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The swim season is back underway after more than a month-long hiatus from regular competition. As we get closer to the SEC Championships, it’s important to take a look at some of the record-breaking performances so far this season:
Sophomore Chelsea Franklin broke the pool record at the Arkansas Natatorium in the 1,000 free during the first home meet of the season against South Carolina/Missouri. She came back over the weekend to break the school record in the 500 free during the first day of the Purdue Invitational. Franklin picked up her second pool record of the season during Arkansas’ loss to Brigham Young when she set a new record at the Richards Building Pool on the BYU campus. Franklin’s time in the 500 free was nearly six seconds faster than the previous record.
Jillienne Schilling picked up her first pool record as a Razorback in the 400 IM. Schilling’s time of 4:22.73 topped the previous record for the Robinson Center pool set back in 2003. Her time was also an in-season best time for the sophomore.
The Hogs welcomed its newest swimmer to the pool over the winter break. Croatia native Gabrijela Korac joins the Razorbacks for the spring and helped score some points in the Razorbacks win over Kansas last week. She placed sixth in the 200 breaststroke with a time 2:25.76 and was in scoring position in the 100 breast, placing fourth with 1:07.19.
Also, freshman Julia Kucherich was recognized in her hometown paper in York, Pa. in late December. Hereis what the York Daily Record had to say about the up-and-coming Razorback.