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Lady’Backs Travel to Louisiana for SEC Opener

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Backs Travel to Louisiana for SEC Opener

FAYETTEVILLE-The University of Arkansas swimming and diving team travels to Louisiana for a weekend filled with meets. The Lady Razorbacks open Southeastern Conference competition in Baton Rouge, La., Friday at 3 p.m., as they meet Louisiana State and Alabama. The Lady’Backs travel to New Orleans, Saturday Oct. 30, for a meet with Tulane and the University of New Orleans. Head swimming coach Anne Goodman James said the weekend should be a good test for the Lady’Backs especially the conference meet. “SEC competition is extremely tough,” Goodman James said. “But we’re looking forward to our top people being really pushed this weekend. Whitney (Lynn) and Zsuzsa (Csobanki) need to be challenged.” After sweeping the diving events against Drury last week, the Lady’Back diving crew faces tough competition this weekend, Goodman James said. Freshmen Hilarie Wilson (one meter) and Brieanne Kushner (three meter) each took first-place honors on the boards in this opener. “LSU and Alabama are the strongest diving schools in the conference,” she said. “Diving will see some outstanding events in the first meet.” The LSU swimmers pose a challenge for the Lady’Backs in the freestyle, with Csobanki, senior sprinter, and Lynn, senior distance specialist, leading the team. Against Drury, Csobanki won the 50 and 100 free events, while Lynn set a school record with her performance in the 1000 free. ”LSU is a team that is very deep,” Goodman James. “They’re probably best in the freestyle events, especially sprint and middle-distance. They are also solid in the backstroke.” Alabama is led by a pair of Olympians, including senior Anne Poleska, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist in the 200 breaststroke. After the first SEC meet of the season, the Lady’Backs return to non-conference action against Tulane and New Orleans, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. For more information on Arkansas swimming and diving, log on to www.ladybacks.com.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)