FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas and Illinois will face off in the final regular season meet for both programs as the Razorbacks host Senior Day at the Arkansas Natatorium on Saturday at 11 a.m.
A total of 10 seniors will be recognized prior to the meet. Doors open at 10 a.m. with the ceremony slated to begin at 10:30 a.m.
|Name||Event||Hometown||High School (Previous School)/ Club
|Shelby Bartlett||Diving||Noblesville, Ind.||Fishers HS/ Fishers Diving Team|
|Erin Beu||Freestyle||Owasso, Okla||Owasso HS (Henderson State)|
|Hannah Bortnick||Diving||Mission Hills, Kan.||Pembroke Hill HS/ Jayhawk Diving Club|
|Nina Drolc||Freestyle||Velenje, Slovenia||SCB Vulenje|
|Rachel Kessler||IM/Fly||New Rochelle, N.Y.||New Rochelle HS/ Badger Swim Club|
|Jordan Kimmey||Fly/Free/IM||Flower Mound, Texas||Flower Mound HS/ Dallas Mustangs|
|Anna Mayfield||Back/ Free||San Antonio, Texas||Smithson Valley HS/ Alamo Area Aquatics|
|Erika McGovern||Breaststroke||Tulsa, Okla.||Union HS/ Swim Tulsa|
|Maddie Monroe||Freestyle||Godfrey, Ill.||Alton HS/ Edwardsville Breakers|
|Rachel Stoehr||Freestyle||Lake Forest, Ill.||Lake Forest HS|
Arkansas holds 15 top-20 times in the SEC, including four within the top 10 with a best of No. 5 by senior Anna Mayfield in the 500 free (4:41.57). Individually, Mayfield leads the way for the Razorbacks with four of the 15 top-20 times.
Arkansas looks to maintain the momentum of its quad-meet sweep of Vanderbilt, Houston and Clemson last weekend. The Razorbacks placed first in 16 of 20 events throughout the weekend and were led by Mayfield and three-time SEC Freshman of the Week Madison Strathman. Mayfield won two individual events and was on four victorious relays. She took the 200 free and 200 back in 1:48.48 and 1:58.66, respectively. Her 200 yard free relay team earned a first-place finish by three and a half seconds with a time of 1:33.68 – the second best this season. After earning SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 19 for swimming a 2:17.07 in the 200 breast at then-No. 9 Auburn, Strathman turned in an even better performance in the event this past weekend, earning a first-place finish by .83 seconds with a time of 2:16.85. In addition, she won the 100 breast in 1:04.26 – her second best time in the event this season – and was also a member of two winning relays (400 yard medley, 200 yard medley).
Illinois takes an 8-3 record into Saturday’s competition, which will mark the first ever meeting between the two programs. The Illini recently suffered back-to-back losses at Iowa and Nebraska.
Following the weekend, the Razorbacks will head to Columbia, Missouri for the SEC Championships on Feb. 16-20.
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200 medley relay
200 individual medley
400 freestyle relay