By Khandice Winters, Media Relations Student Assistant
FAYETTEVILLE – The No.19 Arkansas swimming and diving team (7-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) welcomes Houston to the Arkansas Natatorium on Friday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.
A week ago UA picked up its first win of the new year against Kansas. Jillienne Schilling picked up her first pool record as a Razorback in the 400 IM against the Jayhawks. 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 junior.
"With this meet against Houston and next week against Drury, it’s really more about evaluating our team and line up going into the conference championship", head coach Jeff Poppell said. "Houston has some of the best divers in the country and always has; they also have a couple of pretty tough swimmers. Our girls are going to be swimming some very different events in order for us to decide what they will be competing in at SECs." Houston brings a 1-3 dual record to the Arkansas Natatori¬um this week after picking up its first win of the season over North Texas last week. Arkansas leads the series 10-4 over the Cougars with the last meeting coming during the 2005-06 season. The Razorbacks fell to Houston in the last two duals but the Hogs have not met the Cougars under the direction of Poppell.
Live stats are available and RazorVision subscribers can watch the meet at ArkansasRazorbacks.com and the first fans in attendance will receive a four pack of Razorback Silly Bandz.
Next on the schedule for the Razorbacks is back-to-back Division II national champions Drury for senior day on Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. Drury is currently ranked No. 1 in the DII polls.