COLUMBIA, Mo. – Action at the NCAA Last Chance meet came to a conclusion Sunday night in Columbia, Missouri, for Arkansas.
In Sunday’s prelims, seniors Chelsea Tatlow and Jessie Garrison, along with junior Marlena Pigliacampi competed in the 200 butterfly. Tatlow touched in the fastest time, clocking a 1:57.37. In the final, Tatlow touched first, narrowly missing her season best (1:56.42) that she set Saturday, finishing in 1:56.46.
Garrison recorded the third-fastest time in prelims, touching in 1:59.49. In the finals, Garrison improved that time to 1:57.42, .01 seconds off her personal best. Pigliacampi touched fifth in prelims in 2:00.26 and finished in 2:00.37 in finals.
After setting a personal best (1:54.67) in the 200 backstroke time trials yesterday, Chloe Hannam touched first in prelims in 1:55.02. In the finals, Hannam improved that time, but did not quite beat her personal best, finishing second in 1:54.78.
In a time trial of the 100 breast, junior Madison Strathman touched in 1:01.87, after recording a personal-best 1:01.30 a day ago.
Sophomore Ayumi Macias swam a trial time of 16:27.77 in the 1650 free, 5.84 seconds more than her season best.
After swimming a heat of 55.09 and 54.37 yesterday in the 100 fly, Olivia Weekly touched in 53.02 in a time trial, just .01 seconds shy of tying her personal best.
“I am so proud of our ladies,” said head coach Neil Harper. “They came here with energy and great effort and we came away with more personal and season bests. Chloe and Madison went faster than they ever have and Chelsea went her fastest two times of the season. I am especially proud of our four seniors who gave it their all here in trying to qualify for NCAA’s for the last time.”
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