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Lady’Backs Successful in Season Opener

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Backs Successful in Season Opener

FAYETTEVILLE-The University of Arkansas swimming and diving team started the season on a good note with a victory against Drury University. The Lady Razorbacks defeated the Panthers 136-103 Friday night inside Arkansas Natatorium. Senior Zsuzsa Csobanki led the way for the Lady’Backs as she won three events. Csobanki dominated in the 50 (23.59) and 100 free (51.96) events. As an anchor for the 400-medley relay, Csobanki scored her first victory of the evening. Head swimming coach Anne Goodman James said she was pleased with Csobanki’s performance in the first meet of the season. ”She’s got a lot of speed right now,” Goodman James said. “For October, she has phenomenal quickness. This is her best start.” Goodman James said as expected the Lady’Backs swept the diving competition with freshmen Hilarie Wilson winning the one meter and Brieanne Kushner taking the three meter. “Diving is totally dominating,” Goodman James said. “This was good for the freshmen to get the first contest under their belts.” At the other end of the pool, Goodman James said she was happy with the team’s effort especially senior Whitney Lynn. In the 1000 free, Lynn’s time of 10:03.64 is the fourth fastest time in Arkansas history and her best finish in that event since 2003. Sophomore Mariann Fulop also scored for the Lady’Backs with two victories. Fulop won the 200 IM (2:06.92) and 200 back (2:05.29). Next week the Lady’Backs begin Southeastern Conference competition as they travel to Baton Rouge, La. for a meet against Louisiana State and Alabama Oct. 29. For more information on Arkansas swimming and diving, log on to www.ladybacks.com.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)