FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – This weekend, the No. 18 University of Arkansas swimming and diving team will send sophomore Jamie Marks and freshman Jillienne Schilling to Columbia, Mo. for the NCAA Last Chance Invite.
Marks, who will be competing in the 400 individual medley at the meet, is looking to improve her NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 4:12.51 which she swam at the Southeastern Conference Championships last week in Auburn, Ala.
Roughly, the country’s top 30 swimmers in each event qualify for the NCAA Championships which will be held in College Station, Texas, March 19-21.
Marks’ current time in the 400 IM ranks in the top 30 but a faster time would lower the chances of her getting bumped out of the top 30 by other swimmers competing in other Last Chance Invites and conference championships being held this weekend.
Not looking for an NCAA spot, Schilling will swim in the 200 free and 200 IM races, events she did not compete in at the SEC Championship meet last week.
The Last Chance Invite, running all day on Saturday Feb. 28 at the Mizzou Aquatics Center, is the last meet for the Razorbacks before NCAA postseason meets begin March 12-15 with the NCAA Zone Diving Championships, where the Razorbacks will once again compete in Columbia, Mo.
For updated results and for complete coverage of Arkansas swimming and diving, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.