Mizzou Invite Day 2 Complete Results
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Arkansas senior Madison Palmer came to the finals of the one-meter springboard at the Mizzou Invitational on Saturday looking to make a comeback from a fourth place finish in the three-meter dive on Friday. Palmer succeeded, winning the one-meter event with a score of 289.75.
“Madison did a great job tonight,” Razorbacks diving coach Dale Schultz said. “She really came through and competed at a higher level than yesterday.”
Swimming for the Razorbacks in the finals of the 400 IM were Maddie Fogel and Sarah Rowland, who each set season best times Friday in the 500 free. On Saturday, Fogel placed fifth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:43.15 in the B heat, and Rowland, also swimming in the B heat, touched in at 4:45.51, for the seventh spot.
In the finals of the 100 back, sophomore Gina Bargiachi came in seventh in the C heat, with a time of 1:07.78.
“All three of the swimmers posted season best or lifetime best times today,” assistant coach Todd Mann said. “They’re just working to get better each time they go out and compete.”
During Saturday’s morning prelims, Palmer led the Arkansas divers, scoring a 258.20 on the three-meter springboard placing fifth and qualifying for the finals. Liana Bugslag was second for the team receiving a 222.70 and placing 12th. Alex Roman and Kellyn Williams also dove in the three-meter prelims, scoring 194.30 for 16th place and 172.90 in 20th place, respectively.
“Liana dove probably her best one-meter contest of the season today,” Schultz said. “We’re looking forward to her performance tomorrow on platform.”
On the starting blocks for the Razorbacks on Saturday morning, Fogel and Rowland each swam in the prelims of the 400 IM. Fogel finished 14th, touching in at 4:46.12. Rowland came in at a time of 4:48.69, in 16th place. Rowland also competed in the 200 free prelims where she came in 28th with her time of 2:03.32. Bargiachi finished the 100 back prelim race in 1:07.34, in the 24th spot to make it to the event final.
Sunday is the final day of competition at the Mizzou Aquatics Center, and prelims will begin again at 10 a.m. and be followed with the event finals. For updated results and for complete coverage of Arkansas swimming and diving, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.