FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 22 Arkansas women’s swimming and diving fell to the Missouri Tigers, 166-134, Friday afternoon in the Arkansas Natatorium.
“It was a very close meet,” said head coach Sean Schimmel. “One of our goals coming out of last Saturday was to come in here and be a much better team. I was proud of them because this was more of a reflection of who we are. Unfortunately, we came up just a little bit short.”
Despite the loss, the Razorbacks (0-3, 0-3 SEC) tallied six first-place finishes on the day, led by sophomore Aiden Lister, who registered two event wins in the 1,000 (10:10.46) and 500 freestyle (4:58.27).
“Aiden has certainly come around the past few weeks and that showed up today,” said Schimmel. “She had a great 1,000 and then she backed that up with a win in the 500. She had some big swims.”
The Arkansas freshmen highlighted the Razorbacks’ efforts. Freshman diver Nicole Gillis dove to a first-place finish in the 3-meter boards with a score of 320.70, outscoring the runner-up by 30 points. The Razorback freshmen trio of Taylor Weiss, Jessie Garrison and Caitlin Sheridan went 1-2-3 in the 200 butterfly. Weiss was the event winner with a time of 2:03.40, followed by Garrison (2:04.67) and Sheridan (2:05.01).
Junior Anna Mayfield took first in the 200 freestyle (1:50.29), while junior Nina Drolc touched the wall first in the 100 freestyle (50.66).
Arkansas took second in eight events in the loss. Freshman Chelsea Tatlow came away with two second place finishes in the 200 IM (2:03.84) and 100 backstroke (55.72). Swimming the remaining second place finishes were junior Rachel Stoehr (5:01.42 in the 500 freestyle), senior Nikki Daniels (200 breaststroke in 2:15.87) and senior Susanna White (50 freestyle in 23.50).
Arkansas took second in both the 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays. In the 200 medley, the team of Mayfield, Daniels, White and Drolc swam a time of 1:41.91. In the 400 freestyle relay, Drolc, White, Mayfield and Monroe teamed up for a time of 3:24.57.
The Razorbacks will hit the road to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
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