COLLEGE STATION, Texas-The University of Arkansas swimming and diving team ended the fall season at the Aggie Invitational in College Station, Texas, Sunday, with a fourth-place finish. Senior Whitney Lynn led the way for the Lady Razorbacks as she qualified for a NCAA ‘B’ in the 1650 free.
Head coach Anne Goodman James said she was pleased with the Lady’Backs’ third NCAA qualifying mark as Lynn also qualified in the 500 free. Senior Zsuzsa Csobanki made a ‘B’ cut in the 50 free.
“The third day went well,” Goodman James said. “Finals started off great with Whitney (Lynn). Lynn swam a phenomenal 1650, making another NCAA cut. She was well under the ‘B’ standard and faster than the time it took to be invited to the NCAA championships last year.”
Goodman James said she was also delighted with the performance of Arkansas’ underclassmen, many of whom broke lifetime best marks at the three-day invitational.
“I was most pleased overall with all of the lifetime best times done this weekend,” Goodman James. “Many of those came in the 200 fly, including Juliette Burks, Sarah Moll and Mariann Fulop, as well as Katie Borkovec in the 100 free.” In the 200 fly, Fulop paced the Lady’Backs at fifth while freshman Emily Gregory followed with a sixth-place finish. Moll and Burks finished 12th and 14th, respectively.
Borkovec’s time of 53.51 in the 100 free was good enough for 20th place, while Csobanki took eighth, narrowly missing a NCAA ‘B’ cut by 0.34 seconds.
In the first platform diving competition of the year, Arkansas placed four divers in the top eight spots. Freshman Brieanne Kushner took third, freshman Jamie Hyslop finished fifth, freshman Hilarie Wilson finished seventh and senior A.K. Campbell scored at eighth.
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