anne Goodman James said she was happy with Heidloff’s drive that was evident in the race.

“Jesika Heidloff was the star of the day,” Goodman James said. “She swam an excellent 200 breaststroke race, for the win against an excellent field. She is one of those people that just hates to lose and that makes her such a tough competitor.”

Freshman Dashya Kimmel also made an impact for the Lady’Backs. She not only set a lifetime best mark but she also scored in the 200 back.

“Dashya Kimmel was really on her game, as well, and went a lifetime best time in the 200 back,” Goodman James said.

Goodman James said she her team needs to recoup after two consecutive days in the pool to contend for the invitational team title. The Lady’Backs were narrowly defeated at Houston, Nov. 3.

“We struggled to put together back to back days of competition, but it is something we have to get better at before the Southeastern Conference Championship Meet,” she said. “We look forward to the opportunity to race again tomorrow and see where we can improve.”

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