COLLEGE STATION, Texas-Following the second day of competition at the Aggie Invitational, Saturday, the University of Arkansas swimming and diving team continues its quest for NCAA qualifying times. The final session of the invitation begins Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Head coach Anne Goodman James said she was pleased with her team’s effort on day two of the invitational.
“The second day went well for us,” Goodman James said. “I would say that the 100 fly showed our strongest performances. Both Emily Gregory and Zsuzsa Csobanki finished in the top six in the championship finals and Sarah Moll scored in the consolation finals dropping her lifetime best time by two seconds during the prelims.”
Gregory paced the Lady Razorbacks with a fifth-place finish in the 100 fly. Csobanki followed closely touching the wall .06 seconds after Gregory for sixth place.
In the diving competition, freshman Brieanne Kushner took fifth place while freshman Hilarie Wilson seized eighth.
Goodman James said she was happy with the Lady’Backs individual performances as many new season and lifetime best times have been set at the invitational.
“Mariann Fulop followed with a time trial in the 100 fly, swimming a lifetime best time,” Goodman James said. “In the 100 back, we saw many dramatic season best times.”
Fulop, senior Hannah Clegg, freshman Tifanie Silver and senior Lisa Petry finished the 100 back with season best times. Fulop led the way with a 10th-place finish.
The Arkansas 200-medley relay team of Csobanki, Gregory, Clegg and sophomore Molly Muck recorded a season best time of 1:45.66 that was good enough for a fourth-place finish.
Goodman James said she was eager for the third day of competition as she anticipates more postseason qualifiers.
“We have several very good events,” Goodman James. “We have very solid possibilities of more NCAA times in the 100 free and in the 1650 free today.”
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