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Lady’Backs Win Six Events Lose Dual Meet

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Backs Win Six Events Lose Dual Meet

PULLMAN, Wash.,–Despite winning more than half of the events, the University of Arkansas swimming and diving squad fell to Washington State 119-86. Even though the Lady Razorbacks won six of the 11 events, it wasn’t enough for a victory in the dual meet. Head coach Anne Goodman James said she was proud of her team despite the final score, especially since the Lady’Backs recorded their first freestyle-relay win of the year. “Katie Borkovec swam an outstanding anchor leg to get the win for us,” Goodman James said. “She’s really starting to develop. She is important to our relays.” Borkovec along with senior Zsuzsa Csobanki, sophomore Mariann Fulop and fellow freshman Tifanie Silver scored the victory in the 200-free relay. Csobanki and senior Whitney Lynn each won two individual events. Lynn won the 500 and 1,000 free while setting a Washington State Gibb Pool record in the 1,000. Csobanki took top honors in the sprint freestyle events, both the 50 and 100. Goodman James said her senior leaders are pacing the Lady’Backs with amazing speed at this early point of the season. “Zsuzsa is just taking total control of the 50 and 100 free,” Goodman James said. “She won the 50 free by more than one second. She is really looking amazingly powerful. We expect her to make some NCAA cuts this season. Whitney stayed solid and won both the 500 and 1,000 free.” After commanding performances by the seniors, freshman Emily Gregory followed in their footsteps. Gregory edged Washington State’s Bryn Mooney in the 100 fly winning the event by just two-hundredths of a second. Goodman James said she was pleased with Gregory’s effort in the 100 fly after Mooney beat her in the 200-medley relay. “Emily Gregory has such great poise and competitive spirit,” Goodman James said. “Emily is a tough, tough racer. She is going to finish better than anybody.” The Lady’Backs were without a huge part of their team as the Arkansas divers did not compete in the meet because Washington State does not sponsor a diving team. For more information on Arkansas swimming and diving, log on to www.ladybacks.com.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)